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Is this ritualistic ?

asked 2015-06-03 11:17:00 -0500

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

My parents brought Jal(water) from the sarovars from the Gurdawara Bangla Sahib, they mix it with water and top it up when it nearly runs out. I used to drink it everyday, but I stopped wondering if this is ritualistic.

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answered 2015-06-03 11:53:53 -0500

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Water has the property of absorbing and holding vibrations. (click the link to learn more about this.)

Is bathing in the tank (sarovar) at Harimander Sahib ritualistic? That water absorbs the vibration of Gurbani all the time, every day. We pray for a sip and a dip in our ardaas.

The water at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is from the same spring Guru Harkrishan Sahib sprung open to heal thousands. The power of his prayer is in that water.

So... who can say if the water has powers or not. We understand so little of the world in which we live. The Guru says that pilgrimages are useless without Naam within you. He does not say 'don't drink the water.'

Bottom line... enjoy the water. Enjoy the blessings. We don't put our faith in water. We put our faith in the Guru and we bathe in the Naam. But you already knew that ;-)

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answered 2015-07-08 00:08:19 -0500

GRai gravatar image

I feel this to be a ritual as I do not know of anything in Gurbani supporting this practice. As it is possible that I would have missed something while exploring & Gurbani support something like this I would really like to know. If this is something all about trust, faith, belief in Guru, Gurbani, God, then do we really need to attach this trust to any kind of ritual? I don't think so

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