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how do i get out of my depression through only gurbani

asked 2016-07-28 17:45:10 -0500

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i have been depressed for a very ling almost 2 years it been better but i am still very sad and medicine isn't doing it so i want to get out of it only through gurbani please tell me what gurbani's to read and how much and just what to do. Thank you!

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answered 2016-07-31 02:36:27 -0500

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I am sorry to hear about your depression and that the medications have not helped (it’s probably a good idea to talk to your doctor about that). Before I talk about gurbani I just wanted to mention exercise is really helpful too so make sure to take out time to do that everyday if you aren’t already. All of the Guru Granth Sahib has great healing powers. I attended one of the Sarab Rog Ka Aukhad Naam camps in Canada this summer. It was a three-day camp and we read shabads from their “gurbani healing guide.” There were people coming up at the end of camp saying they had been healed of different types of ailments. In the guide (available free in English and Punjabi http://www.curesbygurbani.com/shabad-... Also see http://gurbanihealing.com on more information about Sarab Rog Ka Aukhad Naam). They have selected seven shabads in there with their translations which we read at camp. The idea is that reading any and all of Guru Granth Sahib Ji is healing, but those shabads particularly speak about healing and are somewhere for a person to start. I think understanding the gurbani we are reading helps us a great deal, it’s important to try to gain an understanding from it as gurbani is telling us how to live our lives. An easy place to start, easier than any and all of this is simran. I don’t know if you are currently doing simran. “Simro Simar Simar Sukh Pavo, Kal Kalesh Tin Mahi Mitavo”= “mediate, meditate, mediate in remembrance of Him, and find peace. Worry and anguish shall be dispelled from your body.” Through simran we can meet God, it helps us to be able to control the mind and stop our thoughts. The more we practice, the better we get at it. To do simran say Wahe (pulling belly button in) and Guru (pushing belly button out), keep the eyes closed so you aren’t distracted. Speak it out loud and listen to your voice. You can do simran while you do other activities during the day as well, but its important to make sit-down time where you just focus on simran and nothing else too. I know doing that may be especially difficult with the concentration difficulties that seems to develop when you have depression (I've had depression), so it might be helpful to get someone to do it with you or put on simran on youtube and speak alongside them. I For more information on simran visit mysimran.info, it also has simran audio you can listen to while you practice. I hope that helps.

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answered 2016-07-29 12:28:33 -0500

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Bhagheen Ji - In addition to reciting full Japji Sahib out loud each day, take time to do 11 extra repetitions of the first and the third pauris. You can do one in the morning and one in the evening or do both, one set of eleven of after the other.


The FIRST PAURI of Japji Sahib contains the total knowledge and ecstasy of God. The second half is an antidote to depression. It will lift you from depression, insecurity, nightmares, and loss.

sochai soch na hova-ee jay sochee lakh vaar. chupai chup na hova-ee jay laa-ay rahaa liv taar.

bhukhi-aa bhukh na utree jay bannaa puree-aa bhaar. sahas si-aanpaa lakh hohi ta ik na chalai naal.

kiv sachi-aaraa ho-ee-ai kiv koorhai tutai paal. hukam rajaa-ee chalnaa naanak likhi-aa naal.


The THIRD PAURI of Japji Sahib transforms insufficiency into sufficiency, turns depression into elevation, and transforms low self-esteem into complete self-confidence.

gaavai ko taan hovai kisai taan. gaavai ko daat jaanai neesaan.

gaavai ko gun vadi-aa-ee-aa chaar. gaavai ko vidi-aa vikham veechaar.

gaavai ko saaj karay tan khayh. gaavai ko jee-a lai fir dayh.

gaavai ko jaapai disai door. gaavai ko vaykhai haadraa hadoor.

kathnaa kathee na aavai tot. kath kath kathee kotee kot kot.

daydaa day laiday thak paahi. jugaa jugantar khaahee khaahi.

hukmee hukam chalaa-ay raahu. naanak vigsai vayparvaahu.

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answered 2018-05-11 17:19:44 -0500

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Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh I m a Sikh, and i m in a very deep depression. I dont know what to do all start after i had my son. He wasnt well when he born. There its start it and no vody notice that!! Now i left myto housband cause he no want spend time with me and our son. I m very sad, i do try to pray, but i just cant. And its getting very serius. Thanks

Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh

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Try: listening to Gurbani/kirtan if its hard to concentrate on reading; sit in Sangat the Gurdwara and attend camps if possible; spend time with others who inspire you and help you feel strong; exercise because it helps the mind; take small steps towards healing. Have you thought about counselling?

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2018-05-13 01:51:45 -0500 )edit

reading translations of Gurbani is extremely soothing to the mind as well.

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2018-05-13 01:52:45 -0500 )edit

StrongKaur is correct. Don't just be alone with your son, you need support from Sangat now. If you don't have Sangat, bring your child with you to Gurdwara and allow Guru Ji bring you the support you need from that human contact.

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2018-05-21 16:00:11 -0500 )edit

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