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What if you addicted to meditation?

asked 2014-04-20 12:20:26 -0600

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updated 2014-04-20 13:47:09 -0600

What should you do if you start to get to much addictive to meditation.. I'm starting to really suffer from it.. my behaviour and my family It's already been for some quite while.. I thought it was good to be addicted to gurbani or did i misinterprented it..? What is the cause mainly.. of it? I read because you don't have a strict amritvela.. Is that the reason or what more..? How to overcome it and handle it? Doesn't it have to be like a habit or like an addiction ..? i feel so hopeless right now.. i read that the dangers of overmeditation are very real and i'm experiencing all those symptoms of overmeditation.. I think i might behave erratic and inappropriate i think it's really starting to have a big affect onto my health , mentally physically and i don't know how to get out of the 'circle'. it's been years now.. there exists the possibility of very real dangers to emotional, mental, and physical health with over meditation.

I have problems with my self-image, i do weep much and i have pain in my neck i feel alienated from the world and i real suffer from it.. i behave strange as well. Can I still do something about it.. will my erratic behaviour go away.. i'm scared will it still have influence on me after?

What is the main cause of addiction to gurbani? How to get 'rid' of this addiction and really start to Love GOD? Is it some sort of attachment? What does this addiction mean is it an weaknes..

Like it did not know till now well i already knew or felt something was wrong with me.. I thought first like i'm doing gurbani so nothings wrong.. but when some enters my space then i really really come upset like and when i have time it doesn't matter when i would do part.. but i didn't start to feel better i start to feel worse after then..

Can you please also explain about bairaag and the state of intoxication.. Before i thought i was doing it all wrong.. but now i feel like i addicted I hope it's not some other mental desease but i'm really suffering from my neck i can't sit still i'm very soon irritated i sleep long hours and sometimes short my diet goes from up to down i have no other interest and i really feel worthless.. i can't figure out what i have anymore i feel i'm very tighert and floating and dizzy like my hands and face and all body is like tintling.. like i don't excist or something Not only me but everything seems to suffer from it i lost my job also before.. i'm totally lost it's like starting over from point one. Does this mean that uttering gurbani is useless if your addicted to it ... (more)

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answered 2014-04-21 05:49:24 -0600

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updated 2014-04-24 03:27:38 -0600

My fellow seeker my experience says that there are two door's to your Awareness Inwards and Outwards. When you meditate you are moving it inwards and getting into a state of "Being" how deep you knows but certainly there would be Peace, Bliss or Ecstasy depends on your level. Its cool to explore this dimension of life however a lot of people get stick to it because its easy and natural way to enjoyment hence compromising on their worldly duties.

You have had two choices but as you are not in a state of surrender to the GODS WILL , otherwise you would not have posted this question here, Dear everything around you is your responsibility with no exceptions, Your family, Yourself, Neighbors, City, Country and the whole Earth itself. You are responsible for all its miseries and blessings. If you turn you Blind Eye towards these whatever will happen would be result of your Ignorance.

Please understand this, All of our Guru's lived in Ecstatic state's of being but still they lived with unlimited responsibility to the situation and people around them. So, Isn't Godly to just be Doing things necessary for others selflessly. yes or no? Yes

I have below suggestions for you -You need to decide a fixed timings for your meditation and stick to it. -For the rest of the day be fully available to people around you and help them in their pursuits. -Do your job with enthusiasm. Gel up with people around, share stories, jokes and life experiences.
-Do gym or yoga to improve you muscle health. You would not go anywhere in spiritual or material aspect before a sound health. -Find hobbies which interest you could be sports, reading, writing, poetry. Pickup anything artistic whichever appeal to your personality. Be creative

Enjoy this B'full life. Cheers to you :)

(Answer to the 2nd Question by Thruth)

By two choices I meant first the path of Love to the almighty (Sikhi Way). In Love you loose yourself and only the Other Is, Suddenly you are not important anymore an unclaimed, Unspoken surrender happens and your ego silents itself for the first time. Such person enjoy being filled with divine bhav(emotions) and careless about what is happening on the outside. The seeker happily goes through life as it comes in gratitude taking it as God's Will or as in the word comes "Bhaana". This path doesn't provides surety to your spiritual growth as its God's Will not yours so he may give everything or nothing at all. But this shouldn't bother the seeker as his love is absolute and his bhaav for the almighty is all what is dear to him.

This is also called the chandra nadi or the Moon way because it provides the seeker with certain coolness in his energy system.

Second is the Surya nadi way or the shakti way, Here you take everything in your hand, you are in-charge of your life ... (more)

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answered 2014-09-18 08:41:14 -0600

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To the brother/sister who asked the first question.

I faced the same situation as you, or similar I think. Do Kirtan Kriya. Make it a commitment for 40 days and do your best. Start with 12/13 minutes and work your way up. It worked for me and by Guru Ji's kirpa, all is great :)

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answered 2014-04-21 11:18:04 -0600

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updated 2014-04-23 10:36:16 -0600

Thank you very much..! But what do you mean with two choices..?? sorry for posting this question later.. i read some where that sikhi is not a one way street but a two way path Does Love for God and God's Will fall under the same path? Does that mean if you do both then you'r listening to the Command of God, only? I have become paranoia about this many people wanted to help me but i refused as i was so busy thinking i was doing the right thing but now i do realize that it is not.

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answered 2015-09-24 05:59:12 -0600

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interesting question, actually lots of people experience it. basically we are so emotionally damaged that when we find bani, we want to devour it. However when you devour something it will not be fully digested. remember that. bani is like a lesson- the rest of the day is there to practice it and at night time you bring yourself back in by praying. It is actually great that you feel such a great connection with bani, because you will look forward to your meditation times. but remember "we should slowly chew up food and not fully devour it" also to help your addiction, when you go out in public, and talk to people focus on them 100 %, treat them like god (aka be kind) ! (you will feel good and will gain a good reputation). but when your alone and mind is going crazy (don't think about people, with every breath inhale and exhale waheguru) - and pray about this, tell god to help you through this. describe your situation to god, exactly with all the little details. and do this every single day. you are not crazy, just emotionally damaged, but you can heal and it starts from within.

and one more tip, stop being so judgmental with yourself

hope it helps

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parh parh gadee ladee-ah parh parh bharee-ah saath. You may read and read loads of books; you may read and study vast multitudes of books. parh parh bayrhee paa-ee-ai parh parh gadee-ah khaat. You may read and read boat-loads of books; you may read and read and fill pits with them. parhee-ah jaytay baras baras parhee-ah jaytay maas. You may read them year after year; you may read them as many months are there are. parhee-ai jaytee aarjaa parhee-ah jaytay saas. You may read them all your life; you may read them with every breath. naanak laykhai ik gal hor ha-umai jhakh–naa jhaakh. ||1|| O Nanak, only one thing is of any account: everything else is useless babbling and idle talk in ego. ||1||

anon gravatar imageanon ( 2015-09-24 06:14:23 -0600 )edit

basically bani tells us to actually learn and practice.

anon gravatar imageanon ( 2015-09-24 06:17:38 -0600 )edit

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