Meditation - Naam Simran Questions
Purpose of Simran (Meditation)
Sunn Smadhee (Deepest Meditation) and Sleep
How to do meditation (difference between chanting and simran)
Waking up at Amrit Vela for people with busy lifestyles
ANSWER: The best thing to do is to pray to God and God-Guru to bless you with the Gur Parsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Puran Bandgi and Seva, basically you have to beg for these divine gifts, become a beggar and do ardaas suggested at www.Satnaam.info website and start praying because it is not possible to make these things happen by yourself. We are also a family a person with a full time job and when we started focusing on Naam Simran in the early hours of the morning then we used to get filled with so much spiritiual energy that we never felt tired on job and absolutely no yanning or any signs of tiredness while at work and so will happen to you folks, when you start concentrating on Satnaam simran then you will be filled in with so much of spiritual energy, eternal bliss and happiness that you will feel no physical or mental stress at all. Satnaam is as powerful as Shri Paar Braham Pita Parmesar Ji so where is the question of feeling any signs of physical or mental stress. So, please focus on satnaam simran and you will do great and you should do so with faith, believe, trust, devotion and love and there will be no obstacle in your way. Innocent heart is the biggest winner, so please keep on enhancing these divine qualities of love and devotion, commitment and belief, faith and trust and you will do great.
Difference between “Satnaam” and “Waheguru”
ANSWER: Shabad “Waheguru” is the mahima of the satgurus of Satyug, Treta yug, Dwaper yug and now Kal yug, Sat is the naam as described in the mool manter by dhan dhan guru sahib guru nanak patshah ji, which is aad sach jugaad sach, hai bhi sach and nanak hosi bhi sach – which has been so from the begining that means that all the braham gyanis before guru nanak patshah ji’s coming also knew about it, it was never a secret to any of those satgurus or puran brahm gyanis. So Sat is the naam, Sat is the guru, Ikoankaar is Sat and this Sat is his naam and the one who is Sat is karta purakh, nirbhao, nirvair, akal murat, ajunie and saibhung and this is gurprasad.
Doing Meditation with the tongue of the soul
ANSWER: Earling morning dawn hours (starting from 12am onwards to 6am) is perferably the best time to do meditation because at this time, your concentration is better due to the fact that you just woke up refreshed from your night’s sleep and the enviornment is peaceful and no one to disturb you. However, for a person who has reached the spiritual heights and has been blessed with GurParsaad of rom rom (every cell) naam simran then for such a person every moment is Amrit Vela – sleeping, awake, eating, walking, talking or whatsoever he may be doing and this is the meaning of Sada sada – forever, non stop, continous – this is the true meaning of Akhand Kirtan where every bit of your physical body recites Satnaam on a continous basis, when the Anhad Shabad is being heard in the Dassam Duaar on a continous basis, when all your divine doors have been open and amrit is flowing from inside out of the body, the body becomes a source of Amrit for others when Sat Sarovars are activated and become one with Nirgun Saroop Mansarovar and this is all God’s grace and gift that can make these things happen. At this stage, this becomes the Nitnem.
ANSWER: There is no particular posture for meditation, when the naam goes into the Sat Sarovars (Seven Lakes of spiritual energy) inside your body and are activated then you will go into Samadhi postures automatically. When the Kundalini awakens and rises then you will go into Samadhi postures automatically.
ANSWER: Concentrating on Naam Simran will bring your blood pressure to normal and when it stabilities then you may be able to stop the medication altogether. Several years ago, before we started our Bandgi then we used to have high blood puressure too but after we started concentrating on Satnaam Simran then the blood pressure dropped down to normal limits. Not only that with Naam Simran and collection of Naam Ki Kamai all your mental ailments – lust, anger, greed, attachment, ego and desires will also get cured. Naam Simran will make you win over all these chronic mental sicknesses as well. When these mental sicknesses go deeper then they bring depression and eventually this depression changes to physical ailments, so Satnaam is the prescription for all these ailments. When you get a control over these mental sicknesses then it is needless to say that you will have a good deep sleep – the real sleep.
