STAYING AWAKE AT AMRITVELA
Probably late dinner is the reason for your difficulty to keep awake, a lighter and simpler diet will definitely help you, but there are no restrictions. Also eating earlier in the evening will definetely help you. We take our dinner around 6:00 pm. But you can eat as early as you are done with your evening simran. If you are eating late for some reason then have a light diet.
Also wash your hair if you can every morning and leave them wet under your dastaar, they will dry by the time your simran concludes. Everytime we wakeup in the morning we do wash our hair and leave them like that, but we don’t have too much hair. Also we take shower every evening as well so that will also help if you are not taking evening shower. Pani – pita will make your dehi pavitter. Pani is amrit too, so we need to respect pani pita, and pawan as guru – dharti as maa – pawan guru pani pita mata dhart mahat.
Always remember humbleness – nimrata is the key to the dargah.
AKJ BREATHING TECHNIQUE
HAVE YOU READ BHAI RANDHIR SINGH JI’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, IN IT HE WENT THROUGH A STAGE WHERE HE WANTED TO KNOW WHAT NAAM WAS AND ONE MORNING HE TOOK HUKAMNAMA AND IT CAME OUT AS "….GUR WAH", THEN TO MAKE DOUBLE SURE HE SAW CHOR SAHIB MOVING BY ITSELF AND WAHEGURU WRITTEN IN SPIRITUAL LIGHT BEHIND GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI. THEN HE FOUND THE TECHNIQUE OF ‘SAAS GIRAS’ AND THERE HAS BEEN QUITE A LOT OF PRACHAR OVER HERE BY AKJ THAT UNLESS YOU HAVE HAD NAAM DHRIR BY PUNJ PYARE WITH THIS TECHNIQUE YOU HAVENT RECEIVED NAAM. IT CONFUSES ALOT OF AMRITDHAREES AND THEY GO AGAIN TO HAVE AMRIT TO GET NAAM DHRIR … I WENT ONCE AS WELL – BUT FOUND PERSONALLY MY SPIRITUALITY DROPPED AFTER THAT.
No we have not read any book by bhai sahib randhir singh ji, and we have followed guru nanak’s words as said in asa di vaar – padh padh gadda laddiye, naam is the tat vastoo and gyan from gurbani is the tat gyan and that is what Baba ji has given and we have followed. We don’t think it is proper for you to enter into any argument with akj people, let them do whatever they are doing. There are some people we know were following akj for over 40 years and actually did sangat of bhai randhir singh ji, but hardly had any spiritual achievement, and when they came to Baba ji’s sangat they just got clicked, because they were frustrated of not reaching anywhere, and you have that kind of experience too. There are some other akj people who come to the sangat and don’t like the sangat and Baba ji and restore to nindya also, so there are all kind of people around us who can easily distract you from the tat vastoo, so it will be better to stay away from any argument or contact with such sangat. This naam is gurparsaadi, and whosoever is to get it will come by himself to Baba ji. This is the highest amrit and only a puran sant who is authorized by akal purakh himself can give to the sangat. And it is all pre destined who will come in sangat, who will get naam daan, and bhagti daan and seva daan – so we should all be praying for bhagti daan and seva daan – sat naam ki seva daan – look at shri guru granth sahib ji – it is nowhere mentioned to jap waheguru – and it is nowhere said waheguru is naam – but it is clearly said that sat naam is the naam – kirtam naam kathe tere jihva sat naam tera para purbla – sat naam is akal purakh’s aad jugaadi naam, other naams are kirtam naams only – and also – jap man sat naam sada sat naam – sat naam ki amrit barkha – nanak amrit ek hai dooja nahin koi – and who can give sat naam – naam amolak rattan hai pure satgur paas – satgur sikh ko naam dhan de. Sangat just follows blindly they don’t try to understand gurbani. Waheguru is mahima of the guru and akal purakh.
You are absolutely right it confuses a lot of masses, stressing on outside descipline only will not take you anywhere, the internal descipline is the key to spirituality, we have not taken any amrit from panj pyare, and yet we have completed our spiritual journey with Baba ji’s kirpa. At the time of dassam patshah ji it was the hukam to make a fauj of singhs so he created the khande bate da amrit and panj pyare to spiritually uplift the society and prepare them to fight against crime, the current situation is lot different, and so is the hukam of akal purakh. For a beginner otherwise it is good to have khande bate da amrit because everybody is not going to get gurparsaadi naam, because dassam pita knew it so he created the panj pyare and khande bate da amrit for normal sangat. But if one gets the highest naam amrit – sat naam then he is all set. Infact the amrit is inside everybody – nanak amrit mane mahe – the puran sant just ignites that naam jyot inside you and takes you through the comlete tirath. And it all depends upon your purble janama ke ankur, like we said we have seen probably 11-12 of our previous lives doing gurbani and other dharam karams, but we had connection with Baba ji from our previous lives, so we were destined to meet him, and so must be you all, that is why there is a thirst inside you to meet him.
