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Meaning of life

asked 2015-01-07 15:35:33 -0500

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I've recently been thinking about life and stuff and really started to realise that I have a long way to go with regards to working of all my bad karams and sins and mistakes and I'm really intimidated by it. I'm not saying that there is a special formula for being released of the cycle of lives but I know that I don't want to have to come back into another life or 8.4 million of them for that matter. My question is, where do I even start? I'm not Amritdhari nor do I read, write or speak Gurmukhi or Punjabi so how does someone like me even begin to start wiping out my karma and start a path towards Guru/ WaheGuru. I think I saw somewhere that we're suppose to follow our Guru and surrender ourselves to our Guru in order to be shown the way, how does that work? How do I surrender to GuruJi? I find it difficult to connect with God and would also like some tips for that as well? Also I've seen somewhere that everything only works with Gurprasad and Guru's grace, does that mean we just wait for that to happen? Is it bad to chase after it? I know this is like a big ask but life seems really bland right now and I feel just lost and concerned that I'm not doing anything to figure out where to go from here, any GurSikhs who can lend an informed opinion, I would really appreciate it!

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answered 2015-01-09 10:40:46 -0500

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Fateh

The thing you mentioned about Gurprasad, the Guru has blessed with the realisation that you need to merge back in with Waheguru, Its your turn to make a step towards the Guru. For example Waheguru blesses us with food, but the food ain't magically going to go into us we need to put it in our mouth with are hands.

Don't worry about your past Karma worry about the future.

You don't have to be Amrti Dari or read/speak Gurmuki, nor am I. First get started on the path and Guru Sahib Ji will show you the path. Guru Ji will bless you with these when the time is right.

I would suggest you start doing Naam simran, if you find this hard just plug in your headphones and join in with the videos/audios on YouTube. Start to learn the Mool Mantar and Japji Sahib first. Heres a link for the english Katha., watching the videos about Mool Mantar you will learn a lot.

Heres a video on how to connect to Waheguru: Gurbani is direct Conversation with God

Heres a Playlist of the basics of Sikhi

Learn how great the Gurus are and the Gursiks , these so much online content to help
E.g. This playlist

Checks out these channels on Youtube to get you started most of them have English along with Panjabi

Sikh 2 inspire YouTube Sound Cloud

Basics of Sikhi

Sikh Nets videos on Youtube

Bhai Sukha Singh Ji

Nirvair Khalsa Jatha has really good Simran videos

Hope this helps you on the path, and may Guru Sahib bless you.

Please forgive me if i said anything wrong or offensive.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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answered 2015-01-09 10:28:40 -0500

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Surrendering comes from the deepest longing of your heart. It is the longing to belong. The process of letting go of the ego and belonging to your Guru comes to some by reaching "rock bottom" in their life. It is that moment when you realize that you are not in control of anything that the heart opens and floods with love and gratitude.

Have you watched this video, "What is the Meaning of Life?"

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