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  1. Thank you for making my job easy, for revealing the truth of you stabbing me, while falsely calling me paji all the time. That´s it. It is you, who hurt yourself, because of your short temper, which produces the poison of hankar, hatred, and a big bunch of lies, which altogether make you see things, that do not exist in reality, and make you act so insensitively. Nothing of what you have said is the truth above, I do not have to prove anything to anybody, sangat here is wise enough to see what is right or not, and not get influenced by your lies and tantrums. Get up Simran, no need for all that noise, just control your temper, be humble, be truthful, do not be so self centered, things will start falling right for you. Repeat once again, I do not owe you anything, nor am I obliged to you in any way. Rest is all your choice. Sat Sree Akal.
  2. Please do not wash your dirty linen in public. Enough. Do not act as a victim. If I ignore people and you in this case, believe it, it is for your double face,which I saw in you recently. So naturally, I will ignore you. I have being keeping quite out of respect all this time, as it has been seen in the past also, so please just leave me alone What do I owe you? In which way am I obliged to you? And I am no god, to know that you or anybody are or were going through a bad period. Did you tell me anything about it? Or is that I can see through the computer? Just stop giving freedom to your wild imagination, and see things which do not exist. Accept the fact, that my reaction towards you, is not baseless, but due to some action of yours. Things do not happen just like that suddenly Though I have no intentions in arguing with you, but as a human being, I wish you all the best in all the fields, Neither I am perfect, I am here to learn from everyone, whom Wahiguru brings them into my way, whether good or bad, each one is responsible for their karam. I may not agree with people on many issues, but for sure, I will not force anything on them, and also will change my direction to walk. By the way, the post above, was not at all directed at you, but as usually I regularly post in the threads I am interested in. As most of the posters, i also write not to please or displease anyone in particular, or get any clappings, but because writing is a passion, and as such, share and learn from others posts. One has to be very narrow minded, if one thinks otherwise. Sat Sree Akal.
  3. What is the "simran" mentioned in first ashtpadi of sri sukhmani sahib and how to do it? Among the meanings of Simran, are repetition of a mantar, or remeberance of someone or something. And when we do His simran, both come together hand by hand. Among all such spiritual practices, Guru Jee tells us which one to do, He says : Prabh ka simran, sabh tay oochaa. Why does Guru say so? Because, it is the only jugtee bhakti, which detaches us from this creation, purifies us, and reunites our sous with Sachay Patshah Akal Purukh. Prabh ka simran, garb na baseh. Which by the way, is our objective of being born as human beings. His simran reminds us of Him, His simran is a sincere ardaas at His feet, His simran is submitting ourselves to his Hukum, His simran is the pilgrimage, in which we go as dark crows, and come out as swans, His simran is a shower of boundless blessings on us. Sat Sree Akal.
  4. Brother, Nitnem, whether one recites it or listens to it, what is important, is to not recite it as a parrot, but in paying attention in understanding the spiritual wealth contained in it, and then fly as an eagle to touch the skies.... As that is the purpose of the Bani, in getting liberation from all our worldly bondages, and get our chit engaged in devotion at His charan kamal. Other thing is of Naam japna, which each and everyone has to do it individually, as it is our personal link with Him, through which we get closer and closer to Him, to the extent we come so much near to Him, that we become one with Him. Sat Sree Akal.
  5. A perspective on how emotions affect health... You are not a drop in the ocean, but an ocean in every drop...said Rumi. What did he mean by that... every cell in our body is intelligent to think and act. We have 60 trillion cells in our body, and our health depends a lot on the harmonic balance and cohesion of the cells with each other... In the movie Eat, Pray Love, Julia Roberts visits a wise man in Bali, and he advises her not to try too hard to meditate.. in fact he suggests that medidation is nothing but smiling and the line that is a kicker, is " Smile with your liver " If you believe that this is just a metaphor, lets look at the other end of the spectrum, to prove just how crucial this is.. Let us say you hold a negative emotion towards somebody, something or some event in your life... each time you think of that your whole body relives the emotional upheaval of that association.. Your mind doesn't have a mind of its own, and doesn't know if the event is happening in real time or it is being replayed.. So it produces the same stress hormores namely cortisol.. each and every cell of your body starts feeling the same emotion of let us say "hatred" towards that event, person or experience all over again... The body isn't at ease.. this is a state where the condition of dis-ease sets in.... If you continue to live in that state, your cells are now getting conditioned to live in the same state... Health of a person, depends on how well all the systems of the body and the 60 trillion cells play the melody of harmony together.. When the cells are living in a state of hatred.. they soon start exhibiting that with each other and killing healthy cells in the body...This leads to many forms of auto immune disease... Like Rumi said.. you are a drop in the ocean, you are an ocean in every drop... Be careful of your thoughts, your feelings and your emotions... Forgive people,not because they deserve it, but because you need it...Stay happy, stay healthy. Note: got the above lovely piece of truth from a friend, which I liked, and felt like sharing with the sangat here. Sat Sree Akal.
