BABA JI’s NITNEM
Baba ji himself doesn’t even know how to read Gurmukhi – isn’t it amazing he can’t read Gurmukhi and he is a param padvi (supremem soul) – because he took the gyan (wisdom) – prabh ka simran sabh te uncha – and did simran, listened to the gurbani and took all the priceless jewels from gurbani and brought them into his karni (deeds). And that is what he tells us to do, Guru nanak has said – padh padh gadda laddye – (reading and reading one just loads his cart with books – asa di vaar). There is no use just reading gurbani IF WE don’t collect the gyan ke moti (pealrs of wisdom) and do what Baba ji has done. This is another dubidha (illusion) most sangat is in . Reading gurbani and kirtan is for gyan – otherwise it is just pleasure for the ears (kani ras) only. Naam is the atam-ras (spiritual bliss) and that is what you need for reaching the sach khand.
STRUGGLING DURING SIMRAN
We remember when we started early morning simran. First day it was 30 minutes next day 45 minutes and so on took couple weeks to go to longer hours, so you are doing good keep it up. God has brought you to this level he will definately help true servants to come up to him.
Seva you are doing is great keep it up, but do dandaut bandhna (prostrate lying on belly) when you go to Gurudwara and also dust the shoes and put the dust on your forehead. If there is langar do the cleaning of dishes. And while doing seva keep on reciting “sat naam waheguru” inside you at all the times.
We will ask Baba ji (and we will pray too) to help you in your efforts, it might be too much in the beginning for you to sit for early and long hours, so you can start later and then slowly when you start getting the energy and more anand you will go to longer hours, ardaas helps a lot, so keep on praying – apni seva aap le (Dear God, You Yourself please come and do this seva) – humre kiye kichu naa hoi kare karawe aphi aap (if I do it then it doesn’t work out, You Yourself are the Doer Lord), and the ardaas we wrote yesterday. Just keep on reciting satnaam inside you all the time. One thing more you don’t need to sit cross legged, you can sit in sukh-assan (any comfortable position) on a chair or sofa so that your body feels comfortable, and sometimes you might feel like you have gone to sleep, but actually you don’t go to sleep, you will go in deep meditation, and even if you go to sleep it doesn’t matter, after a nap again pray ardaas and start again, as we have said these kinds of problems can be very easily over come by ardaas.
Also you can call Baba ji any day (or email me firstname.lastname@example.org) , don’t feel hesitant to call him (or email me), we fill you up with spirituality when you talk/email us, tell us your difficulties and we will remove them.
FINALLY FEEL THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY DOING AKAAL PURAKH’S SIMRAN…..IT IS A PHYSICAL FEELING AS WELL AS A SPIRITUAL ONE.
Eventually sat naam will go into every bit of your body, keep it up and up, do the ardaas suggested above, that is the real ardaas. Laughing and tears during simran is all great don’t supress these actions – rang hasse rang vich rowe chup bhi kar jawe – this laugh and tears are very innocent ones – this show the preet with guru and akal purakh – tears are vairaag – they clean you up from inside, so that is a very good sign you are moving fast on the naam marg – when you get such feelings and your body starts to feel internal vibrations like tickling as you said that is anhad jhunkaar – this happens when amrit comes to you – and causes these kinds of actions.
Akal purakh is very kind on you, he is waking you up and you have done a great start so keep it up, don’t look back just keep on capturing the current moment – sat karam – seva simran and parupkaar, and you will make it. Just stay away from distractions
A GUJRATI FRIEND HAS BEEN GOING TO HARE KRISHNA TEMPLE, RADHASOAMI SAT SANG, MOSQUE, MOTIVATIONAL COURSES AND EVEN SIKH MEDITATION CLASSES – HE IS LOOKING IN ALL DIRECTIONS. HIS PROBLEM IS THAT HE HAS A GIRLFRIEND WHO HE HAS A PHYSICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH, BUT SHE WONT COMMIT. BUT HE CANNOT LET GO OF HER, HE HAS BECOME A SLAVE TO HER WHIMS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE IN HIS SITUATION. TELLING HIM ABOUT MAYA HAS MADE NO DIFFERENCE.
Looking in all directions is not going to help him at all he needs to concentrate on one thing only – as far as we know radha soami might be a good place to go but some of the people we know have been going to radha soami satsang for 22 years and no gains, only a puran sant can help you, if you are looking for help, or the person who has done more kamai (spiritual labouring) than you can probably be of some help. For the time being, this gyan about Maya will not go into him, and he might be in true love with her, but if the girl is not committed to him then she might not have a true love for him, it is a difficult situation to handle – so if he can concentrate on naam there is a possibility that later on he might understand your words grom gurbani. If kaam is his problem then that can be eliminated by concentrating on simran.
(NOTE : We helped him by talking to him trough his hard time. In the end he went and did a positive thinking course in London, on which he spent thousands of pounds and many months. At the end of it he stopped feeling sorry for himself, stopped complaining and crying, and accepted responsibilty. I told him that this was what I had been explainging to him for free! He replied, “I didn’t get it until the course people drille dit into me and shook me out of my old belief system.” He approached his girlfriend with a new attitude and now they are happily married. He has also got naam from the radhasoami guru as that was one of his girldfirends family’s concerns. Last time I saw him I asked him how his simran was going , but his mind was totally absorbed into yet more maya …making money ..no time for simran. My conclusion was that if your mind is crying for maya, then telling you about naam is a waste. And even getting naam from your Guru whether Radhosoami, Sikh, Hindu etc makes no difference because you have no value for it it. Its like washing a dirty elephant, only to watch it go and roll in the mud again. )
BABA JI IS ALWAYS WITH YOU
Baba ji is always with you at all the times, one of his suksham dehi (astral body) will always be with you.
You are under the chattar (umbrella) of Baba ji, which covers all 14 lok parlok (all realms), so you don’t have to worry about anything, everything is in hukam, things will improve by themselves, just keep your sincere efforts in place. Whenever you feel your mind is deviating say dhan guru five times and say – dhan dhan paar braham parmeshwar five times and also say munn tu jyot saroop hai apna mool pehchaan – and your mind will come back on track.
We will very strongly encourage you to talk to him as many times as you want or feel, he is very accessible, and will give you termendous spiritual energy every time you talk to him.
Absolute truth it is bhagti is – khande di dhaar te chalna – chaal nirali bhagtan keri bikham marag chalna – jo tudh prem khelan ka chao ser dhar tali gali mori aawo – the life of such people they move on the sant marg is full of challenges – look at guru sahibaan’s lives – tatti tavi te bethna, sees katwana, kul varni, lambian udaasian guru nanak patshah ji dian and so on – and those who do a puran bhagti and follow the puran hukam and will serve the truth – sach vartana – will be accepted by the dargah as sada suhagan.