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Ik Ongkar Philosophy

Ik Ongkar (One God/universe), Sat Naam (True name), Karta Purkh (is the creator), Nir Bhau (is without fear), Nir Vair (is without hate), Akaal Moorat (is immortal, without form), Ajooni (s beyond birth and death), Saibhang (is self-illuminated), Gur Parsaad (is realised by the kindness of the true Guru.)
NOTHING BELONGS TO YOU!

NOTHING BELONGS TO YOU!

Source: http://dailysikhupdates.com

NOTHING BELONGS TO YOU! Via Karnail Singh From South Shields, UK

Jaswant Singh died, when he realized it, he saw Vaheguroo (God) coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.

– Vaheguroo said: “Alright son its time to go.”
– surprised Jaswant responded: “Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans…”
– “I’m sorry but its time to go.”
– “What do you have in that suitcase?” Jaswant asked.
– Vaheguroo answered: “Your belongings.”
– “My belongings? you mean my things, my clothes, my money?”
-Vaheguroo answered: “Those things were not yours they belonged to the earth.”
– “Is it my memories?” Jaswant asked.
-Vaheguroo answered: “those never belonged to you, they belonged to Time.”
– “Is it my talents?”
-Vaheguroo answered: “those were never yours, they belonged to the circumstances.”
– “Is it my friends and family?”
-Vaheguroo answered: “I’m sorry they were never yours, they belonged to the path.”
– “Is it my wife and son?”
– Vaheguroo answered: “They were never yours they belonged to your heart.”
– “Is it my body?”
– Vaheguroo answered: “that was never yours it belonged to the dust.”
-”Is it my soul?”
Vaheguroo answered: “No that is mine.”

Full of fear, Jaswant Singh took the suitcase from Vaheguroo and opened it, just to find out the suitcase was empty.
– With a tear coming down his cheek Jaswant said: “I never had anything???”

-Vaheguroo answered: “That is correct, every moment you lived were only yours. Life is just a moment a breath, a moment that belongs to you. For this reason enjoy this time while you have it. Don’t let anything that you think you owned stop you from progressing in your spiritual journey of becoming one with Vaheguroo and purifying this life’s journey.

– Material things and everything else that you fought for– stay here.

Your primary duty is to serve & worship Vaheguroo through Naam meditation and following the teachings of the True Guru.
-YOU CAN’T TAKE ANYTHING WITH YOU!

It’s only a pure soul, cleansed mind through naam meditation and Baani that follows you to the here after.

Live by meditating on Vaheguroo’s name and in the end, they will reward you with liberation of yourself and others and most of all a blessed place near his loving feet in Sachkhand (most spiritual gate of truth).

We are born alone, we live alone, we die Alone, only through our love and friendship with vaheguroo (God) can we create the reality for the moment that we’re not alone!

Guru Arjun Dev Ji Says, “I am nothing; nothing belongs to me. I have no power or control.
O Creator, Cause of causes, Lord God of Nanak, I am saved and redeemed in the Society of the Saints.”

March 26, 20150 commentsRead More
NASA Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken And It Will Shake Up Your Universe

NASA Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken And It Will Shake Up Your Universe

The Largest picture ever taken? It’s a whopping 1.5 billion pixel image (69,536 x 22,230) on January 5th NASA released an image of the Andromeda galaxy, captured  our closest galactic neighbor,  by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The final image is composed of 411 Hubble images, and takes you through 100 million stars and travels over 40,000 light years! Well, a section of it does anyway.

What Gurbani says

Guru Granth Sahib states that, “There are planets, solar systems and galaxies. If one speaks of them, there is no limit, no end. There are worlds upon worlds of His Creation. As He commands, so they exist. He watches over all, and contemplating the creation, He rejoices. Nanak says, to describe this is as hard as steel!” (SGGS p8).

Despite this fact being clearly stated in the Guru Granth Sahib some 500 years ago, most of humanity is not aware of these sayings. Guru Nanak was an exceptional visionary and was responsible for bring some amazing ideas to the world.

The scriptures say that the universe consists of many different bodies including planets, solar systems galaxies, stars, suns, skies, etc and that the scale and extent of these bodies is unknown and that there is no end to their number. It is clear from this that probable size of the universe is beyond an exact evaluation or calculation by the human mind.

