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Advice for discouragement when doing simran

asked 2016-08-13 04:41:46 -0500

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I've been trying to attempt to do more simran. I spent a few weeks visiting extended family and we spent most of our time on spiritual matters, attending gurdwara, doing kirtan and simran, etc. It felt really great. Then i came home and i was still on vacation so i tried to do my best to continue which was all good until i started to work again and things fell apart. Now my work has taken over, and i try to tell myself simran is important, but my mind keeps winning out. it tells me that these other things are more important, urgent, need to get done when that's simply not true. each day is getting worse and worse. i'm stressed out, extremely anxious, and i can't seem to get my mind to focus. i got very ill from my stress before and i'm getting sick again, mentally and physically. I can tell myself God is taking care of everything, but really my faith is wavering and i am constantly worried, the less i do simran the worse it is getting. When i do simran i seem to remember and trust that God is here with me and the day goes by easier. Does anyone have any tips, any encouragement, for me to try to continue to do simran and paath?

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answered 2016-08-13 16:54:47 -0500

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updated 2016-08-13 16:57:12 -0500

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

My mental condition is probably the same as yours I know I should be doing Simran but for some reason, I don't and you feel detached from Waheguru/Guru Ji.

We have to remember that doing Waheguru Simran is not easy.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji says in Rehras Sahib

Aasaa, First Mehl: Chanting it, I live; forgetting it, I die. It is so difficult to chant the True Name. If someone feels hunger for the True Name, that hunger shall consume his pain. ||1|| How can I forget Him, O my mother? True is the Master, True is His Name. ||1||Pause|| Trying to describe even an iota of the Greatness of the True Name, people have grown weary, but they have not been able to evaluate it. Even if everyone were to gather together and speak of Him, He would not become any greater or any lesser. ||2|| That Lord does not die; there is no reason to mourn. He continues to give, and His Provisions never run short. This Virtue is His alone; there is no other like Him. There has never been, and there never will be. ||3|| As Great as You Yourself are, O Lord, so Great are Your Gifts. The One who created the day also created the night. Those who forget their Lord and Master are vile and despicable. O Nanak, without the Name, they are wretched outcasts. ||4||3||

I guess what you could do is slowly build up you Simran maybe do 10 minutes in the night before you sleep or when you wake up in the morning.

Go on YouTube/Soundcloud and search Waheguru Simran and carry on with them might help you as well.

Also, check this post out

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Sat Sri Akaal

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thanks, its nice to know i'm not alone. i like your idea of building up 10 min at a time. my concentration is quite poor in general so i'll just try my best.

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2016-08-13 19:03:08 -0500 )edit

After I was feeling mentally drained and down I took a Hukamanam and it helped me out and I think it's relevant to how you've been feeling. Download the file for the English Katha

gn gravatar imagegn ( 2016-08-14 19:15:46 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-17 10:19:48 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

updated 2016-08-17 17:41:50 -0500

Life is a question of priorities. You must create a daily habit. Starting with a short time and building up is a good idea. What you are doing is gently coaxing in a new habit pattern. Making an abrupt change won't work because your mind will create a "course correction" which will nullify your effort. The important thing is to be slow and steady... create the habit over time. You are rewiring your brain, it happens over time. A day here and a day there doesn't do it.

Here's a lovely Simran playlist for you:

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Thank you!

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2016-08-17 14:04:06 -0500 )edit

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