I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU PUT A BOOK TOGETHER ABOUT SIKH SPIRITUALITY IN ENGLISH , IT WOULD PUT A LOT OF YOUTH ON THE RIGHT TRACKS – AT THE MOMENT THEY BICKER AND ARGUE IN DARKNESS. EVEN MY FRIEND HAS GIVEN ME A RADHOSOAMI BOOK TO READ CALLED ‘THE SCIENCE OF THE SOUL’ HE FOUND IT REALLY INSPIRING. IT IS WRITTEN BY THEIR MASTER FROM 100 YEARS AGO. IT HAS CHAPTER LIKE ‘WHO IS A SAINT’ ‘WHAT IS GURMAT’ ‘WHAT IS NAM’ ‘DOWNFALL OF THE SOUL’ ETC ALL THE KIND OF THINGS YOU HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT.
Who knows what will happen tomorrow, writing these articles to give puran gyan in simple words to the sangat is a part of this effort to educate people about what is the truth. And with Baba ji’s kirpa everything happens will be for the good. Baba ji has told us that this is the beginning of next satyug.
We don’t know much about radha soami but we think that the first sant of this sect never called himself radha soami, this was changed by another person later on who was nowhere near in spirituality to the original person, and the original sant used to meditate on sat naam and he preached sat naam and gyan from gurbani. But again the highest daat is naam daan daat and you have that already so ignore eveything else and concentrate on naam simran and gyan from gurbani. At this point you can’t be of much help to others, except if some one is interested in getting naam you can get him fom baba ji, but once you complete your tirath of sach khand – which is the real tirath and complete your bhagti, then you will do this seva – aap tare auron ko tare. You can converse with people who are interested who have thirst for naam and bhagti but don’t argue, because if you argue you will loose your amrit, but if the other person is listening to you than you will gain amrit, so keep this in mind when talking to people.
We will definetely do that when the time comes, and if you have written some stuff you can send it to us. It is a great thought, again it is his hukam who is prompting you to start thinking on such seva and parupkari things, and we all have to do such things. We will continuously strive for such things. Infact we have a website coming online very soon, and that will be a good place to post such articles, so yes, please send us your write ups.
A FEW YEARS AGO I TOO WOULD PROBABLY HAVE CRITICISED NON-AMRITDHAREE
SANTS OUT OF IGNORANCE. BUT WHEN I WAS DESPARATE TO MEET SATNAAM WAHEGURU JI I WAS SHOWN THE LIGHT AROUND A LOCAL GURMUKH JI – WHO TO MY SURPRISE WORE NO KIRPAN, BUT WAS MORE SPIRITUAL THAN ANY AMRITDHAREE I HAD EVER MET.
We should not criticize anybody at all – criticism is nindya and nindya of anybody is not good – it brings hatered in the society instead of love – and nindya of sant purush is extremely dangerous – there is a live example in our sangat – there is a gentleman who had kodh (eczima) all over his body and he came in our sangat, and he had that all along his life no medicine could cure it, he couldn’t sit and basically it was a deep chronic disease all over his body, then Baba ji asked baba sukhraj jee – (who is inly a 14 yrs old and can see whatever is going on in dargah and can talk to the gurus, dharam raj and so on) to go and findout what is the reason for this gentleman’s kodh – baba sukha ji came back an answer from dargah that he did nindya of a sant 15 janams before, and so he has been suffering with diseases like this for the last 15 janams – gurbani says – sant ke nindak ko dargeh mile sajaye – sant ka nindak bigud roop hoe jaye (read ashtpadi 13 of sukhmani), so never ever ever indulge in nindya of anybody and not of a sant atall – in addition to the punishment from dargah to a nindak – akal purakh takes away nindak’s bhagti and gives it to the person who is being criticized – this a divine law – nindak hamare kapde dhoye – nindak dooba hum utery paar. Just to finish the story of this gentleman, Baba ji took his disease – charam rog on himself and cured him, he is now almost cured by a sant where all the medicines had failed, because it was hukam and punishment given by dargah to him. Another example, his daughter had hepatites and could probably live only few months, and she was cured too, my wife had a cynathroid which got cured – sarab rog ka aukhud naam – these are only sharirik rogs, naam will cure all the mansik rogs as well fast.
There is nothing wrong as we have said having amrit from panj pyare for a normal sangat and follow the gurbani. Our Baba ji’s story is similar, he had an internal hukum to jap waheguru first, then he had khande bate ka amrit also, then he had hukum for japping sat naam which eventually took him to sach khand and param padvi and then to braham khand. But his previous lives are full of spirituality, so he did it by himself, but everybody can’t do by himself.
CRITICISM OF BABA JI
Baba ji’s life is an open book anybody can read it, and mind it even Guru nanak sahib was also called demon by people and he also had to take nindya of the people. And so is the case with baba ji, there are people who are in sangat and there are people who do his nindya – for him both are equal – if anybody does his nindya – he benefits from the nindya – and if anybody goes with naam – he is benefitted that way too. So to say this nindya on internet is not hurting us and baba ji but it is definetely hurting the nindaks – the one who does nindya of a braham gyani sant looses past six lives bhagti and coming seven janam’s seva, and he has to go through each and every punishment written in ashtpadi 13 of sukhmani sahib, before he will get a chance to come back on track. You can check that out with any braham gyani.
