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  1. The Experience Of Naam

    Thanks for opening a can of worms here! Simran ...you DO do!.. it is something that is practiced. In short; Naam jap is to recite the name of the primal one, so that one becomes adept in single-minded focus and falls in love with what they are japping.. Naam simran, is remembrance; correct! But it is done via practice or practical acts of worship. This is naam jap, mantar jap, kirtan, bhajan and can be extended into ANY activity through methods of practice.
  2. Gurus are avtaars of God. God has taken many avtaars throughout the ages, but lets just focus on sikh gurus, as that's why we're here on the forum. You have to understand that God is NOT the physical body/kapra/shell of the Guru avtaar, he is quite simply the Avtaar himself, and will continue to come and go as one, as he wishes. I've seen these debates and confusions before and then sikhs start coming out with contradictions: such as how does mool mantar say he is ajooni? but at the same time God is everywhere and in everything, meaning that we are just as much God as the person next door!.... it goes on and on... Keeping it brief, I'm gonna suggest that we all keep a few rules in mind prior to raising questions. 1) Bani does NOT contradict. Never has and never will. It is the truth, and the Truth can never contradict itself. Even in a court of law, if the accused or a witness contradicts themselves, then the Judge sees the truth, if any, as being distorted. So, if you find yourself seeing some contradiction in gurbani, then it's your understanding that is at fault and not the truth. You need to work on yourself to gain more gyaan. 2) Remember that we are born manukhs. Goal is to get to Gobind by becoming gurmukhs. .. ਭਈ ਪਰਾਪਤਿ ਮਾਨੁਖ ਦੇਹੁਰੀਆ ॥ Bẖa▫ī parāpaṯ mānukẖ ḏehurī▫ā. This human body has been given to you.ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਮਿਲਣ ਕੀ ਇਹ ਤੇਰੀ ਬਰੀਆ ॥ Gobinḏ milaṇ kī ih ṯerī barī▫ā. This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe. What makes us Man-ukhs? ...simple set of equations given by an old member many years ago.... MAN= GOD + EGO(haumai) Man -(minus) EGO = GOD shed the 'I'(ego) and you are left with GOD. Gurus had No EGO, no 'I', Their physical shells is what we related to with our physical eyes, but their inner selves and messages were pure God, nirankaar himself. Dhan Guru Nanak tu heen Nirankaar. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.
  3. Some interesting facts about raags.

    yes bhainji, excellent. I love it when someone talks about the upper realms and raags. This particular raag is associated with a very high spiritual stage of conquering the mind in near totality. Ultimate "mann jithay jagjeet" I get the impression that Guru Tegh Bahadur ji did immense bhagti for a very long time at this stage..
  4. Whole Family Against Me Doing Bhagti - help

    Excellent post!.....spot on! Gurbani tells us that the "bighan" (ਬਿਘਨ) always stand in the way of those who forget to chant his name. It's just that we get blinded by these bighans and can't see them. If you're not doing bhagti, then you definitely have these obstacles but you don't recognize or notice them. All the one's that are throwing the negatives at you, can't see their own bighans. They are too engrossed in the maya.. @Singh2017I'm gonna tell you for real, in simple terms....When a sevak starts on a serious path, then these very bighans, start to reveal themselves in many forms. At this stage, you just have to overcome them steadily(sehajay) and calmly. Don't let the negatives rub on and leave their imprints on you......don't absorb them or let them affect you....just try to step over them one by one,,.. ready for the next. You are using the kirpan inside your mind to win this battle and to keep slicing through. I'm not going to advise or say anything of what you should say to your mother or family. Because if you keep your strong faith and pyaar in sachay patchah, then hukam will guide and dictate every single step and interaction for you. The best thing you can do is ardas for them in the hope that they start seeing the situation through their "Real inner" eyes and not the outwardly physical eyes. It's important to keep faith, dedication and righteous discipline when treading this stage. After you pass this test of trying to battle through obstacles, then the Lord shall be pleased and will embrace you even further. Gurbani tells us ਕੋਟਿ ਬਿਘਨ ਹਿਰੇ ਖਿਨ ਮਾਹਿ ॥ Kot bigẖan hire kẖin māhi. ,Millions of obstacles are removed in an instant, Keep the faith, stay strong and don't tell anyone if they are right or wrong. Focus on finding your jyot within and hearing the shabad that comes directly from Nirankar and will be heard within yourself.
  5. Mythology or myths are allegorical narratives. They are used and told to help us understand our ignorance and negative traits, as well as how to overcome them. They are always aligned so as to show us the way to the Truth. Raam, raavan, sita etc.. all represent our very own battles in life and within ourselves. Whether these characters existed in real or not should be of no relevance and gurbani doesn't say either way because of this. Knowing whether they physically existed or not isn't going to teach or make any of us better if we don't comprehend the concepts. Nevertheless, where references are made in gurbani to such myths; they are to help us understand the meanings of these myths and how we could apply them to help us get towards the truth. The truth that is ek ongkar waheguru. There was a video from a Singh in the UK (i can't recall who) that tried to explain it better than me and attempted to untangle how the celebration of light or diwali, can occur within us.
  6. GUR from GURU

