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harsharan000    2,061

JUST A TOURIST


Once a US tourist visited a Sufi. He was astonished to see that the Sufi's home was a simple room.

The only furniture in the room was a mat and a kerosene lamp.

Tourist :"Sufi, where's your furniture?"

Sufi : "Where is yours?"

Tourist : "Mine? But I'm only a visitor here."

Sufi : "So am I !!"

Note:

This is the same with us, we are all tourists here in this alien land. Our Home is sach khand, our zaa/paat is Satnam, our goal is Wahiguru.

And while being here, our only job is to gather as much wealth as possible. But, make no mistake, not material perishable wealth, but the imperisahble one, and that is the kamaee of His Nam, which has no taxes, it is duty free; thus carrying it as much as possible, and collecting it with each breath, is the most wise thing we can ever do.

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    2,061

The Ego Games.


There are six games of Ego. In order to survive inside us, the ego always plays one of the following six games.


1. Dominating others:
Domination of others is a natural game for the Ego to Survive. We normally dominate others saying we are parents, spouse, leaders, employers, officers, head of the family, etc. Our position as parent or a leader gives us the excuse to dominate others frequently. Most often in the pretext of concern for the organization we are working for or as concern for the other person, our mind subtly allows us to dominate others. More often we are unaware of this subtle interference of this Ego in many of our relationships.


2. Refusing to get dominated:
We should understand clearly that it is the Ego that refuses to get us dominated. This is another subtle and a dangerous game that Ego plays. If we do not have Ego, why should we in all resist if another person is dominating us? In the absence of this Ego, we will happily surrender to domination by others. But most often we do not like to be dominated in any way. We should understand that this is nothing but the Ego playing inside us.


3. I am Right:
The Ego in us always would want to prove that 'we are right'. Again and again, we would argue or try to prove that we are justified or right. There will be lot of explanations done by us in order to prove this. We should be aware of this Ego Game when we try to prove that we are right. Why should we ever prove we are right? If we really right, there is no need at all to prove it. The Nature or the Universe or the God (whatever you call it) will prove it for us if we become aware of this game of Ego inside us.


4. You are Wrong:
This is the other side of the above coin. Just as we prove we are right, we also prove that the other person is wrong. This is nothing but the Ego playing its game inside us.


5. Survival:

The Ego, in order to survive inside us will simply lead us into thinking that it is playing none of the above games. Ego will always justify itself. The mind will lead us to think that we are not all bound by Ego or we are absolutely right in our egoistic approach.


6. Cover-up:
Very often we cover up our Ego by commenting about others or finding fault with others.

We should be very much aware that it is this Ego and Hurt that is more often finding fault with others.

Here we are not talking about practical and functional faults. We talk about characteristic judgments and blaming or labeling others.

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Amazing, how unconscioussly Ego works out its evil tendencies in us, and makes us worse than beasts.

And the antidote for it, is only to keep Wahiguru in our chit, through His simran, then we shall turn out from beasts to sainthood.

Sat Sree Akal.

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luckysingh99    1,145

Don't forget that ego is the only thing that causes the separation, the wall, the veil...between us and Sri Waheguru. Haumai is the last of the panj dhuts that one has to drop completely before merging in the One-ness and it is also one of the most difficult ones.

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harsharan000    2,061

CORRECT METHODOLOGY/JUGTEE OF NAAM SIMRAN

Guru Sahibans throughout the Bani have strongly stressed on Simran, but do we really know its value? And the way it should be done so it does the desired effect in us?

First of all we should be thankful to our Guru Sahibans, for giving us this Sukhmani, the Jewel with which we can achieve true and permanent happiness, and moreover it costs nothing.

We should continue repeating it, like a small child: one, two, three, four.... which will form a ladder within us, and take us to His Lotus Feet.

By Simran alone we can develope strong will power, as it is a great force by itself.

It should be done patiently and vigorously, without a break.

It should be incessant, unceasing, continous and constant.

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    2,061

THE ONLY EVERLASTING TRUTH.

Dhan Dhan Satgur Maharaj tells us in His pure paviter Bani in Raag Asa Ki Vaari:

ਆਪੀਨ੍ਹ੍ਹੈ ਆਪੁ ਸਾਜਿਓ ਆਪੀਨ੍ਹ੍ਹੈ ਰਚਿਓ ਨਾਉ

Aapeenhai Aap Saajiou Aapeenhai Rachiou Naao

आपीन्है आपु साजिओ आपीन्है रचिओ नाउ

He Himself created Himself; He Himself assumed His Name.