WE HOPE THE SLANDERERS (NINDAKS) ARE NOT GETTING YOU DOWN
You are absolutely right, nindaks don’t disturb us at all, they give us a lot of Amrit, and we love our nindaks as much as much we love Him. They have made our bhagtee simpler, we can now have long sleeps that too in Smadhi. Every bhagat has to go through nindya, this is a test of your love for Him, and also for your Ahankaar. God bless all our nindaks please. As you said earlier, let us all pray for them and their families as well.
We are not afraid of nindaks, we are being protected by Kaal and by Him, He has given us 50 krod ki fauj, mukt sants and souls are with us everywhere we go all the time – Jiske Sir Uppar Tu Swami So Dukh Kaisa Pawe. Satnaam is our weapon and Chattar.
DOUBTS & CONFUSION
The person who puts doubts into our mind has God in him too. And the same God is in us too and in you as well. God sitting inside the one who puts doubts in your mind is testing how much you love Him. And God sitting in us is telling you that your love for Him is getting shaken, so what is right? Are you going to get distracted or are you going to attach yourself with sat naam and the person who is trying to tell you the truth ?
It is a big pot and lot of the seekers get lost in this big pot very quickly. It is all the play of maya, which can distract seekers very easily. If this was not true don’t you think that everybody would be a sant? Everybody says Guru is Granth so why don’t they do what it tells them to?
We are always with you, have always been with you, will remain with you forever, this relationship will never be severed again. Keep your belief and commitment intact and nobody can do anything to distract you from Gurparsadi Satnaam Parivaar of Dhan Dhan Baba Ji.
‘TERI BHAGTEE NAA SHAUDO, PAAVE LOK HASSE’.
Absolute truth – one side is akal purakh – paar braham parmeshwar – and other side is this society and world, which one will you choose ? Braham is the truth and sansaar is mithya ! So come what may never think even in your dream to leave the braham for sansarik bandhans, which are kood, stay with the truth, see the truth and serve the truth, become a puran sachyaara – all karams should be sat karams, and these will bring you 21 kulan ki data jivan mukti for coming 21 generations, the reward is limitless.
The highest ustat is Naam Simran – Prabh Ka Simran Sabh Te uncha.
WHAT IS LOVE ?
Love is akal purakh,
love is the truth
and truth is love,
love is sat naam
and that is what you have.
To reach the ultimate love you have to pass through five khands, smadhi and all that, we never asked for anything, and we have told that to everyone – mangna chit naa aye – we have never given you any desires to go to sach khand – the aim is the Akal purakh’s charan hirdey vich vassan – and that is what sat naam will do, it has done to us and any more and it will do to you too and that is the ultimate love – ek drisht – ek maun – ek chit love sargun saroop as much as much nirgun saroop.
The creation is Akal Purakh’s sargun saroop – so in order to merge into his sargun saroop the height of your love for him will be determined in the dargah by how much is your love for all his creations – sargun saroop –
nirgun sargun nirankaar sun smadhi aap
aapan kia nanka ape hi fir jaap
– so that is the stage one reaches when there is no difference between his nirgun and sargun saroop. So – manda kise naa bolye – we should not criticize anybody – there is no place for criticism in the life of a puran sachyara. Always learn to love each and every individual, who knows in what vesh akal purakh is going to encounter you.
DEATH OF A SAINT
Jamna marna hukam hai bhane awe jaye – asa di var.
It is real good that you were fortunate to have a sangat wih such a good soul like Bhai Rama Singh ji, but remember – he has not died, enlightened souls never die, they become mukt and reside in sach khand.
As you mentioned when he was in a coma a few years earlier and his soul left his body, he was given the amrit by some Singhs in the next world. That was the naam amrit – ek pyala amrit and that constituted him in the karam khand. As he had to complete his bhagti to move into sach khand he was sent back to his body by the Singhs in heaven.
And now his bhagti was complete and his breaths were complete so he had finished his assignment on the earth so he had to leave. But there is no reason to be sad about his leaving the world. It was the hukam and being sad and mourning such an hukam will be against the hukam, and we know you are not yet at that stage not to feel the sorrow, but you have to learn it to feel no difference in sorrow and happiness – dukh vich sukh manai – we have to learn to obey the hukam of akal purakh, there should be no excitement when something good happens, and so when something real bad – bad in the sense of worldly meaning – happens.
There is no difference in gold and dirt – pain and pleasures – for an enlightened person and you have to reach that stage – so whenever anything happens that shakes your life just say – hukme ander sabh ko bahar hukam naa koi – tera bhana mitha lage – jive jiv hukam tive tiv kaar – jive jive hukam tive tiv howna – jo tudh bhawe sai bhali kaar.
The best thing will be to follow his gyan and what he did in his life and what he told you to do as you mentioned about wiping the shoes of the sangat – it is the best seva – so do shoe seva with your open beard – that will take you to the earth – your humbleness is the key to the dargah – to the sach khand, and that is what Bhai Sahib Rama Singh jee did to go back to sach khand.