Principles and Concepts

What is Simran?

Simran means to remember, and is a means of contemplative meditation using repetition which enables one to realize that they are an inseparable part of the divine. One can do simran by meditating upon Gurbani (the Holy Words contained in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji), Naam (word ‘Waheguru’) or just thinking or talking about God. When one meditates and chants the word ‘Waheguru’ it is known as “Naam Simran”.

As the soul merges with its maker, simran produces a kind of ecstatic state which Gurbani describes as an elixir of enjoyment.

Sangat doing Waheguru Simran on Vaaja (harmonium):