4. I believe all Sikhs should be encouraged to do Simran in a systematic manner as a personal effort besides listening to tapes of mool mantar, and reciting it in Sangat. It is a process of constantly remembering mentally and uttering by tongue, in low tune, the name of God, which sanctifies the atmosphere around the body and soul of a person. A good environment is one with very dim light. This puts you in the right frame of mind to do Naam Simran. The prime cause of sickness is rooted in the mind. Keep yourself RELAXED and upright. Bhai Satpal Singh discusses the mind and the technique of Sikh Meditation known as Naam Simran. it is therapy, and Waheguru’s our doctor. In Sikhism, prayer and meditation are very important. In the supreme Lords protection suffering shall not touch me; All round me is drawn the lords mystic circle, keeping away suffering. One who serves receives honor; sing the virtues of the Treasure of virtues. Yoga, Raaj Yoga is not 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. Naam Simran : Meditation on God's Name, seeing Waheguru everywhere. The benefits of Naam Simran are: 1. Dhan Guru Ramdas ji One who calls himself a Sikh of the Guru, the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord's Name. Tu mera rakha sabhni Thhayin, ta bhau keha kada jio. You are fulfilling the true purpose of this life in human form. Then, transcending further with the devotional vigour, the individual consciousness submerges into the universal consciousness, where he does not see any thigh other than God. That is ultimate peace. Visit The Sikh Encyclopedia. It is to remember at all times that he is everything to us. Some will whisper special ‘mantra’ into your ears all being very secretive, as being your special Naam’. My life experience to date is that true happiness only comes if we develop a degree of contentment (santokh).Which comes with spiritual enrichment and the awareness that materialistic achievements are only illusory. Evil thoughts which originates from the lower mind are prone to generate diseases. Naam Simran is the Sikh way of meditation. While you are doing your basic preparation, it is a good idea to recite Japuji Sahib, or at least as much of it as you know. No disease can exist in the body and mind of a person unless there is some susceptibility in the consciousness. He is our protector everywhere: Tu mera pita, tu hai mera mata, tu mera bandhap, tu mera bhrata. THE SOFT AND MAGICAL VOICE MAKE U PEOPLE LOST IN THE … In Sikhism, Simran (ਸਿਮਰਨ) refers to the remembrance of God by repetition or recital of His Name or Naam. The obstacles to … For Sikhs, Naam is the simran of Gurmantar (Waheguru). For instance, Criticism indulged in long enough will often such as arthritis. Waheguru Naam Simran by Child- Calm and Relaxing – Meditation | Sikh Religion . Sikhism does no advocate renunciation or becoming an ascetic. Naam Literal meaning –name Related words Simran –remembrance Jaap or jap –uttering repeatedly, chanting Dhiaan –meditation, contemplation Shabad –Word (Hinduism –Shabd) (Bible –In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God….) When you are focused try to centre your mind between your eyes drawing yourself backwards just behind your forehead. In a busy life in which time – management is very important, my personal recommendation is as follows: Retire for the day by 10 p.m., latest by 10:30 p.m. Set the alarm for either 2 a.m. or 3 a.m Go through the Naam Simran routine set down below within one hour at that time and go back to sleep, to get up at the usual time that you wake up to face the world for the day! Wake up early when everything is quiet so you are less likely to be disturbed while meditating. 1. These mental vibration generated by ‘Anger’ affects the functioning of "liver and gall bladder" which can cause jaundice. Starting with Kama which dominates the lower bottom region, then the Krodh dominates the naval regions of fire, Lobh, and Moha dominates the heart region of the body. Accordingly the fundamentals of Sikhi are Simran and Seva. Naam Japna is as simple as taking time our regularly to sit down and to recite: ‘Waheguru, Waheguru, Waheguru.’ or ‘Stanaam, Satnaam, Satnaam.’. Their implication is almost wholly mundane. But as human beings we normally look for some sort of procedure, which is not clearly spelt out in Gurbani, but there are indications. As a consequence the practitioner gets Divine protection from all evils: "Taati vau na lagai parbraham sharnai, Chaugird hamare Ramkar, dukh lagai na bhai" (SGGS: 819). Start learning it by heart, it is very easy! In … The period between midnight and 4 a.m. is called the ‘ambrosial’ period (amrit-vela) – the best period for Naam Simran. It helps remove all physical ailments, sicknesses and tensions. The prime purpose of meditation is to improve the quality of living. "It is so much easier to release these negative thinking patterns from our minds when we are healthy then to try to dig them out when we are in a state of panic and under the threat of the surgeon’s knife". Therefore, though the basic necessities of living – health, wealth and success are very important,we must place meeting Waheguru as our prime motive in human life. Diseases which are the product of continued emotional stressed and termed ‘Psychosomatic diseases (psycho meaning mind and soma meaning body). When you feel that you have had enough, or as stipulated by your circumstances, and you want to end your Naam Simran, you must come out of it slowly. Let the joy and ecstasy linger on for the rest of the day. Use a secluded spot and do Naam Simran alone. The method given above is a starting point of ‘Naam Simran’. What its is relation with the consciousness and the physical body? Sahaj Yoga is not simran. God takes care of everything and redeems his devotee from the entire range of maladies. If you do not know.the mini – Ardas by heart initially, replace it