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A reflection on God´s love

At the begining I was mistaken in 4 respects -

I concerned myself to remember God,

to know Him,

to love Him,

and to seek Him.

At the end, I saw that: God had remembered me;

His knowledge of me, preceded mine of Him,

His love had come before mine;

and He had sought me before I had sought Him.

 Bayazid (Persian sufi mystic  804-874)

 

* This only shows, the inmensity of Wahiguru´s Hukum, whatever love or devotion we offer Him, is much due to His Grace upon us, rather than our own petty merits.

Sat Sree Akal.

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*10 TYPES OF PURIFICATIONS :*

 

1. Body gets purified...  
    by *WATER & YOGA*


2. Breath gets purified...  
    by *PRAANAAYAM*


3. Mind gets purified...  
    by *MEDITATION*
(Naam Abhyaas)


4. Intellect gets purified...
    by *Spiritual KNOWLEDGE*
(Gurmat)


5. Memory gets purified...
    by *MANAN & CHINTAN*
on His sweet Name


6. Ego gets purified

by seva / service, that also if it is nishkaam seva

     7. Self gets purified...  
                                                           by SILENCE (MAUN)   in His dhyan                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
8. Food gets purified...  
    by *POSITIVE THOUGHTS*
    (While cooking & eating)


9. Wealth gets purified...  
    by *GIVING/DONATING* (Dhan sewa)

(from the lot He has given us, and earned by our sweat)


10.Feelings gets purified...  
                   by *LOVE N SURRENDER⁠⁠⁠⁠* (to the Almighty only)

 

Sat Sree Akal.

 

 

 

 

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Hau Magau Santan Rena - Bhai Satinderbir Singh Ji Hazuri Ragi Amritsar

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Hans Raj Hans - Koi Aan Milavai Mera Preetam Pyara - Koi Aan Milavai

 

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Poota Mata Ki Asis by Bhai Maninder Singh - Read along Shabad Kirtan ((WorldGurudwara.com))

 

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Main Bin Gur Dekhe Need Na Aave (Bhai Joginder singh Riar - Bhai Onkar Singh Una sahib wale)

 

 

 

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Poota Mata Ki Asis by Bhai Maninder Singh - Read along Shabad Kirtan ((WorldGurudwara.com))

 

That Shabad always manages to touch me.

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Way for God  realization

 

ਜਪਿ ਜਪਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਪੂਜੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਪੈਰ
Jap Jap Naam Poojae Prabh Pair ||
जपि जपि नामु पूजे प्रभ पैर
By chanting and meditating on the Name, and worshipping God's feet.

ਅਨਦ ਰੂਪ ਪ੍ਰਗਟਿਓ ਸਭ ਥਾਨਿ
Anadh Roop Pragattiou Sabh Thhaan ||
अनद रूप प्रगटिओ सभ थानि
God, the embodiment of bliss, becomes manifest everywhere.

 

 

Raag Raamkali Dhan Dhan Sree Guru Arjan Dev Maharaj.

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Found this beautiful piece below on the net, would like to share it with the Sangat here :

 

"Let us for a moment talk about our relationship to God.

God is described in Guru Granth as our father, mother, brother, and friend, and oh yes, also as Husband.

What is the common attribute of all these relationships? Can we say that words such as "Support", "Security", "Kinship" come to mind? Wait a minute, the word "Husband" also evokes other gender related thoughts - until we realize the non-gender related role of the "Husband".

In the times of our Gurus, the role of the Wife was that of a home-maker, spiritual guide, character builder of the children. The non-gender related role of the Husband was to earn a living and provide for the comfort and well-being of his family. Ofcourse there were exceptions in these roles - but in general, the roles were fairly well defined.

Now let us get back to our relationship with God.

First, GOD has no gender (read the Mool Matra), therefore gender plays no role in any label we put on our relationship with God.

Therefore, - in this context, is the role of a father (God) any different than of a husband (God)? So, can we say that father and husband are interchange-able terms as regards to our relationship with God? "

Any doubts?

Humbly,

Jasjit T Ahluwalia.

 

Sat Sree Akal

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CONCEPTS  &  ILLUSIONS : A PERSPECTIVE

 

The most outstanding wonder of God´s creation is the human mind....

An old man describes an experience going on his mind to his grandson.

"There is a terrible fight between two wolves going on in us all.

One is the evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self pity, guilt, resentment, inferirity, lies, false, pride, superiority and ego.

The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humilty, kindness and faith.

This same fight is going within you and every other person too."

The grandson thought about it and asked his grandfather, which will win?