The holy text continues to state: “The limits of the created universe cannot be perceived. Its limits here and beyond cannot be perceived. Many struggle to know His limits, but His limits cannot be found. No one can know these limits. The more you say about them, the more there still remains to be said.” (SGGS p5).

So it appears that as we get a better estimate of the size of the universe, in other words, the more we find, then the realisation will dawn that there remain even more outside our knowledge. Gurbani tells us that this is how we will progress when we try and calculate the size of the Universe. On a spiritual angle, the Guru tells us that the Lord is in his creation and the Creation is in the Lord; “All are in the One, and the One is in all.” (SGGS p907). So the Universe is a manifestation of the Lord; He is found within the Universe. So from this we can see the extent of God as portrait by Sikhism.

Furthermore, it is stated that God created the whole universe including the earth: “You Yourself created the earth, and the two lamps of the sun and the moon” (SGGS p83); “He creates planets, solar systems and galaxies;” (SGGS p1162). And, “Many millions are the moons, suns and stars” (SGGS p275).

Source: Sikhi Wiki

March 13, 20150 commentsRead More
Shabad Hazare English Katha – drenched in the colour of love!

Shabad Hazare English Katha – drenched in the colour of love!

Baljit Singh addresses how Guru is love and if we connect to Guru Granth Sahib Ji, we can experience this love for ourselves!

March 11, 20150 commentsRead More
JAPJI SAHIB – RECITE ALONG – WORDS OF AKAAL

JAPJI SAHIB – RECITE ALONG – WORDS OF AKAAL

March 10, 20150 commentsRead More
Mul Mantra Explained by Amandeep Singh

Mul Mantra Explained by Amandeep Singh

In this double video, you will first hear Amandeep Singh’s very clear explanation of this most profound kernel of understanding the Creation and our part in it! Then you will hear his 11 min. recitation of Guru Nanak’s Mul Mantra that you may chant with.

