Some questions & answers as a seeker regarding spirituality

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Re: Some questions & answers as a seeker regarding spiritual

Postby carlos » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:29 pm

A rare conversation between Guru Nanak sahib & Today's Sikh ( human ) . Read it loud to family,
it's one of the best message I have come across...

1. Sikh ( human ):- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.

Guru Nanak sahib :- Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.

2. Sikh ( human ) :- Why has life become complicated now?

Guru Nanak sahib :- Stop a life... It makes it complicated. Just live it.

3. Sikh ( human ) :- Why are we then constantly unhappy?

Guru Nanak sahib :- Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.

4. Sikh ( human ) :- Why do good people always suffer?

Guru Nanak sahib :- Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.
With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.

5. Sikh ( human ) :- You mean to say such experience is useful?

Guru Nanak sahib :- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. It gives the test first and the lessons later.

6. Sikh ( human ) :- Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…

Guru Nanak sahib :- If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.

7. Sikh ( human ) :- Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?*

Guru Nanak sahib :- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.

8. Sikh ( human ) :- In tough times, how do you stay motivated?

Guru Nanak sahib :- Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

9. Sikh ( human ) :- What surprises you about people?

Guru Nanak sahib :- When they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me?"

10. Sikh ( human ) :- How can I get the best out of life?

Guru Nanak sahib :- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

11.Sikh ( human ) :- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

Guru Nanak sahib :- There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.

Stay blessed and
Stay Happy Always.....!!!
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Re: Some questions & answers as a seeker regarding spiritual

Postby carlos » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:33 pm

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY(RUHANIYAT)



▪ Religion is not just one, there are hundreds.
▪ Spirituality is one.

▪ Religion is for those who sleep.
▪ Spirituality is for those who are awake.

▪ Religion is for those who need someone to tell them what to do and want to be guided.
▪ Spirituality is for those who pay attention to their inner voice.

▪ Religion has a set of dogmatic rules.
▪ Spirituality invites us to reason about everything, to question everything.

▪ Religion threatens and frightens.
▪ Spirituality gives inner peace.

▪ Religion speaks of sin and guilt.
▪ Spirituality says, "learn from error".

▪ Religion represses everything and in some cases it is false.
▪ Spirituality transcends everything, it brings you closer to your truth!

▪ Religion speaks of a God; It is not God.
▪ Spirituality is everything and, therefore, it is in God.

▪ Religion invents.
▪Spirituality finds.

▪ Religion does not tolerate any question.
▪Spirituality questions everything.

▪ Religion is human, it is an organization with men's rules.
▪ Spirituality is Divine, without human rules.

▪ Religion is the cause of divisions.
▪Spirituality unites.

▪ Religion is looking for you to believe.
▪ Spirituality you have to look for it to believe.

▪ Religion follows the precepts of a sacred book.
▪ Spirituality seeks the sacred in all books.

▪ Religion feeds on fear.
▪ Spirituality feeds on trust and faith.

▪ Religion lives in thought.
▪ Spirituality lives in Consciousness.

▪ Religion deals with doing.
▪ Spirituality has to do with the Self.

▪ Religion feeds the ego.
▪ Spirituality drives to transcend.

▪ Religion makes us renounce the world to follow a God.
▪ Spirituality makes us live in God, without renouncing us.

▪ Religion is a cult.
▪ Spirituality is meditation.

▪ Religion fills us with dreams of glory in paradise.
▪ Spirituality makes us live the glory and paradise here and now.

▪ Religion lives in the past and in the future.
▪ Spirituality lives in the present.

▪ Religion creates cloisters in our memory.
▪ Spirituality liberates our Consciousness.

▪ Religion makes us believe in eternal life.
▪ Spirituality makes us aware of Eternal Life.

▪ Religion promises life after death.
▪ Spirituality is to find God within during life and death.

-We are not human beings who go through a spiritual experience.-
-We are spiritual beings that we go through a human experience.-

* Keeping all the above points in mind, it can be very well said that: Sikhee´s purpose is to make us conscious spiritually wise.