The old man simply replied: "the one you feed".

The wolf we feed will determine, which wolf wins.

 

Sat Sree Akal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bhai Harjinder Singh shabad kirtan Darshan Dekh jeeva Gur tera.

A Shabad of utmost love and devotion, between a sikh and Guru Jee.

Sat Sree Akal.

 

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CONCEPTS  &  ILLUSIONS : A PERSPECTIVE

 

The most outstanding wonder of God´s creation is the human mind....

An old man describes an experience going on his mind to his grandson.

"There is a terrible fight between two wolves going on in us all.

One is the evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self pity, guilt, resentment, inferirity, lies, false, pride, superiority and ego.

The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humilty, kindness and faith.

This same fight is going within you and every other person too."

The grandson thought about it and asked his grandfather, which will win?

The old man simply replied: "the one you feed".

The wolf we feed will determine, which wolf wins.

 

Sat Sree Akal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow Harsharan Singh paaji, this really changed my life.. I will never forget this, and will tell this to all.

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Dhan Su Wela (BIBI NAVNEET KAUR)

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Ragi : Bhai Manpreet Singh Ji Kanpur Wale

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Charan Kamal Tere Dhoye Dhoye Pivaa - Bhai Harjinder Singh, Maninder Singh Ji

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The essence of Gurmat

 

ਤੇ ਮੁਕਤ ਭਏ ਜਿਨ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਤਿਨ ਪਵਿਤੁ ਪਰਮ ਪਦੁ ਪਾਏ

Thae Mukath Bheae Jin Har Naam Dhhiaaeiaa Thin Pavith Param Padh Paaeae

ते मुकत भए जिन हरि नामु धिआइआ तिन पवितु परम पदु पाए

They alone become liberated, who meditate on the Name of the Lord; they obtain the supreme status.

Raag Suhi  Dhan Dhan Satguru Ram Das Maharaj.

 

People  may belong to different dharmas, and each one proclaiming theirs, to be the ultimate truth. And all somehow promise liberation or mukti. But the fact is, most of us are confused at some point as per what to do, which to follow, how to know, which is the geuine dharam.

Becuase, the objective of any dharam is union with the Supreme Lord;  and so as many as dharams  exist, each one try to make us follow their rituals, ceremonies, customs...and so on, making us think that by following it, one gets liberation.

You see, if the True  Lord is one, thus the true path has to be one also. It can not be different for different people, because, that path which takes us to Him, is travelled by the soul, not by any phisycal body, nor the mind even. And the souls, in all bodies are of the same nature, as they are drops of that One Satnam Samundar, though they maybe under the false impressions, taht by being born in different places, religions, they are different. This is pure agyanta. And agyanta, is the root of evil.

So then, which is that highest path(dharam) among all of them.

Guru Jee has said,  " sarab dharam meh shreshth dharam har ko naam jap nirmal karam".

Dhan Dhan Satgur Ramdas Maharaj, is also telling us something similar above: they alone get liberated, who meditate on His Name. He does not say anything of any outer aspect, as Gurmat is for the soul.

So, in simple words, but even then, full of gyan, Guru Jee, triy to remove our haume, our ego,  our agyanta, for which so much hatred, so much blood, so many lives have been wasted foolishly .... then too, those very stupids think, they are heros.  Maybe at the eyes of the world they may appear so, but in the eyes of Truth, they are zero, by wasting away their lives after mere shadows, and to top the foolishness, they strongly believe, they shall go heaven...not knowing they are heading to hell directly...

Such a pity.

 

Sat Sree Akal.

 

 

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Wonderful Powerful  Katha Kirtan - Bhai Balwinder Singh Ji Rangila

 

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Hau Reh Na Saka Bin Dekhe Pritma - Bhai Kamaljeet Singh Ji and Jatha Ji

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Bhai Ravinder Singh Jee: Mere Preetma Hau Jiva Naam Dhiyaee

A beautiful and a complete Shabad by itself, which as usual summarizes Gurmat, pure spirituality.

 

 

 

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Aakhan Jeeva Visray Mar Jao Bhai Harjinder Singh Srinagar Wale

aakhaa jeevaa visrai mar jaa-o

Awsw mhlw 1 ] (9-15)
aasaa mehlaa 1.
Aasaa, First Mehl:

 

aakhaa jeevaa visrai mar jaa-o

Awsw mhlw 1 ] (9-15)
aasaa mehlaa 1.
Aasaa, First Mehl:


AwKw jIvw ivsrY mir jwau ]
aakhaa jeevaa visrai mar jaa-o.
Chanting it, I live; forgetting it, I die.

