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reading bani vs listening to bani

asked 2013-02-19 17:00:03 -0600

BuddaDalFauji gravatar image

is it alright for one to listen to their nitnem instead of reading it. when ever i'm busy and its time for nitnem i always to the bani on an mp3 player. but i've been told that that one should only read their nitnem banis to maintain the puratan maryada. what is your opinion. can one listen to their nitnem via mp3, television, other source or strictly read it?

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answered 2013-02-20 15:14:29 -0600

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar image

brother one can mearly listen to bani but ! one does not get the same effect as vibrating upon it with ones own breath. god has given us only but a few breaths for life and they should be spent on gods praise, the shabad should be recited from ones own mouth if not how could one truelly reep the benifits from it. lastly the shabad is eternal and we are not when we go the shabad will still remain on this earth we must have every chance to look upon our guru shanad!

another thing one who doesnt follow the hukham of the guru cant call them selves a sikh. i am 14 and i have figured that out the easy way and the hard way! i understand if you cant do your bani some days but the puratan maryadas say that if you cant then you must do shortend down versuions of those banisso for egsample if you cant do japji sahib you do the first panj pauria and then the famous last salok etc..... guru understood this predicament.

gur khalsa ji there is nothing like the vibration and recitation on gurbani take my advise im younger then you. oh this website is good for us nihang sikhs in training []

hope this helped brother
gurbar akal gurbar akal khalsa fateh satsri akal

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thanks brother something i needed to clarify before the amrit sanchar :)

BuddaDalFauji gravatar imageBuddaDalFauji ( 2013-02-20 19:10:54 -0600 )edit

thats alright

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar imageNihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa ( 2013-02-21 03:23:11 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-03-28 08:47:37 -0600

akalinihungsingh gravatar image

baba ji pothi sahib have great significance ....when u read gurbani from pothi sahib by this way you get darshan of shabad guru and the other thing is by reading you can concentrate more and also u will get to now how to pronounce bani...akalll

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