Sat Sree Akal.
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Re: Some questions & answers as a seeker regarding spiritual

Postby carlos » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:44 pm

Disciple: Guru Jee, why does God has to appear on earth as human being and for what purpose?

Teacher: dear disciple, you have indeed asked a very good question. We must bear in mind that, that supreme Truth known as Satnam or Waheguru, is a highest level of Consciousness, which is same in nature as our surtees or souls, and which can exist by itself without any support from any need of perishable mind and the 5 tattwas.

Anything made of mind and 5 tattwas can never ever be the ultimate Highest Truth, for as Bani says, that Truth is Saibhang, means self supportive and existence, meanwhile, anything made of the 5 tattwas has a begining and ending in time in space, thus can be destroyed by air, water, fire, earth and ether.

So anything worshipped which is made from the 5 tattwas can never ever be the supreme Truth, unless it has the spark of that Jot, that Truth, that spirit in it, which is responsible for the life in that particular form or body maybe it for a limited span of time.

Gurbani says: sabh meh Jot Jot hae soee, whch means that highest Truth is Jot/Light, and a spark, a ray of that Light is contained in all beings. Ultimately, it is this Light which is the difference between in all sentient/consciouss beings and insentient or unconsciouss beings.

That Supreme Truth came at our human level to awaken us from our deep rooted ignorance, and enlighten us with their Light of wisdom, their love, their mercy, so that we stop with our manmat futile outer practices and do something of following their Hukum, as seen throughout Gurbani.

Their coming, is for the only purpose of revealing us the mysteries of that primal and ultimate Truth also known as Nam or Shabad, so that we can relate ourselves with IT, and attach ourselves to IT, and get pulled by IT from the mayavee creation and reach our True Home of Sach Khand for once and ever.

Also, that human form of Guru Sahiban, of Bhagat Jan, of Gurumkhs, has the Jot of Waheguru in them, thus while having the physical body, they have also the indescriptable Light and Power, which also is that True Guru which guides and takes back home, namely Sach Khand.

Though, Guru Sahiban were the swaroop of WAHEGURU, They, never ever told anybody to worship them, for at human level they atr limited to an extent, after all how many bodies of their so many disciples can they take upon themselves to take them across? Hardly more than one, that too for some minutes only.

That too, when all bodes are perishable and can never ever go beyond this gross plane. In Gurbani, we are told that, those blessed jeev atmas, are the ones who lovingly devote themselves to the practice of Nam japna, and they are predestined to meet that Gurmukh who makes them understand the need of merging themslves into that only One Eternal and Highest Truth of Nam.

That is why, Gurbani says:
Prabh ka Simran, garb na baseh = whosoever does His Simran, is not ever born again
Prabh ka Simran, man kee mael jaae = he who does His Simran, washes away the dirt of his/sins from his/her mind.
Jin Har japeeya, se Har hoeeya= He who does the Simran of that Supreme Lord, becomes one with Him.

That Supreme Being Waheguru, comes also as Guru sahiban, or Gurmukh Jan, in order to get hold of our soul within and pull us out from the perishable creation, not otherwise.
That is why the Bani says: Guru bah pakar kad kadeeya = The Guru got hold of my arm, and pulled me out of the perishable creation.
This is an important point to reflect upon, for many of us, strongly believe that our true reality is the body, when the truth is we are surtees, souls, spirits, and it this our spirit which that Supreme Power of Nam within us, can take crores upon crores of souls in a decimal of a second if that is His Hukum.

That is why the bani says: mat koee bharam bhoolay sansar, bin Satgur koee na utraas paar = do not remain in any delusion that without the true Guru,you will ever get salvation of crossing across the mahabhvsagar of the perisahble creation.

Guru Sahiban also tells us in the Bani: eko Nam hukum hae Nanak, Satgur dheeea bujhae jeeo = O Nanak, the True Guru has made me understand, that only Nam(devotion) is to be followed and practiced.