Here, He is telling us that, that Supreme Being is only One, ( just as in Mool Mantar:Ikoankar Satnam) without any second, without any multiple forms, or genders or colors, in the timeless time, or yugas after yugas, and that His manifestation or swaroop is His Naam.

The transient or temporary forms He assumes to comunicate with us, do not change His essence, and not because of that, does He keep as permanent those forms when returning back to His abode.

Becasue as we saw above, His real form is Shabad or Naam, which can be manifested within us at any time or any place, through His Simran, only.

It is our agyanta, our limited and dull dhrishtee, which makes us believe so and cling on strongly to that our braham. And due to this braham, we engage ourselves in fights, wars, hatred, discussions ...to the extent we give and take lives happily.

So stupid manmukhs... and that is only because we do not pay attention to the Bani, nor follow what it tells us, but rather follow faithfully our "manmat".

We go through the sacred Bani, just as parrots, without understanding even a single anmol bachan from it.

Shame on us!

So if we ever want to be gursikhs and truly benefit ourselves, there is only one way without second or any number; for as Guru Jee again tells us:

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਚੁ ਧਿਆਇਨਿ ਸਚੁ

Naanak Sach Dhhiaaein Sach

नानक सचु धिआइनि सचु

O Nanak, true are those who meditate on the True One.

This means, we can also become True as He is, by meditating on that One "Sach" or Truth.

So now, what is that Sach?

That Sach as we all know, is Satnam.

Sat = Truth, and that Truth is, Naam alone.

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    2,061

An interesting explanation of Mool Mantar by Anandmurtee sewadarnee.

It makes one feel so good, listening someone singing His praises, His aparmpaar mahima!

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    2,061

Some praises of Guru Arjun Dev Maharaj, sung by a sewadarnee, which are very dear and sweet in hearing, that much, that one feels like keeping on listening them without any stop.

Such is the power in the mahima of Guru Sahiban, that one forgets everything, and a keen desire arises in our hearts of remaining at His Lotus Feet at all times...

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    2,061

Inspirational thoughts

One Step At A Time..!

Take Your Path One Step At A Time .

Life's Circumstances Are Not Always What You May Wish Them To Be.

The Pattern Of Life Does Not Necessarily Go As You Planned Beyond Any Understanding,

You May At Times Be Led In Different Directions That You Never Imagined, Dreamed,Or Designed.
Yet If You Had Never Put Any Effort Into Choosing A Path, Or Tried To Carry Out Your Dream,

Then Perhaps You Would Have No Direction At All.


Rather Than Wondering About Or Questioning The Direction Your Life Has Ttaken,

Accept The Fact That There Is A Path Before You Now.
Shake Off The ''Why's'' And ''What If's'', And Rid Yourself Of Confusion.

Whatever Was - Is In The Past.

Whatever Is - Is What's Important.

The Past Is A Brief Reflection.

The Future Is Yet To Be Realized.

Today Is Here.
Walk Your Path One Step At A Time .

With Courage, Faith And Determination.

Keep Your Head Up, And Cast Your Dreams To The Stars.


Soon Your Steps Will Become Firm And Your Footing Will Be Solid Again.

A Path That You Never Imagined Will Become The Most Comfortable Direction

You Could Ever Hoped To Have followed.


Keep Your Belief In Yourself And Walk Into Your New Journey.

You Will Find It Magnificent, Spectacular, And Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings.

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harsharan000    2,061

Sawarnaa

Apne jism nu enna na sawaaro,

O ta mitti wich hi miljana hae,

Sawarnaa hae, to apni Rooh nu sawarao,

kyoki us Rooh ne hee,

Rabh de ghar jaana hae.

Waheguru,

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    2,061

Prayer / Bhajan Bandagee

In prayers we usually put our worldly desires, we pray to Wahiguru when we need Him.

In His bhajan bandagee, we just love him.

In prayers we need Him yo satisfy our worldly ambitions.

But in His Simran, we love Him, we merge into Him. We loose our petty fake identity and merge in Him.

So His Simran, is far superior to any prayers.

