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Does Gurbani say anything about yoga ?

asked 2019-07-31 14:24:13 -0600

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updated 2019-07-31 16:21:58 -0600

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Does Gurbani say anything about doing Yoga or Kriya for meditation.

And if does what is real yoga, all I see is Hindu people putting threads in their mouth and taking it out of their nose or puking and all that weird stuff , breathing like an asthma patient etc.

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answered 2019-07-31 16:22:03 -0600

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Gurbani speaks of the "Way of Yoga" and the practice of Raj Yoga:

"Perfect is the peace; perfect is the contentment. Perfect is the penance; perfect is the Raja Yoga, the Yoga of meditation and success. On the Lord’s Path, sinners are purified." (ANG 188)

"I came to the Guru, to learn the Way of Yoga. The True Guru has revealed it to me through the Word of the Shabd." (ANG 208)

"Those who live a spiritual lifestyle — they alone are true. What can the false know about the secrets of liberation? Those who contemplate the Way are Yogis. They conquer the five thieves, and enshrine the True Lord in the heart. || Pause || Those who enshrine the True Lord deep within, realize the value of the Way of Yoga. || 2 || The sun and the moon are one and the same for them, as are household and wilderness. Their daily practice is to praise the Lord. " (ANG 223)

"Through the Guru’s Word, I practice Raja Yoga, the Yoga of meditation and success. In the Company of the Guru, all the people of the world are saved." (ANG 239)

"The breath is drawn in through the left nostril; it is held in the central channel of the Sushmanaa, and exhaled through the right nostril, repeating the Lord’s Name sixteen times. I am powerless; my power has been broken. My unstable mind has been stabliized, and my unadorned soul has been adorned. I drink in the Ambrosial Nectar." (ANG 1106)

ਜਿਨਹੁ ਬਾਤ ਨਿਸçਲ ਧ੍ਰੂਅ ਜਾਨੀ ਤੇਈ ਜੀਵ ਕਾਲ ਤੇ ਬਚਾ ॥ ਤਿਨ੍‍ ਤਰਿਓ ਸਮੁਦ੍ਰੁ ਰੁਦ੍ਰੁ ਖਿਨ ਇਕ ਮਹਿ ਜਲਹਰ ਬਿੰਬ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਜਗੁ ਰਚਾ ॥ ਕੁੰਡਲਨੀ ਸੁਰਝੀ ਸਤਸੰਗਤਿ ਪਰਮਾਨੰਦ ਗੁਰੂ ਮੁਖਿ ਮਚਾ ॥ ਸਿਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਭ ਊਪਰਿ ਮਨ ਬਚ ਕ੍ਰੰਮ ਸੇਵੀਐ ਸਚਾ ॥5॥

"Those who realize the Eternal, Unchanging Word of God, like Lord Dhroo, are immune to death. They cross over the terrifying world-ocean in an instant; the Lord created the world like a bubble on the water. The Kundalini rises in the Sat Sangat and infinite joy is radiant on the Guru’s face. The Supreme Guru is the Lord and Master over all; so serve the True Guru, in thought, word and deed. (Swayas in Praise of the Fourth Guru, ANG 1402)

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