PRABH KA SIMRAN SABH TE UNCHA
Remembrance of The Lord is the Highest of all.
JAP SAT NAAM SAT NAAM SAT NAAM SAT NAAM SAT NAAM SADA SADA SAT NAAM
O my mind repeat SATNAAM always SATNAAM
With the Agami Anant Apaar and Beant Kirpa of Satgur Sache Patshah Ji this chakkar of yours is trying to serve the Sangat through this article. Please forgive this kooker of the Guru and Sangat for his mis deeds or any mis representations that are not according to the Braham Gyan given in Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
pothhee paramaesar kaa thhaan ||
This Holy Book is the home of the Transcendent Lord God.
saadhhasa(n)g gaavehi gun gobi(n)dh pooran breham giaan ||1|| rehaao ||
Whoever sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe in the Saadh Sangat,
the Company of the Holy, has the perfect knowledge of God. ||1||Pause||
One of another common problem that the Sangat faces is the method of doing Simran – how should it be attempted. Before even we talk about this issue it is utmost important to understand why we need to do Simran:
The highest AMRIT is NAAM, the highest level of comfort and enjoyment is NAAM, other AMRITS ARE BELOW NAAM AMRIT, the sequence is as follows:
1. HIGHEST AMRIT IS NAAM.
1. SECOND HIGHEST AMRIT IS "EK BOOND AMRIT" – that resides in side you and gets activated when you reach a high ATMIK AWASTHA OF KARAM KHAND OR SACH KHAND.
2. THIRD HIGHEST IS "KHANDE BATE KA AMRIT" (Served by today’s Panj Pyare)
SUKHMANI SUKH AMRIT PRABH NAAM
BHAGAT JANA KE MAN VISHRAAM
NANAK KE GHAR KEVAL NAAM "- Guru Nanak Dev Ji was given the MOOL MANTER by AKAL PURAKH when he went under water for three days in Sultan Pur Lodhi.
ABH KALOO AYEO RE EK NAAM BOWOH BOWOH – Guru Nanak Dev Ji
There is nothing above NAAM:
PRABH KA SIMRAN SABH TE UNCHA (Sukhmani)
HAR SIMRAN MEH AAP NIRANKAARA
HAR KE NAAM SAMSAR KICHU NAAHIN (Sukhmani)
EH DHAN SANCHO HOWO BHAGWANT
JEY WAD AAP TE WAD TER I DAAT (Rehraas): the ultimate and highest NAAM is his biggest gift
NANAK VAKHANE BENTI TUDH BAAJ KUDO KOOD (Asa Di War)
– everything else is just perishable only NAAM will survive.
Please take some time to understand the First Ashtpadi of Sukhmani Sahib Ji, you will completely understand the importance and benefits of SIMRAN. This is utmost important to do so if you want to learn why GURUS, SANTS, AND BRAHAM GYANIS have concentrated on SIMRAN.
This is the only one way to JEEVAN MUKTI, PARAM PADVI and BRAHAM GYAN. All other ways will take you to midway somewhere and leave you there, and from that on wards you will have to pick up NAAM for further spiritual achievements.
This PROVES that the highest level of worshipping or Bhagti is SIMRAN. Only SIMRAN can help you conquer over your PANJ DOOT AND YOUR MIND. All the other acts of worshipping such as reading and listening Gurbani, listening and singing kirtan are a lower levels of Bhagti.
The next step is to learn how to do SIMRAN:
The best time to do Simran is amritvela (between midnight and 06:00). Start as early as 1:00 am, this is the premium time to start SIMRAN, your rewards will be just incredible, your concentration will be super, your rewards will equal to donating 40 kg of diamonds if you meditate from 1:00 am to 2:00 am, 40 kg of gold for the next hour then silver and copper and so on.
So get up around 12:30 am (this is what this sevak of yours have done) or as early as you can, take a shower, preferably wash your hair as well, keep them wet – this will help you to keep you awake – however they will dry out anyway, cover your head, and sit down in a quite corner of your house, your bed room is fine, try to use the same spot for meditation every day.
Now you don’t have to sit on floor if your can’t for a longer time, it can be just a SUKH ASSAN, comfortable for your body, no feeling of any pains or aches. You can sit on a comfortable, chair or sofa, if you can’t sit for a long time like in case of some old people they can do it laying on the bed too, there is no hard and fast rule as to how you should sit. You should have a comfortable posture so that you can concentrate on SIMRAN.
Keep the lights turned off. After you sit down, with folded hands do the following ARDAAS:
Tere dar da eh kookar done hath jod ke ardaas jodhri benti karda hai.
THIS DOG OF YOUR COURT IS DOING ARDAS WITH PRESSED HANDS LORD.
Aasi beant paapi haan pakhandi haan kaami krodhi lobhi mohi te ahankari haan.