    It has to be looked at very closely, and I spent some time doing some vichaar on this issue. It's probably beyond my understanding or depth, but I do have my own interpretation that may have helped me in my minuscule development, and this is most likely to change in the coming future. There is a difference between where gurbani may say GUR and GURU. I say this because we shouldn't take bani lightly and should pay dhyaan to every single word. I have often applied metaphors to shabads and later realized that the allegories are only when you see certain shabads on their surface and not their nirgun measures. I understand that GURU is referring to physical-sargun form of guru. This is the guru or teacher that can educate on how to see the light in or from the darkness. Whereas GUR is not sargun form, but it's neither the technique or tarikah as mentioned in the slides. (I disagree slightly with interpretation on the slides). In my opinion, the GURU is the tarikah, the one that shows the way to the GUR. The GUR is what you find and experience after you have been shown the way. Every approach goes from gross to subtle, sargun to nirgun, physical sareer to sukham sareer.
  7. I'm Scared Of Dying! What Do I Do?

    Embrace it. Death is beautiful. Death is the birth to newer Truth. Do kamayee, get naam and prepare for the satch
  8. Your need to re-read the post as you've not understood the core point.
  9. Pretty much agree here. It is a stage that one passes through as the praises and kirtan that occurs outside darbar of Akaal purakh is by the devi devtes and saints. Also agree that they can try to entice you and keep you bound in maya. This is one of Akaal purakhs tests to see whetther you will be stuck in the heavens or go all the way to merge. I know what your'e saying about not "seeing" them at first, because gurbani tells you to sing, listen and praise along with them and not to them. Much agree with harsharan's nice post as well as it's important to not get stuck on the way, but continue with pyaar on the single marg path to waheguru. However, just a slight technicality with your mention of lak chaurasi.....My understanding is that baikkunth, swarg lok, dev loks, heavens..etc are out of lakh chaurasi but not kaival mukht. ie. one is still bound to karams but not in the vicous chaurasi lak cycle. I believe they can bhog their karams by taking birth as human, and are able to do this by choice or they may remain in heavens doing sift salah of Waheguru.. Karams can only be bhogged as human or wiped by his grace. I know it's a little complicated, but it involves understanding who faces Dharamraj and is bound as per deeds (Chitr Gupt), and the devotees who work for Dharamraj. I think that you are on the same page with regards to difference in mukti from lak chaurasi and the total mukti from karams. I say this because I recall a past discussion on another topic but our understanding on this issue was similar? Hope you are doing well and progressing with bhagti.. This is the ONE chance to merge with the ONE
  10. Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj darshan

    This is the key! The problem you have is that you are setting "conditions". This means that your efforts and kamayee are conditional, since you have a predetermined outcome. The idea is to make efforts without any conditions. It's got to be purely UNCONDITIONAL. Only then will it be TRUE love and devotion. As MisterrSingh suggested "what can you do for your Guru?" Simple answer is devotion, balihaarey..., give your head, ..sacrifice...Not just once,,.but again and again. Every time you do MATHA TEK, you should be offering your matt and head for Guru's Matt (GUR-MATT) , No moh, no lobh ..no attachments... just the desire for Guru's love. Keep offering your matt and self, so that guru may bless you with "mokh duar"
  11. Would you call our moneh boys "sikhs" ?