  6. love

    Lostwarrior1234 jee, you call a gursikh to that person, who comes near and gets involved with a married woman and with children? Please just do not throw dirt on such a paviter shabad like Gursikh. A Gursikh if true, whether married or unmarried, he does not look at all even, on married women, forget about getting entangled with one even. For a Gursikh, if the lady is younger, he looks at her as a daughter, if same, than as a sister, and if elder, than as a mother. These are his true remarks, purity above all and utter love for Wahiguru, and with constant fear in mind, for not doing any such thing, which can bring shame on him, before Him. You say you can take chaurasee smilingly...just think for a while, do you remember who were your familily, spouse, children or parents in your last few births? And what was your joonee? If no is the answer, then are you sure, you will recognize him? What about if, the joonees you go, is subhuman joonee, like animals, plant kingdom or insects, for example.... Chaurasee lakh joonee , is not like going for romance on a vaccation spot. This human form is given to us, for the only purpose of reuniting ourselves wih Him, so if instead of getting out of chaurasee, we do some karam to be stuck into maya, then, what a shame. He gave us the key to get out from the vast prison house, and we on the contrary, throw away the key and deliberately lock the door of that prison fromm inside. Then too, when we suffer the consequences of karam, we shamelessly say, why me Wahiguru? Sat Sree Akal.
  7. Just talk to Him, as a child to his father, without any fear, but with utmost love. He listens everything, He is not deaf, He listens even if you do not pray. He sees and knows our thoughts even before they are downloaded in our minds. And also better to keep in our minds that , we can not force Him to answer as per our wishes. Nature will only act, as wise as, it maybe for our own good, though we may not agree or understand. Lastly, to ask anything from Wahiguru, apart from Wahiguru, is a binding karam, which will bring us back into mayavee creation. Whatever our unsatisfied desires are, will surely get done at the right time, by His created law of Nature. Everything in all the universes, work perfectly according to His laws, but at the same time He is above all this system. Actually, he is just waiting and wanting from us Gursikhs, to tell Him: Pyaray Sachay Patshah, I just want you, for I love You alone. God bless you. Sat Sree Akal.
  8. love

    First of all, hats off for the reply given to you by brotherJacfsing2 above, a good one from all angles. Having said that, be careful Lostwarrior1234 jee, there are no perfect relations in this world, it is only when one goes through them, one sees things from a different perspective which were not forseen before. Look at Ravan, how he lost evrything for going after another woman. Other man or woman, apart from one´s spouse, is like setting fire on dry grass, everything gets destroyed, it is a devastation of highest foolish order.... So beware. On one side you have your home, with lovely children and a good husband, and other side you have kaam, paap, on your head, for which you will surely have to pay... You do not know what you are saying, when you say, you will gladly go to the chaurasee, with the hope of continuing gather in the next life. Just tell me how, of what good or helpfull is, two sticks burning in the fire? This is the consequence of such a dark sin. Who says, you will get another human form for sure, when even in this one, one behaves with impurity and unfaitfulness. Sin is darkness, and darkness leads to a fatality. Above all, you took an oath before Guru Gee of remaining faithful the rest of your life to your spouse. Who says, tomorrow you will not have feelings for a third man, and so on ... you see, if we keep changing our values each time when one finds a beautful lady in case of men, or a handsome man in case of women, then we are no better then beasts. You are still on time, do not do any such thing, that you can not look face to face to Guru Jee. Make your mind understand, that stop launching kaami temptations on you, and also pray Wahiguru with sincereity, to give you strength to overcome gracefully this your period of weakness so to say. God bless you, Sat Sree Akal.