I AM AN ENDLESS SINNER, A HYPOCRITE, LUSTFUL, ANGRY, GREEDY, ATTACHED AND FULL OF SELFISH PRIDE
Aasi guneh gaar loon harami haan.
I AM A GREAT OFFENDER AND BETRAYER
Kirpa kar ke sadhe gunah baksh de.
BE KIND AND FORGIVE ALL OF MY MISTAKES
Sadhe herdey which aa.
COME AND RESIDE IN MY HEART
Tan man seetal kar de.
COOL MY MIND AND BODY.
Chit ekager kar deh.
FOCUS MY MIND ON YOU.
Tan man dhan sabh tera hai teri upma tujhi ko arpan.
MIND BODY AND WEALTH ARE ALL YOURS AND I SACRIFICE THEM FOR YOUR GLORY
ek man ek chit kar de.
FOCUS MY MIND AND ATTENTION ON ONE
Apni seva aap lawo ji.
YOU YOURSELF COME AND TAKE THIS SERVICE
Sabh kuch tera kuch nahin mera,
EVERYTHING IS YOURS, NOTHING IS MINE
Hamre kite kichu naa howe ji kare karawe ape aap ji.
NOTHING I DO HAPPENS, WHATEVER YOU DO COMES TO PASS
Jo tudh bhawe sohi bhali kaar,
WHATEVER PLEASES YOU IS A WONDERFUL THING
Jive jiv hukum teve tiv kaar
ONLY YOUR HUKAM HAPPENS
(ACCEPTING ALL YOUR MISDEEDS IS VERY IMPORTANT)
And then start your SIMRAN:
SAT NAAM SHREE WAHEGURU JI,
SAT NAAM SHREE WAHEGURU JI
. . . . .and continue.
We hope you understand the difference between JAAP and SIMRAN – Please this sevak’s article on GURMANTER AND NAAM JAAP AND SIMRAN to understand these divine words – SHABAD GURU.
So you should be doing SIMRAN in your mind at the least. The way it works is as follows:
1. Jaap with your tounge-RASNA will make your RASNA pious – PAVITTER.
2. Jaap along the breath will make your breath and breathing track pious.
3. SIMRAN in your MIND will make your MIND pious.
4. SIMRAN in HIRDEY will make your HIRDEY pious.
You would like to make your MIND pious, at the least, to have a control over the mind, and if your SIMRAN STARTS IN YOUR MIND then you are very lucky. We have already talked about controlling of the mind in one of the previous messages.
We sincerely hope that all the members are doing SIMRAN for 2.5 hrs every morning, if not, then they should do it. Infact longer time is very beneficial, if you do SIMRAN continuously for two hrs you will be counted doing it on the earth, once you go into deep meditation – SMADHI IN KARAM KHAND, the third hour onward will be counted in DARGAH, and you will have a lot of unbelievable experiences. You will see a lot of ALOKIK NAZARE. The GURUS will come to bless you and so on.
Please accept these words as seva from this humble servant of yours. Please forgive this chakkar of yours for any mis representations. Thanks to every one for taking time to read these messages.
Dassan Das[NOTE click here to see the daily routine that Dassan Dass ji followed and we can follow.]
FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS:
Dear Beloved Dassan Das Ji,
Having read your website i had some humble questions to ask you ji.
Firstly regarding Simran. You have very gracefully told us the 3 stages of simran or how to achieve simran. From Jap with the tongue to sas them to simran in the mind. Could you please explain a bit more to me about the process of the sas? how is it done? when does it occur?
REPLY FROM DASSAN DASS:
There is no process or technique for Simran, Simran is a Gurparsaad, planting the Naam in your Surat is a Gurparsaad, this doesn’t happen by you or by anybody doing it, all you can do is sit down quietly and focus on your Surat and silently keep reciting Sat Naam in your Surat, doing so will help your Surat go in to Sat Naam Simran. The Gurparsaad of Naam, Naam KI Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva is blessed to those who give their tunn munn and dhan to the Guru and completely surrender at the Sat Charans of the Guru with trust, faith, devotion and love.
How does the transition from Jap with tongue to sas occur? then from sas to mind?
As we said earlier, please focus on your Surat and recite Sat Naam inside your Surat. You don’t need to focus on rasna and saas. These are mechanical processes, most people try to recite Naam with their rasna, and some preach focusing on saas, but the Simran happens only from Surat, so focus on your mind or surat only to begin with. Simran is Gurparsaad, so it is te infinite divine power that is present within yourself that makes it happen. The Gurparsaad is blessed when you surrender completely at the Sat Charans of your Guru. Complete surrender means giving tunn munn and dhan at the Charan Shatan of the Guru. There are a lot of Gurparsaadi writings on the website www.satnaam.info which will help you and motivate you to dedicate yourself to the Naam, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.
QUESTION: I appologise for asking very silly questions.
