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Distracted During Amrit Vela

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Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Can anyone tell me how to stop being distracted during Amrit Vela; (sometimes I get sleepy, or other times I think about what I'll do during the day when the sun is up, or other nonsense while doing Gurmantar Jaap). Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

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If u are working all the day for other things and during amritwela u r trying to make ur mind as silent as night ocean, u cant.

 

it takes long long time, be patient and try to get away from internet ūüėĀ

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Same story here bro ! 

I won't say I wake up at exactly 4 am as thats the standard time assumed of amrit vela lol.

But if I wake up at say exactly 5 am, then till 5.45 I am not done with my bath, and then making tea for myself .

So 1 hour goes wasted in all that ! secondly I have noticed my mind is quieter if I am doing paath early during amrit vela like 4-5 am, as compared to 6 or 7 am lol which btw is not amritvela 

Tea is the answer to your drowsiness. After your bath, head to kitchen and prepare some tea , dash in some elaichi for taste if u want. Make it a bit stronger. Drink it , and then after like 1 minute, rinse your mouth and wash your hands. You don't want sticky lips with tea during paath lol 

My mind also wavers , sometimes it even goes to x-rated thoughts ! (waheguru forgive us ).

The key is persistence . 

 

please refer this link https://www.sikhnet.com/news/how-to-meditate

some excerpts from above link : 

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Third, you allow yourself to concentrate, "Dhyana." You must relax, let go and allow yourself to be drawn into the sound of the mantra and the rhythm of the breath. How?¬† By listening deeply. This is what Guru Nanak Dev Ji means by "Suniai" in Japji Sahib. Suniai means deep listening. You must listen to the sound of your own voice as if it were a sound coming from outside yourself. Pay attention. Really hear the sound you are making. Listen deeply. Let your thoughts come and let your thoughts go. Watch them as they arise and fall away. Do not follow a thought. Observe it. As you begin this process, your ego will try to distract you: "My leg is falling asleep." "My nose is itching ‚Äď should I scratch it, or just sit still?" "Did I remember to lock the door?" "Oh, I forgot to call veer ji!" etc. etc. This is where many people fail. People just give up too soon and say, "Well I can‚Äôt get into it. I‚Äôm not any good at meditating."

Just let the thoughts come and then let them go. Although you cannot stop thinking, you can observe your own mind at work instead of letting it get you. Don‚Äôt let your thoughts ‚Äėgrab‚Äô you.¬† If you find yourself following a thought and forgetting the mantra, just let the sound bring your concentration back to the sound. If you keep going, you will get through this stage of distraction and enter a deeper stage of absorption. It is like magnets. Have you played with magnets?¬† As they get closer you feel the pull and then they pull harder until they finally come together. Let the mantra pull you in. Go deeper‚Ķ relax and let go. Allow yourself to be absorbed in the sound-current.

Remember, the mind makes a wonderful servant, but a lousy master. Master your own mind. The tragedy of life is when the subconscious mind releases garbage into the conscious mind and you allow yourself to indulge in it. Keep going and clean out the garbage.

 

 

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