  9. What's maturity? Definition provided by Buddhist Lamas. 1. Maturity is when you stop trying to change others, but instead focus on changing yourself. 2. Maturity is when you accept people who they are. 3. Maturity is when you understand everyone is right in their own perspective. 4. Maturity is when you learn to "let go". 5. Maturity is when you are able to drop "expectations" from a relationship and give for the sake of giving. 6. Maturity is when you understand whatever you do, you do for your own peace. 7. Maturity is when you stop proving to the world, how intelligent you are. 8. Maturity is when you do not seek approval from others. 9. Maturity is when you stop comparing with others. 10. Maturity is when you are at peace with yourself. 11. Maturity is when you are able to differentiate between "need" and "want" and are able to let go of your wants. & last but most meaningful ! 12. You gain Maturity when you stop attaching "happiness" to material things
  10. SENSE OF FELLOWSHIP A friend came to my house for coffee, we sat and talked, talking about life. At some point in the conversation, I said, "I'm going to wash the dishes and I'll be right back." He looked at me as if I had told him I was going to build a space rocket. Then he said to me with admiration but a little perplexed: "I'm glad U help your wife, I do not help because when I do my wife does not praise. Last week I washed the floor and no thanks." I went back to sit with him and explained that I did not "help" my wife. Actually, my wife does not need help, she needs a partner. I am a partner at home and through that society are divided functions, but it is not a "help" as household chores. I do not help my wife clean the house because I live here too and I need to clean it too. I do not help my wife to cook because I also want to eat and I need to cook too. I do not help my wife wash the dishes after eating because I also use those dishes. I do not help my wife with her children because they are also my children and my job is to be a father. I do not help my wife to wash, spread or fold clothes, because the clothes are also mine and my children. I am not a help at home, I am part of the house. And as for praising, I asked my friend when it was the last time, after his wife finished cleaning the house, washing clothes, changing bed sheets, bathing in her children, cooking, organizing, etc. U said thank you But a thank you of the type: Wow, sweetheart !!! You are fantastic!!! Does that seem absurd to you? Are you looking strange? When you, once in a lifetime, cleaned the floor, you expected in the least a prize of excellence with great glory ... why? You never thought about that, my friend? Maybe because for you, the macho culture has shown that everything is her job. Perhaps you have been taught that all this must be done without having to move a finger? Then praise her, as you wanted to be praised, in the same way, with the same intensity. Give her a hand, behave like a true companion, not as a guest who only comes to eat, sleep, bathe and satisfy needs ... The real change of our society begins in our homes, let us teach our sons and daughters the real sense of fellowship! "
  12. Brother whether in this situation, or be it any other, we have no choice, but to look at spirituality, not for achieving any materialism, nor to run away from something. It does not matter, even if one becomes the ruler of Trilok even, or a paupper. Everyone is still very much in the wheel of 84. Guru Sahiban, throughout have given us direct instructions, that we have achieved this human body, for only one purpose, and that is of cutting of the karmic chains which keep us prisoners here in this mayavee creation, and at the same time, reunite ourselves with Wahiguru Akal Purukh, with utter devotion at His Lotus Feet. Following is the paviter Bani of Fifth Patshahee, where He clearly states how with His kirpa, we cut our bonds with the creation and with the power of love and faith in Him, we reunite our surtee with Him. ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ Raamakalee Mehalaa 5 || रामकली महला ५ ॥ Raamkalee, Fifth Mehl: ਦੀਨੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਕੀਓ ਪਵਿਤੁ ॥ Dheeno Naam Keeou Pavith || दीनो नामु कीओ पवितु ॥ Blessing me with His Name, He has purified and sanctified me. ਹਰਿ ਧਨੁ ਰਾਸਿ ਨਿਰਾਸ ਇਹ ਬਿਤੁ ॥ Har Dhhan Raas Niraas Eih Bith || हरि धनु रासि निरास इह बितु ॥ The Lord's wealth is my capital. False hope has left me; this is my wealth. ਕਾਟੀ ਬੰਧਿ ਹਰਿ ਸੇਵਾ ਲਾਏ ॥ Kaattee Bandhh Har Saevaa Laaeae || काटी बंधि हरि सेवा लाए ॥ Breaking my bonds, the Lord has linked me to His service. ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਰਾਮ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਏ ॥੧॥ Har Har Bhagath Raam Gun Gaaeae ||1|| हरि हरि भगति राम गुण गाए ॥१॥ I am a devotee of the Lord, Har, Har; I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||1|| ਬਾਜੇ ਅਨਹਦ ਬਾਜਾ ॥ Baajae Anehadh Baajaa || बाजे अनहद बाजा ॥ The unstruck sound current vibrates and resounds. ਰਸਕਿ ਰਸਕਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਹਿ ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਅਪਨੈ ਗੁਰਦੇਵਿ ਨਿਵਾਜਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Rasak Rasak Gun Gaavehi Har Jan Apanai Guradhaev Nivaajaa ||1|| Rehaao || रसकि रसकि गुण गावहि हरि जन अपनै गुरदेवि निवाजा ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥ The Lord's humble servants sing His Glorious Praises with love and delight; they are honored by the Divine Guru. ||1||Pause|| ਆਇ ਬਨਿਓ ਪੂਰਬਲਾ ਭਾਗੁ ॥ Aae Baniou Poorabalaa Bhaag || आइ बनिओ पूरबला भागु ॥ My pre-ordained destiny has been activated; ਜਨਮ ਜਨਮ ਕਾ ਸੋਇਆ ਜਾਗੁ ॥ Janam Janam Kaa Soeiaa Jaag || जनम जनम का सोइआ जागु ॥ I have awakened from the sleep of countless incarnations. ਗਈ ਗਿਲਾਨਿ ਸਾਧ ਕੈ ਸੰਗਿ ॥ Gee Gilaan Saadhh Kai Sang || गई गिलानि साध कै संगि ॥ In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, my aversion is gone. ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਰਾਤੋ ਹਰਿ ਕੈ ਰੰਗਿ ॥੨॥ Man Than Raatho Har Kai Rang ||2|| मनु तनु रातो हरि कै रंगि ॥२॥ My mind and body are imbued with love for the Lord. ||2|| ਰਾਖੇ ਰਾਖਨਹਾਰ ਦਇਆਲ ॥ Raakhae Raakhanehaar Dhaeiaal || राखे राखनहार दइआल ॥ The Merciful Savior Lord has saved me. ਨਾ ਕਿਛੁ ਸੇਵਾ ਨਾ ਕਿਛੁ ਘਾਲ ॥ Naa Kishh Saevaa Naa Kishh Ghaal || ना किछु सेवा ना किछु घाल ॥ I have no service or work to my credit. ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਪ੍ਰਭਿ ਕੀਨੀ ਦਇਆ ॥ Kar Kirapaa Prabh Keenee Dhaeiaa || करि किरपा प्रभि कीनी दइआ ॥ In His Mercy, God has taken pity on me; ਬੂਡਤ ਦੁਖ ਮਹਿ ਕਾਢਿ ਲਇਆ ॥੩॥ Booddath Dhukh Mehi Kaadt Laeiaa ||3|| बूडत दुख महि काढि लइआ ॥३॥ He lifted me up and pulled me out, when I was suffering in pain. ||3|| ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਉਪਜਿਓ ਮਨ ਮਹਿ ਚਾਉ ॥ Sun Sun Oupajiou Man Mehi Chaao || सुणि सुणि उपजिओ मन महि चाउ ॥ Listening, listening to His Praises, joy has welled up within my mind. ਆਠ ਪਹਰ ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਉ ॥ Aath Pehar Har Kae Gun Gaao || आठ पहर हरि के गुण गाउ ॥ Twenty-four hours a day, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ਗਾਵਤ ਗਾਵਤ ਪਰਮ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਈ ॥ Gaavath Gaavath Param Gath Paaee || गावत गावत परम गति पाई ॥ Singing, singing His Praises, I have obtained the supreme status. ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਈ ॥੪॥੨੦॥੩੧॥ Gur Prasaadh Naanak Liv Laaee ||4||20||31|| गुर प्रसादि नानक लिव लाई ॥४॥२०॥३१॥ By Guru's Grace, Nanak is lovingly focused on the Lord. ||4||20||31|| Sat Sree Akal.
  13. Brother Guest singh21 jee, you see, poison whether taken conscioussly or unconscioussly, it is definetely going to harm; but by His apaar kirpa, Gurbani gives us the antidote, not only for this case, but, for all situations. It is the Name of Wahiguru, which is Amrit, which cleanses all our paaps, no matter what amount of them could be. Sarab rog ka aukhad Naam. It is like just as a single spark is enough to burn to ashes, tons of accumulated grass, so does His Name, purify us by burning all our sins. Sat Sree Akal..