And there is another aspect in prayer. When we pray for worldy things, we show Him, that He does not know what we want. We show our lack of confidence in Him, that He does not know what we want, and we know better.

In His bhajan bandagee, we give ourselves to Him, and like to be happy in whatever condition He keeps us in this creation, which on the other side, are our very own karmas, He is in no way to be blamed.

Through His Simran, we are blessed with His love, and it is this love which makes us happy at all times and all places.

No matter how many desires of ours are satisfied, the mind will keep on creating more desires after desires.There will be no end to them.

On the contrary, if we learn to stay in His Hukum, through His bhajan bandagee,He will give us what we need most.

If a son submits to and love his father, the father is always anxious to give to the son, even without asking him. But if he does not love his father and keeps on demanding from him, the father wants to get rid of him, and won´t like to give to him.

So love is more essential.

Bhajan bandagee, His Simran, is nothing, but creating that love, helping our love to become one with Him, and that is the only purpose of His Simran.

Not for any worldly ambitions or desires, but wanting Him above anything, for the sake of wanting to love Him only.

Sat Sree Akal.

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Akalifauj    791

Prayer / Bhajan Bandagee

In prayers we usually put our worldly desires, we pray to Wahiguru when we need Him.

In His bhajan bandagee, we just love him.

In prayers we need Him yo satisfy our worldly ambitions.

But in His Simran, we love Him, we merge into Him. We loose our petty fake identity and merge in Him.

So His Simran, is far superior to any prayers.

And there is another aspect in prayer. When we pray for worldy things, we show Him, that He does not know what we want. We show our lack of confidence in Him, that He does not know what we want, and we know better.

In His bhajan bandagee, we give ourselves to Him, and like to be happy in whatever condition He keeps us in this creation, which on the other side, are our very own karmas, He is in no way to be blamed.

Through His Simran, we are blessed with His love, and it is this love which makes us happy at all times and all places.

No matter how many desires of ours are satisfied, the mind will keep on creating more desires after desires.There will be no end to them.

On the contrary, if we learn to stay in His Hukum, through His bhajan bandagee,He will give us what we need most.

If a son submits to and love his father, the father is always anxious to give to the son, even without asking him. But if he does not love his father and keeps on demanding from him, the father wants to get rid of him, and won´t like to give to him.

So love is more essential.

Bhajan bandagee, His Simran, is nothing, but creating that love, helping our love to become one with Him, and that is the only purpose of His Simran.

Not for any worldly ambitions or desires, but wanting Him above anything, for the sake of wanting to love Him only.

Sat Sree Akal.

Anyone see the dangers of writing like the above poster or maybe he copied and pasted it from someone else? Whatever the case, this kind of writing increases hankar (ego). It would be different if a person was trying to explain a concept from Gurbani after studying Gurbani on the topic extensively. But the above is not the case. The writer makes the easiest mistake. The writer says:

If a son submits to and love his father, the father is always anxious to give to the son, even without asking him. But if he does not love his father and keeps on demanding from him, the father wants to get rid of him, and won´t like to give to him.

Japji Sahib does not agree with this statement at all. Japji Sahib says Vaheguru gives without asking. Vaheguru not liking to give!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????? Gursikh is a person who has the mind attuned to Gurbani. Gursikhs leave the mind's desire to feel spiritually uplifted and show others how much they think they know on spirituality behind and attach themselves to the Shabad Guru. A Sikh learns from the Guru and does not boost over what the mind thinks is spiritual. The Guru defines spirituality not the mind of an average person.

Guru Sahib does not tell us to stop from asking. Bhagat Dhanna Jatt ji asked for worldly items in Gurbani to use them as tools and not be the end all goal for the items. The idea is to ask for items, but know the focus of life is to follow the Guru's teachings. If I ask for millions of dollars today that does not make me a manmukh. My intention behind the millions of dollars can make it fruitful or a hindrance to achieve Vaheguru. Asking for a son is not a sin or wrong. We, Sikhs have been corrupted by the spiritually unwise and their shortsightedness has lead much of the Sikh population astray. They have become rigid and deal in good and bad, much like the simritees and shastras. They use Gurbani as a fault finding book in those who they don't like because a certain person doesn't prescribe to their professor's beliefs.

Focus on Gurbani and leave the mind behind.

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