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what is taap

asked 2014-05-12 02:59:05 -0500

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waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ke fateh The gurbani has mentioned "TAAP" in various places. What exactly does it refer to? I know the obvious meaning is fever but does it have any other significant explanation ?

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answered 2014-05-14 22:47:45 -0500

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updated 2014-05-15 02:41:04 -0500

It refers to the fever of ego/haumai

Taap = fever

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answered 2014-05-15 11:24:34 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

Actually, the Guru's meaning refers to the body's inner heat. Not a fever, but heat naturally produced within the body. "Jap Tap Sanjam houmai maar: Jap, Tap and Sanjam come by subduing the ego" (Ang 1343) Jap we all know: chanting of God's Name. Tap means inner heat. When one opens the tenth gate (dasam duar) and energy flows freely in the body a heat is felt in the spine. That inner heat is a real heat. That is tap, the heat produced by spiritual discipline. Sanjam is that discipline, self-containment and regular practice of sadhana.

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