  14. Dear Khalsa Jee, though your post is 10 years old now, but I found that, the question is still fresh in many of us. Gurbani clears all our doubts, plus guarantees us in simple and clear words, something which human minds comprendeth not, but very much true and achieveable if we follow their words to the letter, because it is the Sat Bachan of our beloved Guru Sahiban. The Gurbani says: Jin Har japeeya, se Har hoeeya. We become one with Wahiguru Akal Purukh. Brother, isn´t that wonderful? That, he who is Nirankar, He who is Alakh, is realized by his Simran, or Naam japna... so simple, yet all the most wonderful achievement. Sat Sree Akal.
  15. Found this following beautiful and blissful piece of Gyan from Gurbani by a brother gursikh on the net, which I would like to share it with the Sangat here. The Meaning of Shabad Guru Surat Dhun Chela: Holy Word as Soul Teacher Bhai Sahib Kirpal Singh Gill* (Malaysia) * World Spiritual Foundation, Kripapuri, 8 Jalan 16/5, 46350 Petaling Jaya. Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia. E-mail: grace@world-spiritual-foundation.ong. The Divine dynamic power or Naam Shabad is the true teacher. The Experience of its Awakening (Surat Dhun) is Discipleship (Chela). This enigmatic yet pragmatic – proverbial statement appears in the Siddh Gosht, Ramkali, Bani of the founding prophet of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It consists of 73 stanzas, which mainly embody a synopsis of answers to searching questions put to the Prophet by the premier Yogic Order of the 15th century India. These answers cover a wide variety of spiritual Reality and Truth. It thus lays down in brief the central basis of true Religion and of Sikhism in particular. As a corollary, it puts into proper perspective the prevailing beliefs and notions held by the Yogic cults of the times, who were then toting around some of their misleading views to the masses of India. As such, the Sidh Gosht (Discussion with the Sidhas) is most revealing, inspirational and elevating. It embodies primordial truths of how the Soul, the Atma of man, can claim its high heritage by aligning into rightful resonance with the Param-Atma, the Cosmic Creator. Among a host of other equally mystical and metaphoric outpourings, "Shabad Guru Surat Dhun Chela", stands out as a cardinal Divine direction, which demands a comprehensive cognition of its true meaning and import. It is a far-reaching, penetrative and all-embracing pervasive pointer, which, when adequately understood and thereafter imbibed, opens the door to ultimate solace and salvation. We shall then need no external Master or Guru, to give us answers to our multifarious daily doubts and difficulties. Such is its importance and value, that the entire teaching of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (S.G.G.S.) can be encapsulated into its mystical allegory. The metaphor employed in it has hitherto defied a thorough and comprehensive comprehension of its true meaning. Let us try to unravel the mystical meaning behind this cryptic directive. Permit me to mention as a prelude, that until and unless one is already blessed with the actual experience and feeling of the profound spiritual states of ecstasy and euphoria in meaningful meditation (Simran/Bhagti), variously alluded to as Vismaat, Rangan, Kheira, Wajjad, Anand, etc., one will never be able to fully grasp and understand the Divine meaning behind this and many other such mystical utterances enshrined in our sanctified Scriptures. Until then, we will keeep on giving only literal interpretations and providing merely academic expositions, thus inadvertently and ignorantly, misleading the masses. Such renderings and dissertations, when wantonly and egoistically continued, can even reach blasphemous proportions, which perforce have to be repaid in unimaginable and hellish after-lives. Hence, it is prudent to be mindful of our present inadequacies and incompetence’s and thus wait for the ripe moment when God, through His benevolence and grace, has eventually prepared us for such an onerous task of correct Gurbani translations. What is Shabad: The first word Shabad depending upon the context in which it occurs, can have four main connotations. They are, (i) The Word, or Teaching of the Guru, which, in its elevated connotation, originates from God. (ii) Through the Teaching of the Guru and /or God. (iii) The all-pervading Divine power which percolates the entire Universe. This is also alluded to as Naam or Naam Kalla which is resident inside of man but normally in a dormant, inert state. "Nau nidh amrit prabh ka naam, theyhee mei is kaa bisraam" (sukhmani) meaning, "The providential Naam which can bestow us with the nine Treasures and is a Nectar, is resident inside of man in a restful, dormant state". (iv) The fourth meaning is, "the process and the actual and a vibratory experience of this awakening of Naam Kala", which under normal circumstances is usually lying sleeping, and