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Prayer/Ardaas

asked 2015-01-09 14:15:11 -0500

Bhagat Singh gravatar image

Wha Guru!

In one of Guruka Singh Khalsa Ji's Sikhnet videos he says that no God will listen to your prayers...please explain. I think if your will is good and your prayer is true, God will answer it, and God listens to everything whether done respectfully or in haste.

Also, When we do an Ardaas, must we do the following text (or the minified version of it?):

Having first remembered the One God, think of Guru Nanak, then of Angad Guru and Amar Das and Ram Das; may they help us! Remember Arjan, Hargobind and holy Har Rai. Think of the blessed Harkrishan, whose sight dispels all sorrows. Remember Teg Bahadur, and the nine treasures shall run to our homes. May they all assist us everywhere. May the Tenth King, Guru Gobind Singh, the protector of the faith, assist us everywhere. Blessed, blessed, O Khalsa Ji, is the Guru Granth Sahib, the Light of all. With the light of the Guru in your heart, call on God! Wahe Guru! The Five Beloved Ones, the four sons of the Tenth Master, the Forty Liberated Ones, and all the other righteous, steadfast and long-suffering souls who stood their ground in the face of tyranny and unrightousness: think of their deeds and call on God! Wahe Guru! All those men and women who, keeping the Name in their hearts, rose in the amrit vela to remember and merge with the One; who shared their earnings with others; who defended those who could not defend themselves; who stood fast through all the tests of time and space; who saw others' faults but overlooked them and served them anyway; think of their deeds, O Khalsa Ji and call on God! Wahe Guru! Those who allowed themselves to be cut up limb by limb, who had their scalps scraped off, who were broken on the wheel, who were sawn in half or flayed alive, but who never gave up their faith and never betrayed their own soul, but remained steadfast till their last breath, think of their sweet resignation, O Khalsa Ji and call on God! Wahe Guru! Meditate on all the places blessed by the touch of the Gurus' feet. O Khalsa Ji, call on God! Wahe Guru! Now let the whole Khalsa offer our prayer together. Let the whole Khalsa remember the Naam. As we think of Him, may we feel completely blessed. Wahe Guru! Wahe Guru! Wahe Guru! May God's protection and grace extend to all the bodies of the Khalsa, wherever we may be. May the Lord's glory be fulfilled and His will prevail. May all our homes and endevours be blessed with success. May the sword of God assist us. May the Khalsa always triumph. May our Sangats, flags and Gurdwaras abide for ever and ever, May the kingdom of justice prevail. May we be blessed with the sight of the Holy Harimandir Sahib and the sip and dip of it's holy pool of Nectar. May ... (more)

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answered 2015-01-09 16:39:36 -0500

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What I was speaking about is that God is not an entity up in the sky who listens to prayers like Santa Claus receiving christmas wish lists, and then deciding who is god and who is bad. As you say, prayer comes from the heart it is the projection of your own radiance with the understanding that the Infinite is within you, not outside you.

Here's a quote from Siri Singh Sahib Yogiji:

"You mostly come to the Gurdwara so that Guru will give you peace of mind, or you will make a lot of money. Or you will have better cars, better women, all those things. That is the purpose of prayer for man. Man has totally not understood the purpose of prayer. The actual purpose of prayer is to tie to the Infinite power. Once you get to the Infinite power, you don't need all these hanky-pankies. These things then look very small. People look very small. "Ay janta ke vas kush nain". These people have nothing. You can only say this when you know that the Highest One, the Biggest One, the Total One is with you and within you. Otherwise, you are not you to begin with, because you are off-base, you are off-purpose. Your purpose is to merge with the One."

So, to sum up, prayer is not a petition; it is a projection.

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answered 2015-01-10 13:16:02 -0500

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*Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh *

I agree with you if your will is good and you mean it from the heart, Waheguru will accept your prayer.

Sorry for sending another video, the person explains some stuff in english, can't do justice myself about what he's saying on the video.

Bhai Sukha Singh Ji - Ardaas and the Panth

*Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh *

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