 

AwKix AauKw swcw nwau ]
aakhan a-ukhaa saachaa naa-o.
It is so difficult to chant the True Name.

 

swcy nwm kI lwgY BUK ]
saachay naam kee laagai bhookh.
If someone feels hunger for the True Name,

 

auqu BUKY Kwie clIAih dUK ]1]
ut bhookhai khaa-ay chalee-ahi dookh. ||1||
that hunger shall consume his pain. ||1||

 

so ikau ivsrY myrI mwie ]
so ki-o visrai mayree maa-ay.
How can I forget Him, O my mother?

 

swcw swihbu swcY nwie ]1] rhwau ]
saachaa saahib saachai naa-ay. ||1|| rahaa-o.
True is the Master, True is His Name. ||1||Pause||

 

swcy nwm kI iqlu vifAweI ]
saachay naam kee til vadi-aa-ee.
Trying to describe even an iota of the Greatness of the True Name,

 

AwiK Qky kImiq nhI pweI ]
aakh thakay keemat nahee paa-ee.
people have grown weary, but they have not been able to evaluate it.

 

jy siB imil kY AwKx pwih ]
jay sabh mil kai aakhan paahi.
Even if everyone were to gather together and speak of Him,

 

vfw n hovY Gwit n jwie ]2]
vadaa na hovai ghaat na jaa-ay. ||2||
He would not become any greater or any lesser. ||2||

 

nw Ehu mrY n hovY sogu ]
naa oh marai na hovai sog.
That Lord does not die; there is no reason to mourn.

 

dydw rhY n cUkY Bogu ]
daydaa rahai na chookai bhog.
He continues to give, and His Provisions never run short.

 

guxu eyho horu nwhI koie ]
gun ayho hor naahee ko-ay.
This Virtue is His alone; there is no other like Him.

 

nw ko hoAw nw ko hoie ]3]
naa ko ho-aa naa ko ho-ay. ||3||
There never has been, and there never will be. ||3||

 

jyvfu Awip qyvf qyrI dwiq ]
jayvad aap tayvad tayree daat.
As Great as You Yourself are, O Lord, so Great are Your Gifts.

 

ijin idnu kir kY kIqI rwiq ]
jin din kar kai keetee raat.
The One who created the day also created the night.

 

Ksmu ivswrih qy kmjwiq ]
khasam visaareh tay kamjaat.
Those who forget their Lord and Master are vile and despicable.

 

nwnk nwvY bwJu snwiq ]4]3]
naanak naavai baajh sanaat. ||4||3||
O Nanak, without the Name, they are wretched outcasts. ||4||3||

 

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THE SOUND OF SILENCE

 

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In 1881, a professor asked his student whether it was God who created everything that exists in the universe?

Student replied: Yes

He again asked:

What about evil?

Has God created evil also?

The student got silent...

Then the student requested that may he ask a question from him?

Professor allowed him to do so.

Student asked:

Does cold exist?

Professor said: Yes! Don't you feel the cold dear?

Student said:     I'm sorry but you are wrong sir.

Cold is a complete absence of heat...

There is no cold, it is only an absence of heat.

Student asked again:

Does darkness exist?

Professor Said: Yes!

Student replied: you are again wrong sir. There is no such thing like darkness. It's actually the absence of light.

Sir! We always study light & heat, but not cold & darkness.

Similarly, the evil does not exist. Actually it is the absence of Love, Faith & True belief in God.

The name of the student was...

Vivekananda...!!!

 

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*Become a true prayer.*

 

*The pseudo prayer is very prevalent because it is cheap, it costs nothing.*

*The true prayer demands much from you. It demands surrender, it demands a state of let-go.*

*The false prayer is parrot like: you simply repeat a certain formula given to you by the priests, by the parents, by the society, and you go on repeating it every night. It becomes only a habit.*

*If you don't repeat it you feel you are missing something. But although you go on repeating it for years you never get anything out of it.*

*When you don't do it, the feeling certainly arises that you are missing something, because an old pattern is not fulfilled and mind is very mechanical.*

*If you miss anything, the mind goes on goading you: Do it! The mind feels completely at ease if everything goes ritualistically.*

*The mind is very ritualistic and all the religions have become ritualistic because of the mind, the domination of the mind.*

*True religion is not a ritual. It is a feeling, it is love.*

*Prayer is not something that you can do; it is something that you can be.*

*Prayer is not an act but a state of being.*

*It simply means to be so utterly silent that God can speak to you.*

*The untrue prayer means that you speak to God; the true prayer means that you listen to God.

The difference is tremendous.*

 

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