February 23, 20150 commentsRead More
Deep Meditation Relaxing Maha Mool Mantar

Deep Meditation Relaxing Maha Mool Mantar

~~~~ IK Oankar Satnaam Kartapurkh Nirbhauo Nirvair Akaal Murat Ajoni Sahibhang Gurparsad ~~~

Ik Oankar – One universal Eternal unchanged Awareness Being-Light-Knowledge- God- all in one, one in all- expressing itself in its movement – creating, preserving and changing creation spontaneously.

Satnaam- which is Eternal Absolute Eternal existence truth,

Kartapurkh- creative Consciousness,

Nirbhauo- Fearless as resides in all (Fearless)

Nirvair- No enmity towards anyone as resides in all (Without Enemy)

Akaal Morat- Timeless being

Ajooni – Unborn

Saibhang- Self-illuminating/Knowledge

Gurparsad- Awareness Consciousness Bliss/Gurparsad- realized by grace of Guru (Enlightened Realized Being).
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Sit back and relax- take deep breaths in and out, enjoy listening to Mool(Root) Mantra from Sikh Spiritual Gnosis, meditate on it with perception of oneness to connect with our One universal awareness light (Ik Oankar) within.

Satnam.!

 

NANAK NAAM CHARHDI KALA TERE BHAANE SARBAT DA BHALA-BHAI

NANAK NAAM CHARHDI KALA TERE BHAANE SARBAT DA BHALA-BHAI

February 19, 20150 commentsRead More
Anthem for the entire universe

Anthem for the entire universe

The True Aarti shown at Jaganath Puri The True Aarti shown at Jaganath Puri

 

According to the Janam Sakhis, Guru Nanak Dev Ji accompanied by Bhai Mardana Ji, stopped near the temple of Jagannath, which is dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu. Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Bhai Mardana Ji stopped near the shrine upon which sat centuries of history mute and immobilized. The notes from Bhai Mardana’s Rabaab (rebeck) touched the devotees’ hearts with fresh fervor. Several of them came to hear the Guru’s word. The temple priests felt angry and held the Guru Ji guilty for not making adoration to the deity within the sacred enclosure. The local chief whose name has been described, as Krishan Lal one day visited the Guru and invited him to join the aarti, or the evening service of lights, in the temple. The Guru readily offered to go with him.

As dusk fell, the priests lighted the lamps and sumptuous ritual for which the devotees had been waiting began. Twinkling lights fed by ghee were placed on a jewel studded salver, amid flowers and incense, and worshipfully swung from side to side by the priest in front of the enshrined image to the accompaniment of the chanting of hymns, blowing of conchs and the ringing of bells. The priests had a complaint as they concluded. The Guru had remained seated in his place and not participated in the ceremony. The Guru burst into a divine song:

ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਆਰਤੀ
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ਗਗਨ ਮੈ ਥਾਲੁ ਰਵਿ ਚੰਦੁ ਦੀਪਕ ਬਨੇ ਤਾਰਿਕਾ ਮੰਡਲ ਜਨਕ ਮੋਤੀ ॥
ਧੂਪੁ ਮਲਆਨਲੋ ਪਵਣੁ ਚਵਰੋ ਕਰੇ ਸਗਲ ਬਨਰਾਇ ਫੂਲੰਤ ਜੋਤੀ ॥੧॥
ਕੈਸੀ ਆਰਤੀ ਹੋਇ ਭਵ ਖੰਡਨਾ ਤੇਰੀ ਆਰਤੀ ॥
ਅਨਹਤਾ ਸਬਦ ਵਾਜੰਤ ਭੇਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

The sky is the salver
And the sun and the moon the lamps.
The luminous stars on the heavens are the pearls.
Scented air from the sandal-clad hills is the incense,
The winds make the fan for Thee,
And the vast forests wreath of flowers.
The unstruck music of creation is the trumpet.
Thus goes on the Arati (adoration) for Thee,
O’ Thou dispeller of doubt and fear!

Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught the listeners, how Nature’s tribute to the Creator was superior to any ritualistic oblation offered before images.

Once actor Balraj Sahni asked the late Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore, “You have written the national anthem for India. Can you write an international anthem for the whole world?” “It has already been written, not only international but for the entire universe, in the 16th century by Nanak,” replied Tagore. He referred to the Sikh aarti (ceremony of light). Tagore was so enamoured of this universal aarti that he personally translated it into Bengali.

Source: sikhanswers

February 15, 20150 commentsRead More
Recognise all of mankind as a single caste of humanity

Recognise all of mankind as a single caste of humanity

Guru Nanak Dev Ji says in Japji Sahib: “Accept all humans as your equals, and let them be your only sect” (Japji 28), and Guru Gobind Singh tell the world: “manas ki jat sabhe eke paihcanbo – recognise all of mankind as a single caste of humanity”.

The Panj Pyare were from 5 different casts and Guru ji made them one. The five Sikhs formed the nucleus of the self-abnegating, martial and casteless fellowship of the Khalsa Guru Gobind Singh Ji had brought into being.

The fact that Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji has compositions from people of different backgrounds just shows how equity is a massive part of the Sikhi. We bow our head  to the teachings within because we are told by the 10th master that this is our Guru. Our guru is composed of different cultures, yet within the community we still discriminate and use castism to create divisions.

Source: Siki Wiki : The writings in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji generally appear in chapters which are given names of Raags.  Within each chapter or Raag, the writings of the Gurus appears chronologically. Each of the Gurus signed their hymns as Nanak. Their compositions are identified by the numerals at the beginning of each hymn, ie. Mahalla 1 is Guru Nanak, Mahalla 2 is Guru Angad and so on. These are then followed by those of other saints (Bhagtas) and other contributors. Their are 3,384 hymns found in the Guru Granth Sahib broken down by 43 authors of who many were non-Sikhs including Hindus and Muslims. The authors of Guru Granth Sahib include:

The 7 Gurus

The 15 Bhagats

Holy text of saints of both Muslim and Hindu faiths has been included in the Guru Granth Sahib; Sheikh Farid, who was a Muslim was a major contributor to the Guru Granth Sahib. Bhagat Namdev and Bhagat Ravidas were Hindus who have substantial prominence in the Guru Granth Sahib.

The 17 Bhatts

The Bhatts were a group of musicians who lived in the sixteenth century. All of them were scholars, poets and singers.

The 4 Sikhs

February 14, 20150 commentsRead More
Meaning of Aad Sach Jugaad Sach

Meaning of Aad Sach Jugaad Sach

Akaal translates as ‘not subject to time or death’ and Moorat translates as form, shape, image. God is beyond time: An Eternal, Indestructible Entity. – aad sach jugaad sach (its the truth) have a read of this interesting article – http://www.sciencealert.com/new-theory-suggests-the-big-bang-never-occurred and watch the following.

February 10, 20150 commentsRead More