dormant but docile in man, as brought out under (iii) above. In the title phrase under review, this first word Shabad carries all the four meanings hretofore enumerated, but more empathetically the connotation at (iii) above, which is Naam Kala (the Holy Life Force). Additionally, it also refers to the hidden aspect of God within us, the Jeev-Atma, which has the potential of manifesting a multitudinal attribute of the Creator. Who is Guru: This second word Guru does not require much explaining: It simply means a Guide, a Master, someone who removes darkness, an Enlightener. But the third and fourth words, Surat dhun need careful study. What is Surat? Just like the words Shabad Surat and also Dhun, reflect many a meaning depending upon the context in which they are employed. Surat can mean. (i) Ordinary Consciousness. (ii) Sub and Superconsciousness, the Budhi. (iii) Inner superior knowledge; knowing. (iv) Attention, Contemplation, profound Prayer/Meditation. There is a cogent quotation from Bhai Gurdas Ji’s Varaan which uses the words Shabad and Surat in the context of the meaning enumerated above: "Raag naad Sabkoe Sunai, Shabad Surat Samjai Veirloee" meaning. "Each and sundry listen to melodious music (practice of praise of the Divine in devotional Bhagti); only a fortunate few can understand (imbibe and feel) the depth of such devotion". As you will note, this quotation of Bhai Gurdas Ji is itself rather enigmatic and is replete with mystical meaning. In the title phrase under consideration, this word, Surat reflects all the various definitions listed above, but more particularly those under (ii), (iii) and (iv). Where Does Dhun Dwell? The word Dhun can also be used in various applications and connotations such as: (i) Sound, Spontaneous utterance or Reaction, as referred to in the S.G.G.S. Ramakali by Guru Nanak," .... Dhun Vaajei anhad ghoeraa..." (ii) Vibration, Trembling, Ecstatic and Euphoric Feeling and Experience. (iii) Echo, Reverberation, Automatic Outcome, Spontaneity. (iv) A Song or Tune’s basic central theme, as in the Science of Music (Sangeet Vidya). In the title phrase under deliberation, this word Dhun manifests all the meanings categorised under (i), (ii) and (iii) above, but more pregnantly that listed at (ii), which is a Feeling, a religious spiritual Experience and Reaction, variously referred to as Anhad Dhun, Shabad Dhun, Akaath Kathaa, etc. Who is Chela: The last word Chela has also here a deeper and more profound meaning than ordinarily attributed to it, which is a Disciple. In the phrase under discussion it is more akin to Discipleship or, better still, Receivership. Having briefly explained the meaning of each word, the correct translation or interpretation of this famous proverbial but pragmatic and pithy passage, "Shabad Guru Surat Dhun Chela", would read as below : Having laid down the possible meanings of each word in the unique quotation under review, a translation of it is herewith attempted, which perforce may yet require further elucidation: "The potentially powerful and all-pervading Naam Kalla lying dormant within man, is our eternal and ever present Guru and Godly Guide (Shabad Guru). We become the Recipients (Cheilla, Discipleship) of its ever available guidance always from within, when it is awakened into a vibrant, ecstatic and euphoric feeling and experience in effortless spontaneity (Surat Dhun)". The above translation although appearing as a fairly detailed interpretation, would still require further clarification to render it more readable and understandable to an average Gursikh’ most of whom are still neophytes into the deeper spiritual insights of Gurbani. Naam and Shabad – As Manifest Divinity Before we can delve deeply into Gurbani, we must, first and foremost, get established in our minds that on most occasions where the word Naam appears in the Gurbani, it does not connote a mere name of God, but a tangible entity, and a power-house of a tremendously potent and powerful source of all-pervading energy, normally lying still, dormant and inert in man. The following passages from the Sukhamani Sahib will make this point clear. "Naam kei dhaarei agaas pathaal. Naam thei dhaarei sagal akaar. Naam kei dhaarei pureiaan sabh bhavan" meaning :- "All the planets, whole Galaxies and the entire Cosmos is created and subsequently supported and sustained in their proper and precise orbits, by the Divine Power of Naam". Again, it is recorded, towards the end of the formal Sikh Ardaas, "Nanak Naam Chadhthee Kellaah, Terei Bhanei Sarbat Thaa Bhellaa". We have seldom, if ever, suspected that in this daily prayer/ardaas of the Sikhs, that Naam is succinctly defined directly as a Chardee Kalla, a Power House of limitless Energy that is never depleted but is ever in ascendancy, i.e. always self-replenishing and exuberant, which only God, the primordial Creator can actuate. The Awakening of Consciousness: As already pointed out under the third attribute of Shabad above, Naam