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Afraid of praying

asked 2012-09-03 08:28:45 -0500

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Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fathe ,

I know this will sound really weird but I need to talk to someone about this who knows about Gurbani and Guruji. I am always scared. Let me define my feelings :

For example i can't sleep alone, when I am alone at home i cant sleep. Im scared of ghosts or i dont know of what.. I told this my Nanniji and Mom, they told me to pray.. HERE STARTS THE PROBLEM.. everytime i try to pray i have such an strong feeling of fear inside me and i feel like someone is watching me..and i cant continue to pray and i always stop it..

Please help me, i dont want to be scared all the time..did i watch to many horrorfilms or did my friends told me too many stories about ghosts and evils..

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It is not fear, it is true. Your Guru is watching you. Convert your Bhau (Fear) to Bhou (Respect).

kanwaljit.singh gravatar imagekanwaljit.singh ( 2012-09-03 22:23:25 -0500 )edit

. Convert your Bhau (Fear) to Bhou (Respect). HOW?

jas15283 gravatar imagejas15283 ( 2012-11-22 04:48:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-11-19 15:55:29 -0500

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar image

!!!HAVE NO FEAR FOR WAHEGURU IS THERE!!! oh i have seen the devil himself there is only one thing that will save you oh helplesss soul say the protection mantra once it is extremley powerfull here it is: satnam waheguru! satnam waheguru ! satnam waheguru! chant gods name so powerfully and lowdly it shall scare and kill all demonds WAHEGURU WAHEGURU WAHEGURU WAHEGURU

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answered 2012-11-21 15:37:05 -0500

Prabh Kaur gravatar image

Ghosts hmmmmm...if you start believing in stuff like this, you will start to feel the fear. Occupy your brain with sports, paath, kirtan. Go for a run, have a bath then pray. Babji is with you, only he is watching you no-one else so don't be scared. Every time you are scared chant 'Waheguru Satnaam'. Before you go to sleep, do Kirtan Sohila' da paath.

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answered 2013-09-09 06:03:10 -0500

ujwala gravatar image

Before going to sleep, do the bani - kirtan sohila.. it forms a protective shield around you and the guru himself guards you at that time but remember there is a warning. Don't do this bani after 12 midnight or at any time of the day.It is meant to be done only before you sleep.

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answered 2013-09-17 16:58:38 -0500

Lo K. B. gravatar image

Sat Nam,

This video will help you understand your question a little bit better. It probably answers your entire question!

I used to feel the same way, for years. What helped me was laying out my fears on the table, and going through them. I know you wanted a Gurbani answer, but part of the process and understanding comes from facing your fears and your whirlwind of thoughts. Meditate each day, in broad daylight. Understand darkness, too. Embrace it. Know that nothing can harm you UNLESS you let it. Guru ji lives inside of you. How can anything hurt you if you TRUST that connection? You are stuck in your fear, not because you are actually afraid of all of those things, but because you have identified with your fear so much you are ENTRENCHED in it! Knowing that, you can slowly get yourself out of it, through meditation on the Naam, and reaffirming your reality.

I'd say, don't listen to too many people's recommendations. Trust yourself and your Guru and reaffirm your reality. Look at your life as a whole. Am I eating right? Am I drinking enough water? (which was my problem), too much sugar? etc. If ghost stories, horror movies and other things create irrational fear, try to limit how much you consume UNTIL you have mastered your fear. I had the same problem myself and now I can enjoy them with ease. It will take time, but you will be stronger and more evolved when you realize that these fears are all in your head.

Also, as a note, Guru is watching you, and you may "feel" that you are being watched, but understand what a wonderful thing that is! Imagine an army of angels around you with swords drawn, daring any "thing" to look your way! You are being PROTECTED and GUIDED, not stared at like prey. Look into the mirror and say "My Guru is so close to me, and is letting me know I am not weak, small or defenseless. I am brave, and He knows it!"

God bless you with this gift of fearlessness!

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