    It's time to stop this baneful banter and reflect on the bani of Guru Nanak Dev ji...... ਸਲੋਕੁ ਮਃ ੧ ॥ Salok mėhlā 1. Shalok, First Mehl: ਨਾਨਕ ਫਿਕੈ ਬੋਲਿਐ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਫਿਕਾ ਹੋਇ ॥ Nānak fikai boli▫ai ṯan man fikā ho▫e. O Nanak, speaking insipid words, the body and mind become insipid. ਫਿਕੋ ਫਿਕਾ ਸਦੀਐ ਫਿਕੇ ਫਿਕੀ ਸੋਇ ॥ Fiko fikā saḏī▫ai fike fikī so▫e. He is called the most insipid of the insipid; the most insipid of the insipid is his reputation. ਫਿਕਾ ਦਰਗਹ ਸਟੀਐ ਮੁਹਿ ਥੁਕਾ ਫਿਕੇ ਪਾਇ ॥ Fikā ḏargėh satī▫ai muhi thukā fike pā▫e. The insipid person is discarded in the Court of the Lord, and the insipid one's face is spat upon. ਫਿਕਾ ਮੂਰਖੁ ਆਖੀਐ ਪਾਣਾ ਲਹੈ ਸਜਾਇ ॥੧॥ Fikā mūrakẖ ākẖī▫ai pāṇā lahai sajā▫e. ||1|| The insipid one is called a fool; he is beaten with shoes in punishment. ||1|| Discussion of this shabad would be a good idea if anyone is keen.
  12. You should get chromosome 23 test or a similar ancestry DNA that may be available there. You will be surprised with the results, ...trust me!
  13. There are a few answers, and it doesn't have much to do with diet. Firstly, the north west India has origins and settlers from a huge genetic pool. This is the same genetic pool from eastern europe and mostly the eastern jews. Punjabis have similar features such as heights, pointed noses, large eyes..etc, as these jews. There are a few theories and studied that support this and most of us have similar ancestry genetics as the eastern aryans. There was a Stanford sstudy someyears ago that focused on the punjabis genetic pools and there is also the Aryan Influx(or Invasion) Theory that also explains the gene similarities.
  14. Dying Beard

    In the general maryada under Article XXIV, ..see below "Dishonoring of hair" ->which includes tampering of any sort and then part q3, specifically states "one who dyes his beard" The under mentioned four transgressions (tabooed practices) must be avoided: 1. Dishonoring the hair; 2. Eating the meat of an animal slaughtered the Muslim way; 3. Cohabiting with a person other than one’s spouse; 4. Using tobacco. In the event of the commission of any of these transgressions, the transgressor must get rebaptised. If a transgression is committed unintentionally and unknowingly, the transgressor shall not be liable to punishment. You must not associate with a Sikh who had uncut hair earlier and has cut it or a Sikh who smokes. You must ever be ready for the service of the Panth and of the gurduwaras (Sikh places of worship). You must tender one tenth of your earnings to the Guru. In short, you must act the Guru’s way in all spheres of activity. You must remain fully aligned to the Khalsa brotherhood in accordance with the principles of the Khalsa faith. If you commit transgressionof the Khalsa discipline, you must present yourself before the congregation and beg pardon, accepting whatever punishment is awarded. You must also resolve to remain watchful against defaults in the future. q. The following individuals shall be liable to chastisement involving automatic boycott: 1. Anyone maintaining relations or communion with elements antagonistic to the Panth including the minas (reprobates), the masands (agents once accredited to local Sikh communities as Guru’s representatives, sine discredited for their faults and aberrations), followers of Dhirmal or Ram Rai, etc. users of tobacco or killers of female infants. 2. One who eats/drinks leftovers of the unbaptised or the fallen Sikhs 3. One who dyes his beard 4. One who gives off son or daughter in matrimony for a price or reward 5. Users of intoxicant (hemp, opium, liquor, narcotics, cocaine, etc.) 6. One holding, or being a party to, ceremonies or practices contrary to the Guru’s way 7. One who defaults in the maintenance of Sikh discipline