is also resident inside of man, but normally existing in an inert and dormant state. This can be awakened but only through God’s Grace and Benevolence, after we adopt a stance of total, utter and unconditional surrender / submission to the depths of the Divine within, during our meditation moments in meaningful worship. This is corroborated in the SGGS as follows: Page 268: "Asthir Bhagti Sadh ki Saran, Nanak jap jap jeevai Har kei Charan" - meaning: "The highest form of meditation (Bhagti) is carried out by completely surrendering oneself to God. Nanak liveth by worshipping submissively in a totally surrendered state". Please note that "Saad" here does not mean a Sadhu or a Saint, but God Himself, and since God, the formless all-pervading presence, cannot have any feet, "Har Ke charan" also alludes to surrender in complete submission. SGGS Page 754: "Har Ki Bhagti Sadh rung raatei, houmei vichoen jaallei", meaning "Meditation (Bhagti) actuated by God is always accompanied by a feeling of ecstasy and a reaction (rung raatei) when the egoistic and other such self-willed tendencies are exterminated". The Arousal of Surat(i): When this all important charismatic commodity of the (Naam Kalla) is awakened from its state of slumber (Bisraam), it must leave behind in its wake, a tell-tale sign and an ecstatic experience. How could it be that when this great sleeping giant (Naam Kalla) is aroused and awakened inside of us, that we will not receive any sort of feeling and experience? Surely, we must! If inspite of our many holistic efforts, there occurs none of the prescribed experiences, as copiously described in our Sanctified Scriptures, then we can be certain that it has indeed not yet been stirred into the requisite - and much sought-after -awakening, variously termed as Naam Rung, Naam Rus, Naam daan (Gift of the awakened Naam), Naam Praaptee, Naam melai ("Nanak Naam melai Taan Jiwaan, Tan mun theewei Hariaah") – This is the last sentence in SGGS on Page 1429 meaning: "Only when I received this Gift of the awakened Naam, can I be considered as really alive and living, resulting in my Body/Mind complex blooming in radiance". SGGS Page 279: "Naam rung sarab sukh hoei. Bud-bhagee kesai prapat hoei", meaning: "The experience of the arousal of Naam Power gives complete peace and solace, but only the fortunate few can attain this high state". The dire need for the "Naam Rung", the awakening in ecstasy of this Holy Life Force, is further emphasised in the next quotation which we regularly recite in our morning obligatory prayers, without paying any heed to its importance and, least of all, how to go about imbibing its Truth! SGGS Page 4 (Japji Sahib): "Bhareeai mutt pappaan kai sung. Oh dhopai nawai (naam) kai rung" - meaning: "When our mind and being are polluted brimful by sinful activities, this is cleansed and purified through a vibrant stirring of the awakened Naam power (in meditation)". It is only when the holy word (Shabad) within us has been stirred into an awakening that we are able to communicate meaningfully with the Divine centre, the Shabad Guru within us, which is the direct representative of the Param-Atma, the all-knowing aspect of our Being. He will then provide us with answers and solutions to any question or doubt which we need to pose to it. The modus operandi of such sanctified and charismatic communication is through the vehicle of an ecstatic experience (Surat Dhun), similar to what we may have been used to receiving, in our usual Simran-Bhagti (Meditation) sessions. The more sensitivity we have been gifted to experience, during these mystical higher states of altered consciousness (Surat Dhun), the more accurately will we begin to receive the desired answers. These could manifest into a variety of vibrant and dynamic modes, including physical, mental, visual (visions), auditory (Sunanaa), vocal (Akath Kathaa), Sensory, i.e. through all our other supplementary senses, which our body-mind complex is capable of responding to. Through all these responses we assume the metaphoric receivership role of a Cheillaah. This is how the Master, the Shabad Guru, the motivating Naam Power within us, becomes the internal Guide and how our recipient and responsive aspect, assumes the Discipleship (Cheillaah) through the all important link of a sensitised Surat Dhun. This is similar to the Guru-Cheillaah relationship, where the Guru is the Giver and the Cheillaah, the Disciple is usually the Receiver. We are then able to claim our high heritage bestowed upon us by the Creator, and thence, we do not have to seek any external Guru or Guide, because we have, at long last ,found Him resplendent within our own noble being. Then the search stops, for we begin to become recipients of bountiful blessings of the awakened Shabad, the Divine Guru within us. You may now turn back to the "True Translation" appended above, to grasp and comprehend its fuller meaning and thus appreciate its importance. Sat Sree Akal.