Visions of Saints, SatGurus, Bhagats in Meditation
ANSWER: Having visions of God Shiva is good, this is a good sign, this is very normal to have darshans of Gods and Goddesses while moving on this path to eternity, it is nothing to be scared about. They come in to see who is dedicated to the Gur Parsaad and doing Bandgi in this age of darkness – Kal Yug. All you have to do is that just keep on reciting satnaam. Please also keep in mind that whenever you see any Sants, Brahm Gyanis, Gurus and Bhagats then please do Dandauth (Prostration Greetings) to them and kiss their feet.
Seeing Divine Light
ANSWER: This light is divine light so she should do Namaskar to this divine light, this divine light represents God himself and this divine light wants to come into her heart and enlighten her – enlighten all her chakras – Sat Sarovars, There is nothing to be afraid off, This is the divine super power, divine grace, God’s gift, she is very fortunate to be seeing and experiencing this divine light.
Simran (Meditation) and Seva (Selfless Service)
ANSWER: Prabh Kaa Simran Sabh Tey Ooncha – Simran is the highest of all, but at the same time along with doing Simran, Seva also helps a good deal. So doing simran and seva as well is really good.
Power in Naam Simran (Meditation)
Saas Giraas Naam Simran
Frustration At Lack of Spiritual Progress
ANSWER: As you know every one's Bandgi is unique, everyone's destiny is unique, and so is yours, so the best way to follow is to earn the words of the Guru. Desiring for spiritual experiences is not something that you should target when you are doing Simran. Comparing with others is also not a good thing to be in your thoughts. Your Ardas should be to become the Charan Dhool of the entire creation.
Never mind or think if you don't get any spiritual experiences, it doesn't really matter, the biggest and the most important spiritual experience is to be in peace. Visions and those kinds of experiences are just to teach you some things in a different way, the ultimate is the peace – complete peace. So never mind or even think of any such thing that you are reaching nowhere, every time you say Satnaam you do go higher, there is no doubt about it, but without desiring for anything. Becoming desireless is the key to success, not even desiring to have Darshans of Akal Purakh, when you merge in peace and achieve complete peace God is forced to appear by itself.
So fighting with the situation around you doesn't help, it basically means going against Hukam. Not fighting with the situation is staying in Hukam, and staying in Hukam means no disturbances, and staying in peace. Therefore, complaining should be eliminated. Family things will continue its course, but when you stop fighting with the circumstances then the family things will automatically calm down.
Bhagti is very simple – complete surrender – earning the words of the Guru, and that is what exactly we did. Whether you can do the same is up to God and His Grace so please continue to pray for it. But one thing is sure is that you don't need to worry or even think about Jivan Mukti and if you continue to stay focused on Satnaam – especially when you see that the mind is going out of peace. You are bound to make it one day in this life, this is our divine promise to you.
Too lazy to do simran
ANSWER: First, of all we are not a Satguru by any means, we are just the Charan Dhool of the entire creation. This is all the GurKirpa and GurParsaad of the Infinite Divine Power that does everything and makes everything happen - the one KartaPurakh. It is Akal Purakh’s Hukam and not our Hukam, we don’t give Hukam to anybody. There are some people who call us a Satguru out of their divine love and humility but we have never accepted this title and we have never told anybody to call us like that.
Secondly, achieving the GurParsaad is a divine blessing of the highest order that you can receive, and not saving this divine blessing and doing what you need to do to save this divine blessing is not a good thing at all. Asking for forgiveness is a good excuse people make, but that will not elevate you spiritually. Complete surrender to the Gur and Guru is the key to success – giving Tunn, Munn and Dhann to the Guru will bring you the GurParsaad of Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva.
God bless you with the Gurparsaad. Please continue to read the GurParsaadi writings on the website. We suggest you read the Sukhmani Katha in this book as it will help you a great deal.
Feeling drowsy when meditating
ANSWER (from Pritam Anand Ji): If you are doing meditation and can not sit more than 20 mins fine. Practice makes man perfect. Slow and steady wins the race. Just stay positive and don't bring this phrase in your mind, “I am getting tired.” Just request the Gur and Guru to keep His lotus feet in your heart and mind and to keep you as a beggar of his house 24 hours no matter what. Do this and it will happen one day. He will keep you with His lotus feet more than 20 mins. On this path stay positive and do Satnaam. Gur and Guru will help you to keep continue on this path.