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asked 2014-01-10 05:56:47 -0500

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updated 2014-01-10 06:44:39 -0500

Hello everyone, my name is Dana I am taking a world religions IB course at my school. We have to choose a religion to study more closely and create a question that will help us understand it more deeply.Obviously I chose Sikhism! My IA question is How can meditation bring one closer to Waheguru? It would help me very much if I could get some well thought out reply's. If it helps I will put some starting questions below to help focus the answer. I would be interested in hearing the answers to those questions but you don't have to answer all of them unless you want to:) Thank you all so much!

  1. what is meditation to you?
  2. Can you describe the experience of it?
  3. How often do you meditate?
  4. what do you think happened to Guru Nanak when he disappeared for 3 days?
  5. Do you always meditate the same way?
  6. Is it ok to meditate with others? Does that change the experience?
  7. Is meditation the same whether you are in the Gurdwara or not?
  8. how do you see Guru Wahe influencing your life?
  9. How does meditation bring you closer to God?

Thanks again!!

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answered 2014-01-10 09:32:22 -0500

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WaheGuru ji ka Khalsa WaheGuru ji ke Fateh..hai!

Q. what is meditation to you & Can you describe the experience of it? a: Meditation of Naam; is the method to conquer our Maan(Mind). By taking Amrit from Five GurSikhs in Gurudwara with Rehat. Five GurSikhs gives us Gurmantre i.e,. WaheGuru. The Creator Lord God has created this world; we live in is called Maya. Our Mind is filled with this five thieves also called as evil. The group of five evils comprises Kam (lust), Krodh (rage), Lobh (greed), Moh (attachment) and Ahankar (ego) in Punjabi; translated into English these words mean lust/addiction, wrath/rage/anger, materialistic greed, attachment/worldly infatuation and ego/pride. It is the primary aim of the practising Sikh to subdue these five inner evils and render them useless. The actions of one's mind should be above, beyond and without interference from these five inner urges. It's a Sikh's duty to not base their life subject to these five passions of the human heart. To live a life in devotion to the Almighty Waheguru in positive Spirits (Chardikala) and in His Mercy (Hukam). To remember God in Naam Simran, engaged in community service (Sewa) and to practise the Five Virtues. By taking these positive steps, the Five Evils are overcome and rendered ineffective. By adopting this daily routine and discipline the person's actions become pure (Nirmal) and rewarding to the soul and the negativity of the person is removed. (Wikipedia: Five Thieves notes)

Panj vikar separate us from Lord God, by reciting of Waheguru, Waheguru, Waheguru; and not thinking about this panj vikar in Mind by concentrating and Listening to Naam only, we connect us with WaheGuru. This is the true meaning of WaheGuru.

Yoga is for Body only, Naam is for Mind. Yoga only makes you healthy and does nothing more but only by meditating Naam, you meet with Lord God.

Q. How often do you meditate & Do you always meditate the same way? a. GurSikh must Meditate recite Gurmantre & Nitneem Banis between 3 a.m to 6 a.m daily. Nitneem means Daily Payers.

Q. what do you think happened to Guru Nanak when he disappeared for 3 days? a. Something wonderful which is unspeakable; Guru Nanak dev ji reached Saach-Khand (Heaven). Their Guru Nanak Dev ji sung Hymns Mool Mantar - 1 Oangkaar Satnaam; first stanza of Guru Granth Sahib, Aarti - gagan mein thaal. Also, First Stanza from Rehras Sahib - so dar tera keha;

When Guru Nanak Dev ji had finished, a voice was heard: "O Nanak, to him upon whom My look of kindness resteth, be thou merciful, as I too shall be merciful. My name is "Parmeshwar" (God), the primal Brahm, and you are "Parmeshwar Guru" (Divine Guru).

i.e,. Guru Nanak Dev Ji is neither God nor Human-Being. He is universal Divine Guru.

After coming out of the river, For a long time, he said nothing. Finally, when he did speak, he said, "There is ... (more)

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