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Is there any difference between Naam Simran and Reading Bani?

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Let us first ask ourselves, why do we do any sort of spiritual practices?

is it not, to become pure enough and in the end become one with Him?

Following are the words of Panchvee Patshahee Guru Arjun Dev Maharaj, where He shows us the supreme importance of His Naaam japna, above any other practices.

For when our time of departure comes to leave this plane of consciousness, it is only the kamaee we did of his Naam japna, which will go with us, and be our aid, to guide us until we reach Him.

 

ਅਵਰ ਕਰਤੂਤਿ ਸਗਲੀ ਜਮੁ ਡਾਨੈ

Avar Karathooth Sagalee Jam Ddaanai

All other efforts are punished by the Messenger of Death

ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ਭਜਨ ਬਿਨੁ ਤਿਲੁ ਨਹੀ ਮਾਨੈ

Govindh Bhajan Bin Thil Nehee Maanai ||

Which accepts nothing at all, except meditation on the Lord of the Universe

 

Sat Sree Akal.

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