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gsingh9    71

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Some times when I can't concentrate on Path, I force my self to and then my head starts hurting. Then It gets really hard to carry on.

Also I wanted to know that sometimes its difficult for me to recall meanings of banis, and then I start feeling down after I force my self to remember.

Does Guru Ji care if on somedays when this happens I just like close my eyes and recite his banis ?

Also am i right in thinking I have no power, about concentrating and remembering the meanings of banis. It will all come one day with his grace.

Also is it ok if I spread Nitnem through out the day, instead of reciting it all in one sitting?

Please forgive me if i said anything wrong offensive or wrong.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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skaur8888    74

try not to force yourself. from my own experience its the qualities that you put into patt that matter more than how much you do but its easy to feel guilty if you compare yourself to how much patt others are doing or feel your not doing enough. I've found that my relationship with gurbani changes. Initially doing patt was exciting and felt effortless, but over time it was more difficult to connect. Either I was rushing because I was tired, worried about getting to work on time or my mind was occupied with other things. Although I was putting time aside to do patt it wasn't quality time. When I think back to when I first doing patt I didn't focus just on the meanings - some days I connected to the meanings, other times to the beauty and poetry of the sounds of gurbani, other times to the blissful feelings, it happened naturally and there was no guilty feelings that I wasn't thinking of the meanings. Gurbani is so complex and has different layers and effects us on different levels. Maybe all we need to do is give Guruji our time and commitment to do patt and the rest leave in Vahegurji's hand.

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gsingh9    71

try not to force yourself. from my own experience its the qualities that you put into patt that matter more than how much you do but its easy to feel guilty if you compare yourself to how much patt others are doing or feel your not doing enough. I've found that my relationship with gurbani changes. Initially doing patt was exciting and felt effortless, but over time it was more difficult to connect. Either I was rushing because I was tired, worried about getting to work on time or my mind was occupied with other things. Although I was putting time aside to do patt it wasn't quality time. When I think back to when I first doing patt I didn't focus just on the meanings - some days I connected to the meanings, other times to the beauty and poetry of the sounds of gurbani, other times to the blissful feelings, it happened naturally and there was no guilty feelings that I wasn't thinking of the meanings. Gurbani is so complex and has different layers and effects us on different levels. Maybe all we need to do is give Guruji our time and commitment to do patt and the rest leave in Vahegurji's hand.

Im forcing my self, and today I had the same problem. :sad2:

I'm also not feeling that same feeling I used to get.

If I don't connect to the meanings, I'll just focus on the sounds of gurbani.

Thanks for the advice

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TheFancyBanana    741

Stop forcing yourself doing it.

Where did Guru Ji say to force yourself to do paath? Whats the point of just reciting it if you aren't going to spend time to understand the words and connect with bani?

This is a game of love. You can't win this game by trying to force yourself. Allow yourself to fall in love with the Guru. Build it up slowly, start only doing Japji Sahib, spend time reciting it, understand the meanings of the bani. Just work on applying Guru Ji's teaching to your life.

Bhai Gurdas Ji says "If you take one step towards the support of the Guru's feet, the Guru takes millions of steps towards you".

Bani is for us to read whenever, any time. Pick a shabad you like to recite or some kirtan and just listen to it.

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gsingh9    71

Stop forcing yourself doing it.

Where did Guru Ji say to force yourself to do paath? Whats the point of just reciting it if you aren't going to spend time to understand the words and connect with bani?

This is a game of love. You can't win this game by trying to force yourself. Allow yourself to fall in love with the Guru. Build it up slowly, start only doing Japji Sahib, spend time reciting it, understand the meanings of the bani. Just work on applying Guru Ji's teaching to your life.

Bhai Gurdas Ji says "If you take one step towards the support of the Guru's feet, the Guru takes millions of steps towards you".

Bani is for us to read whenever, any time. Pick a shabad you like to recite or some kirtan and just listen to it.

I've been trying to recite Nitnem since like December, If I don't recite it I feel guilty. Shall I just slowly build up, I went from Japji Sahib to trying to do all 5. Sometimes I feel like just doing Japji Sahib and Simran in the morning. Do you think that will be acceptable ?

Thanks for the advice :)

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simran345    2,467

U need to be comfortable and relaxed when doing paat. Don't put pressure on urself or time limits. Start off slow as much as u feel comfortable with, then slowly build up. Try listening to the audio and reciting along with it whilst reading the translations. Then try doing it urself, do with love and for nothing in return, Guruji will grace u as u carry on it will relax ur mind, don't set time limits as u are going into a panic to get it all done as quick as u can and that is stressing u.

Waheguru.

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