We appreciate your asking these questions, we will do whatever needs to be done to help you unite with Naam, Naam Simran, Naam KI Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. So please feel free to ask anything that you need to have clarification or help on. You are a blessed soul and are destined to do Bandgi in this Janam, so please focus on Sat Naam Simran, dedicate yourself to Sat Naam Simran, go in to long sessions of Sat Naam Simran.
I’ve noticed a lot of people ask for blessing of Gurprasadi Naam. What can i do to achieve your blessings for Gurprasadi Naam, is there any room for a meek like me to achieve such blessing from yourself?
The key to the Dargah is to be at the Charan Sharan of the Guru with a complete surrender. When you do so Sat Naam will automatically go in to your mind, Hirda and Rom Rom. So please surrender yourself at the Sat Charans of your Guru and reap the rewards of doing so.
Very grateful for your swift reply. So when we actually jap with the tongue we are to concentrate on the sound of satnaam in your mind?
When i jap silently in my mind i seem to feel my heartbeat and it interupts my concentration on satnaam how can i change that? This is why i was asking about jap out loud so maybe this could break this trait. Could you please advice me? since i have no understanding, knowledge of meditation or my karma ji.
Please keep your rasna silent and focus on this beat you are hearing in your mind – focus on the center of your forehead and hear this beat this vibration is the sat naam inside you, don’t ignore it, it is the gurparsaadi blessing. When you focus on this and keep reciting sat naam with it then you will go in to complete silence – sunn samaadhi.
God bless you. You are doing great. Keep it up and focused on sat naam.
If i do not feel sleepy i stay awake so that i can meditate and then my dad says i’m wasting electricity and that night’s are for sleeping. I do not feel like working so i stay at home wait till parent’s leave so i can try and sit in meditation. When i look for a job, no one is hiring me or something goes wrong.
You mentioned to breath silently through the mouth? do i keep my mouth open constantly ji? I find my mouth fills with saliva which i end up swallowing ji.
Sitting in Meditation i feel very blissful and elated. An undescribable feeling. You are right i do feel at times as though my surrendering process is being hindered by my ego.
Please accept my appologies and forgive me for any falsehood or mistakes in this email.
Breath normally means breathng through nose only. Keep your rmouth closed. Rasna in silence. You are right just focus on Satnaam Simran at this time and job will come to you at the right time, but don’t stop applying for the job. You don’t need to keep the lights on at night time during your meditation sessions. You can meditate in darkness as well.
Namaste Harjit ji,
To answer your question about how I am chanting, I am chanting silently while moving my lips and tongue, as this has been the directive of my Guru for some time now. This is the stage that I am ready for according to my Guru. Can you please briefly explain to me again what method of chanting/meditation on the NAAM brings the greatest effects? I was a bit uncertain about what you wrote. Can you please tell me how one meditates or chants NAAM that will bring it into the heart chakra? I was hoping you could just clarify that point for me. Thank-you for all your kindness and wisdom. I will always bow at your lotus feet. You have blessed me so much and you are a great servant of God. You are doing great work and you are very inspiring. PEACE.
REPLY FROM HARJIT:
SatNaam Kurt Ji,
Dandauth Bandhna ji,
its not really in our control to do naam simran in our hirdha (heart chakra), if we try to force it, then we fail because it is ego that is trying to make it happen. Then that is like banging your head on a closed door, leading to frustration at why the door opens for others but not for us. Which then can lead to giving up even trying. But even in that experience of trying to do simran in the heart there is DUKH (pain) which is a lesson from the Master (SatNaam). And what is that lesson? As Guru Nanak Dev ji writes in JapJi -"No power to speak, no power to stay silent. No power to ask , no power to give. No power to live, no power to die. No power to rule which causes problems in the mind. No power to contemplate divine wisdom. The One who has the Power in His hand, is doing and watching everything. Nanak says: no one is low or high."
Guru Nanak Dev ji is telling our ego that it has no power to do anything at all.
So we are all reaping what we have sown, we are surrounded by people and problems/gifts as per our past deeds. There is no use of our ego complaining or wishing for things to be different.
But there is hope, there is one way to breakthrough and that is for our ego to become a beggar at God’s door. To go with pressed palms and to do our prayer for the depths of our heart. To say to our Divine Guru (as all our prayers go through him to God), that "My Dear Satguru, other than you I have no-one. I am a foolish idiot who has come to your sanctuary. Grant me your Grace and unite me with God." – Guru Arjun Dev ji (meray satguraa ma tujh bin avar na koee. hum moorakh mugadh sarnaagati, kar kirpa milay har soee."
It is by becomnig a beggar 24hrs a day, and doing ardas like this, constant humble prayers at the Guru’s feet within your heart, that one day He showers His mercy and moves tha Naam around our psychic centres (chakras) as and when we are ready. It is our heartfelt humbleness and love that moves God to bless us.
There is a beautiful ardas by Dassan Dass ji that is given further up in this article. We dont have to just do that before doing simran, we can do it all day long. Try it and see what happens .
Dust of your feet