  16. In Gurmat, we become aware of the Inmensity and majesty of Wahiguru. And moreover if ever we have to devote ourselves, that has to be only, and only Wahiguru Akal Purukh. Though there are many well known spiritual entities, gods, godesses, devtas, angels, which are worshipped by human beings at different places and in different dharams. But the fact is, at most one goes to their abodes for a temporary stay, then fall back into the creation. If one is bad or good by nature, worshipping these entities, will only make us get powers or boons, that is it. While on the other side, if we worship Wahiguru only, Fifth Patshahee in Raag Soohee, tells us in simple and plain words, what are the consequences in doing so : ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਰਾਧਹਿ ਮੈਲੁ ਸਭ ਕਾਟਹਿ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਸਗਲੇ ਖੋਵੈ Har Naam Araadhhehi Mail Sabh Kaattehi Kilavikh Sagalae Khovai हरि नामु अराधहि मैलु सभ काटहि किलविख सगले खोवै They worship the Lord's Name, and all their filth is washed away; they rid themselves of all sins. I think we need no expalnations, His lovely words are self sufficient by themselves. And if we did understand anything from it, it means, we become pure paviter, howsoever we are, and thus we merge in Him by His unlimited Daya Meher. Sat Sree Akal.
  17. Guest Guest Jee, Sachay Patshah is an infinite Ocean of mercy and love, He can never ever be angry with anybody, no matter how bad we may be. It is we who condem or reward ourselves, according to our own karam. He is sadah-bakshanhaar. You see, to get angry or upset, are expressions of the mind, and He is mindless, Paarbrahm Wahiguru Akal Purukh. Let us go throughly the Bani and understand what Guru Jee is all about and His true loving nature. He watches with attention each and every step of ours towards Him, and that is more than enough for Him, to shower us with His akhoot Daya Meher. God bless you . Sat Sree Akal.
  18. Sister, you have stteped quite down by followig the dictates of your mind, so naturally people will take advantage of you, people are merciless. I am not condemning you, just making you aware, that when one is young and growing up, one should trust our true guardians, our parents, and not hide anything from them. If one is under their shelter, no power can harm us, the Lord works gracefully through them. Talk to them looking at their face directly, with love and express your helplesness, they will surely help you to come out, but then follow implicitly whatever their advice is given to you, and along with that do Ardaas to pyaare bakshanhaar Waheguru, to help you come out. You see our destiny is not created by the shoes we wear, but by the steps we take ... so keeping this premise in mind, that your actual condition is by your wrong steps, you can all the same, reverse this present situation of yours, by taking the right steps, which is follow the advice in case of doubts of what is good or bad, of the virtous ones. God bless you. Sat Sree Akal.
  19. Vadee vadi-aa-ee vaday kee gurmukh bolaataa pa-orhee goojree kee vaar mehlaa 3 Pauree: Goojaree Ki Vaar, Third Mehl sabh jag fir mai daykhi-aa har iko daataa. Roaming over the entire world, I have seen that the Lord is the only Giver. upaa-ay kitai na paa-ee-ai har karam biDhaataa. The Lord cannot be obtained by any device at all; He is the Architect of Karma. gur sabdee har man vasai har sehjay jaataa. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the Lord comes to dwell in the mind, and the Lord is easily revealed within. andrahu tarisnaa agan bujhee har amrit sar naataa. The fire of desire within is quenched, and one bathes in the Lord's Pool of Ambrosial Nectar. vadee vadi-aa-ee vaday kee gurmukh bolaataa. The great greatness of the great Lord God - the Gurmukh speaks of this.
  20. Brother, the law of karmas is very complex for us humans, even gods, are under it. You may search for answers, but we must keep in mind, our life span is uncertain and short, so why not use it for achieving the objective of our lives, which is to become one with Him through His bhakti. If we hold on to Him, He shall arrange evrythig for us. He is only important, and permanent truth, the world and its opinions are braham, which change according to each person´s mental frame. Nothing happens without a reason, without past karam, but then, past is past, let us look forward, He, Wahiguru Akal Purukh. Sat Sree Akal.
  21. Brother all Banis in Gurbani, point us to the only one Bani, and that is His Saacha Nao. All the Banis mentioned by BhForce above,should be read with utter love and devotion, and by payingcarefull attention to each shabad in them, to understand the purpose of Guru Sahiban for us jeevas, because, then only our mind can become pure enough, for the following step in our Bhakti, which is His simran. That is why, Gurbani tells us : Prabh ka Simran, Har gun Bani. Sat Sree Akal.