Archive for the ‘Spirituality – Abhiyaas & Bhagti’ Category

Can a non-amritdhari experience the ‘paaras-kalaa’ (philosopher’s stone touch) of Naam simran?

Normally ‘no’, but there are exceptions. People who have massive bhagti (accumulation of the profit of doing the devotional worship of Waheguru) from previous lives, sometimes get spiritual experiences by japping Naam (reciting the Divine-Name) or getting exposes to Naam vibrations before Amrit. But such Grace is short-lived and one can never get full potential […]

Can a non-Amritdhari experience the paaras-kalaa (philosopher’s stone touch) of Gurbani?

Yes! One can experience the paaras-kalaa of Gurbani provided one exposes one’s heart to Gurbani. Gurbani is Sarab Sanjhi i.e. anyone Sikh or non Sikh can come and experience the cool shadow of the tree of Gurbani.

Is there a difference between the paaras-kalaa (philosopher’s stone touch) of Gurbani and Naam?

Naam (the Divine-Name) and Gurbani are closely knitted together (ਓਤ ਪੋਤ). Both are made of the same spiritual material. The underlying material in both is same. Since Naam has come out of mouth of Satguru, so Naam too is baani but the difference lies in the fact that whole of Gurbani gives us hukam to […]

What happen’s if we don’t have Naam from the True Guru?

Guru Sahib gives us many quotes from Guru Granth Sahib Jee on how our lives would be without the name of the Lord. ਵਿਣੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਸਾਬਾਸਿ ||੩||੩੨|| vin naavai naahee saabaas Without the Name, no one is approved. 332 Guru Nanak Dev Jee has made it clear in this quote without the name of […]

What is ‘Bismaadh’ state?

When Naam Ras is at its extreme in the body fortress of a Gurmukh, the body goes into a state of Bismaadh. This is when the body ‘shuts down’ and we experience just pure Naam Ras. We can see this state in RehNsvaaees – some Gurmukhs go into this state. We used the example of […]

What is the spiritual significance of Amrit-Velaa (early ambrosial hours)?

It is at Amritvelaa that the Khalsa drinks Amrit Ras. It is usually at this time that we get to meditate on Waheguru without any disturbances. Some people get up at 1am, some at 3am, some at 5am, it all shows how much devotion you have for the Guru. The earlier you wake up the […]

What is the difference between a ‘Naam-Abhiyaasee’ and a ‘Naam-Rasseeyaa’?

ਮਃ à©« ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਭੇਟਿਐ ਪੂਰੀ ਹੋਵੈ ਜੁਗਤਿ ॥ ਹਸੰਦਿਆ ਖੇਲੰਦਿਆ ਪੈਨੰਦਿਆ ਖਾਵੰਦਿਆ ਵਿਚੇ ਹੋਵੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ॥੨॥ Mehlaa 5: Naanak saṯgur bẖėti­ai pooree hovai jugaṯ. Hasandiaa, Khelandiaa, Pehnandiaa, Khaavandiaa vichai hovai mukht|| Fifth Mehl: O Nanak, meeting the True Guru, one comes to know the Perfect Way. Whilst laughing, playing, dressing and eating they […]

How can one concentrate on Naam for long periods of time?

A common ‘problem’ that some Gursikhs talk about is having headaches when they do Simran or when they stop. This is completely normal! It is in fact your Dhiaan (Concentration) growing and shows that you are doing Abhiyaas (Repetition) correctly. However, on the other hand you can get headaches if you are trying too hard. […]

What is the True Home?

Has anyone ever wondered what home actually is? GurbaaNee talks about it alot. To Duniyaavee (worldly) people home means physical. To Spiritualists home is our body. The Chinese believe that we are the universe, and this is what Sikhee believes also – In our soul we have access to all matter in the universe. Indeed, […]

What is the significance of doing Ardaas (supplication)?

A prayer that is recited by Gursikhs at least 3 times a day. There is a formal way of doing Ardaas, which is standing up with folded hands, and this is usually done after Nitnem (morning and evening after Rehraas). However, we are not just set to one way of doing Ardaas. As long as […]

How can one do Sevaa (service) for the Panth (nation)?

Every Gursikh wishes to do sevaa for a Panthik cause. And rightfully so we should pray for such an opportunity. What is Sevaa, and how do we do it? Sevaa is the service of Waheguru, God through humanity. There are many ways of doing selfless service. The Gurdwara Langar is just one of them, in […]

How can one get rid of laziness and sleep little but not feel tired during the day?

It’s prem for Sat-Guru’s pavitar charan that reduces our ‘haumai’ – which is the primal reason for us not being able to get up at amritvela – this is because our ego tries to supersede our prem, and tells us more sleep = better health. Anything that increases vismaad and prem i.e. kirtan, simran, listening […]

What is Bairaag? When I am listening to Keertan I start to cry and I can’t control myself. I don’t know what to make of it.

Bairaag is something that comes naturally and is uncontrollable. Bairaag is the state when one cannot live without the guru even for one second. You should consider reading the life of the Gurus, Guru Angad Dev Jee, this is true Bairaag. One is extremely fortunate to have such feelings. Gurbani says: ਰੰਗਿ ਹਸਹਿ ਰੰਗਿ ਰੋਵਹਿ […]