by your own prayer asking Waheguru to bless you, His humble servant, with His gift of Naam Simran, and ask for the well-being of all mankind. Some of the the guidelines in Gurbani on how to do Simran… Naam Simran is at the very heart of the spiritual message of Sikhi. Repetition of Gur mantar with breath, as explained during Amrit Sanchar, the Sikh form of baptism. Further, a study in the characteristic nature of ‘anger’ reveals that it is aggressive, it burns and boils, it accelerates and goes on pushing forward blindly. Aukhad means medicine and Naam Aukhad is Shree Guru Granth Sahib ji's (holy book as a living Guru of sikhs with message for all humanity)prescription for all sorts of diseases.Naam means to KNOW yourself as same, as the creator.Naam is divine … These are not Sikh methods. washing your face, your arms and your feet. Basically these desires culminate into the following tangible/objective categories: health, wealth and success. We need to develop the ability to achieve worldly success, yet being able to detach ourselves from the end results – this is the key to ‘santokh’. By nature these evils dominate in their respective regions of the body. As Sikhs, we may chant "Sat Nam Waheguru" or "Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru Wahejio" or the Mul Mantra, or the slok/mantra that begins Sukhmani Sahib (Aad Guray Nameh, Jugaad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Namey, Siri Guru Dayv Ay Namay"). The great physician, Charak had said, ‘Pradnyapradhanam hi moolam rognum’, i.e. Some precautions: Many ‘Sants’ and ‘Sant Deras’ advocate various methods of Naam Simran. Anger turns into things that boil and burn and infect the body. As time goes on, through the grace of Waheguru, you will modify the method of Naam Simran as suits you best. 2. 7. (Tati vao na laagayi, Parbrahm Sharanayi.). The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan . Naam Simran: is simply a way of spiritual practise as compared to the complicated methods of Yogic practies. The two aspects of the meditation are Jap and Simran. Initially, when you close your eyes you will be starting into the back of your eyelids. You have surrendered your mind to Waheguru Permatma to do as He pleases. Naam Simran: is simply a way of spiritual practise as compared to the complicated methods of Yogic practies. Naam Simran - Sikhism In Sikhism and in the holy text of Sikhism, which is a songbook called the Adi Granth, the concept of Naam Simran is important. Naam Simran acts as a ‘protective clock’ against adverse elements, negative vibes, depression, lack of confidence, other physical and mental ailments – a protection against evil. Use cold water because that wakes you up. "Kabir tu Karta tu hua, mujh me raha na hun, Jab aapa parka mit gia, jat dekhan tat tun. According to the characteristic of every thought pattern it influences the functioning the various organs in the body and thus responsible for the cause of any disease. The Sikh teachers, or Guru's, stressed the importance of remembering the name of the spirit that created us. By its practise our individual consciousness gets alined with the Universal Consciousness without much effort, provided one has developed the faith and purity. Waheguru Satnam with every breath that we take. Mind of a person depending on his past Samskaras, is born out of five elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space) "Ehu Mann Karma, ehu mann dharma, Ehu Mann panch tatt te janma." Just like learning how to ride a bicycle. The sleep that one has after doing Naam Simran is the most blissful and restful. The Sanskrit and the English words denote a person or a thing. Guilt always seeks punishment and leads to pain. If you suffer from insomnia, I guarantee that this procedure will cure you of it. as your spirituality develops you will relize how the knowledge is all placed together. It is the Game of Love. By doing Naam Simran, a level of enlightenment can be reached once you connect with your soul. It makes you sharper and more focused. If you concentrate too hard you will develop a headache in the early stages. then be practical – as long as you do develop a daily routine. "This mind is shakti, this mind is shiva, This mind is originated from five elements, One who transcends into Higher consciousness, to him is revealed the mystery of Three Words". Various experiences will manifest. be it a mantra, or just waheguru. Breathe in deeply and as you breath out say aloud ‘SATNAM SRI WAHEGURU’. God takes care of everything and redeems his devotee from the entire range of maladies. The Sikh method of Meditation/Simran is called "Naam Japna" – recitation of the name of Waheguru. We, as Sikhs, do not subscribe to idol worship. We have been given the gift of human form and we are advised by Guru Ji that this form has been granted to us so that we make an effort of meeting our ‘Karta Purakh’, the creator. According to Hath Yogic practices, Shakti which resides in the Mooladhara Chakra of the physical body called ‘Kundalini’, a serpent force, normally sleeping, is deliberately aroused, so that it can pass through the spine (Nadis – the energy channels) and get communion with pure conscousness residing in the crown chakra. The first three are the sum total of all our materialistic desires. Simran calms the mind and allows the yogi to focus on and realize the divine qualities or the Higher Self. Upon arising early in the morning, he is to bathe, and cleanse himself in the pool of nectar.Following the Instructions of the Guru, he is to chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. During its recitation, a single line of five words sums up the whole essence of our subject into a short sentence: World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.The etymology of the term ‘gurdwara’ is from the words ‘Gur (ਗੁਰ)’ (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and ‘Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)’ (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning ‘the gateway through which the Guru could be reached’. Resentment long held festers and eats away at the self and ultimately can lead to tumours and cancer. One can scan the mental world, the astral world, and the physical world at ‘will’. Baba Attar Singh at Hazoor Sahib : Guru’s Sakhis. It is a process of constantly remembering mentally and uttering by tongue, in low tune, the name of God, which sanctifies the atmosphere around the body and soul of a person. It nurtures ‘Chardi Kala’, confidence, self esteem and everything positive and good. Do not lie down because that will. Focusing on a ‘picture’ of one of our Gurus or staring at a lighted candle can become a serious limiting factor towards ultimate realization of Waheguru. Do not allow these dark forces to stop you from your ‘purpose of this human life’ which is ultimately to meet your Creator, ‘Waheguru’. Our earthly father is Sri Guru Gobind Singh in whose image and example we should live this human life. Naam Simran means meditation on the Naam or Name of God. Take one step towards Him and He will take a thousand steps towards you! The foundation of Sikhi is uttering the name of God, which leads to one-pointed on the Infinite presence within all beings, things and actions. I believe that we should not subscribe to this method. His emotions, his feelings, are the natural outcome from his mind by further interacting into his environment. But the mind, which is a product of five basic elements, ranges its vibration from the shakti to shi(v)o, i.e. This region is referred to as the ‘Dasam Dwar’ (the Tenth Door), by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Focusing on our breathing is just as easy and once we can extend the limitations of our mind to grapple with the infinite virtues of Waheguru, focusing is no longer a problem! In the beginning, mind is extremely restless, and it is very difficult to do Naam simran. Well, devoid of Naam Simran Sikhism is reduced to naught. Make Naam Simran your prime activity in this lifetime. To practice simran, the yogi typically sits in a comfortable position and begins meditating by repeating the naam, name of God. That is ultimate peace. (It means ‘Anger’ is eating us). Japa gives the power of simran. By ascending to these heights, one becomes conscious to the "Three worlds". This does not detract from the fact that, as Sikhs, all of us should know the full Ardas as prescribed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) by heart. The Name alone brings true peace of mind. Naam Simran, of course, can be combined with Nitnem. In Sikhism, Nām Japō (Gurmukhi ਨਾਮ ਜਪੋ), also known as Naam Japna or Naam Simran, refers to the meditation or contemplation of the various Names of God (or qualities of God), especially the chanting of the word "Waheguru" ('Wonderful Lord') representing the formless being, the creator of all the forms, and the being omnipresent in all forms. "Gurmukh rom rom har dhiave". Some will prescribe special postures, penances, dressing, clothing, colours, etc. It is said that by its recitation all pains and maladies go. To most of us quality of life is primarily what we desire most in this human form. 5. (a) Sit down as prescribed. There, is no harm in using a mild incense, as fragrance, conductive to meditating. Our only Guru is Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Consciousness is a vital factor in building the body and mind. If you have difficulty, then, chair, as long as your back is straight. Firstly, remember that our ‘ultimate guide’ is Waheguru. It is the birthright of everyone of us subject ONLY to the Grace of Waheguru. The goal of meditation is to feel relaxed, obtain inner peace, and connect to your soul / connect to God. If environment is noisy, by all means put, on a tape of Naam Simran, Kirtan or sounds of, nature, like waves on a seashore; birds chirping, softly; sound of the wild – but very softly. And when I want to say it aloud I tend to say either ‘Satnam Sri Waheguru’, or just ‘Waheguru’. Doing our Nitnem (five daily banis); reading, singing, understanding and absorbing ‘Gurbani’; attending and participating in Gurdwara activities as part of the Sadh Sangat and doing seva (community service) are all methods of nurturing love for Waheguru. Therefore regularly invoking his name and finally becoming one with him. YUKTANAND SINGH Translated from Bhai Vir Singh's ‘Gurmukh Sikhia’ PART X Only naam helps us during a difficulty. It is such a deep subject that it cannot be entirely explained theoretically. Get yourself into a routine. And the ideal state is, of course, when we are able to recite. You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. For example, Japuji Sahib followed by Naam Simran. This is natural. Let us, for a moment, take a pause here and theorise what is mind? Meditation gives you the power of simran. Visit Search Gurbani, Encyclopedias encapsulate accurate information in a given area of knowledge and have indispensable in an age which the volume and rapidity of social change are making inaccessible much that outside one’s immediate domain of concentration.At the time when Sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this vibrant faithis a singular contribution to the world of knowledge. It enhances your life generally and it is the key to our salvation. It draws ‘good elements’ towards you and wards off the evil. The experience of many people who practise Naam Simran and sing God’s name for long periods of time, feel that kundalini automatically rises higher up unconsciously and communes with the crown chakra from where one can drink the nectar of bliss. Nevertheless, in so far as it invokes the names. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Baba Attar Singh at Hazoor Sahib : Guru’s Sakhis. 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