Guru Sahiban know, that Nam is the only existing Truth, and all else is perishable and untruth or false, which decay and dissappear in time and space, that is why they say: Ekas bin sabh dandh hae= Aaprt from that one Nam, everything else is "koor", is false, is temporary.

So, if we devote ourselves to that Truth as described in and instructed in Gurbani, we shall reach our True Home of Sach Khand, and if we engage in any other practices leaving Nam, we are for sure strongly tied and remain as prisoners in this mayavee perishable creation.

Each tuk, each verse in the Bani, is nothing but, the indescribable mahima of Nam.

Yet we manmukhs, induced by the negative influence of Kal Yug, we do everyting which is opposite to the teachings of our utterly dear and beloved Guru Sahiban.


We do all sort of outer parctices, such as pilgrimages, bathes at so called sacred palces, worship symblos, items or things made of the 5 tattwas, give importance to gods, godesses, devis, devtay, incarnations,
do lakhs of jaaps and so on ..... then too we proudly call ourselves sikhs ...

Shame on us, for if Guru Sahiban were here now, they would have terribly felt shame on us, for distorting their teachings so proudly in the wrong direction.

Guru Sahiban´s purpose is to awaken us from our deep ignorance by teaching us and revealing us the Higher truths of Nam, yet, when they went away, nobody tries to understand the Truth and messages in the Bani, but only repeat it like parrots.

What value is, of reading and repeating the Bani hundred of thousands of times if we do not do as told to do in IT be it once even?

If all that time wasted in valueless things as done per manmat, we had even done a tenth of that time and tried to attach ourselves with that Supreme Truth of Nam within us, for sure we had secured a place for ourselves in Sach Khand.

Guru cleary told us: eko Nam hukum hae Nanak Satgur deeya bujhaae jeeo.

Guru Sahiban clearly says, there is only one hukum for ye all mankind, and that is to repeat His sacred Name.

Yet what do we foolish humans do?

We do everything else, but do not repeat His Name.

We shoud not see and do or follow what others do, but rather, what Guru Jee tells us to do in the BANI, and that is to repat His Name within us, and reveal the Jot of Waheguru within us, so that we can become one with Him. For when our time of departure comes from this world, Guru Sahiban will ask us if we did as what we were told to do as per in the Bani. With what shameless face will we tell them: no Guru Jee we did nothin as per your instructions, but we wasted our precious time and did all that we saw others do, that too, tens of thousands of times....

Just as we are a ray of that Light, and just as He is sole source of all Light, so naturally it is the light which can blend and become one with that One Light.

No physical perishable body can ever merge and become one with that One Light.

When we repeat His Name, we unfold or make pargat the Shabad and Jot of Nam within us, then only can we become one with Him.

In Anand Sahib, we read and hear countless times: Nam jiskay man vaseeya, vajeh Shabad ganere. = Whosoever repeats His Name within his/her mind, unfolds and hears the sound of the mighty Nam/Shabad within.

Nam only, is the everlasting and Highest Truth as per teachings of our beloved Guru Sahiban and Gurmukhs or Bhagat Jan.

Sat Sree Akal.
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Re: Some questions & answers as a seeker regarding spiritual

Postby carlos » Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:19 pm

Disciple: dear Guru Jee, is there any hukum we should follow implicitly above all other things at all times?

Teacher: yes my dear child, do only as the Bani clearly tells us:
IKO NAAM HUKUM HAE NANAK SATGUR DHEEA BUJHAAE DHEEO

Hold to Nam only, by repeating IT and meditationg on IT, and then only can you ever reach SATNAM, the true eternal LORD. Otherwise, you will continue to be prisoner in the wheel of 84.

Do this jugtee faithfully , and forget all other manmat practices which you see people doing normally as devotion to god.

This bhakti is what the Guru Sahiban and highest Bhagat Jan tell us to do in the Bani, all other practices, repetitions, pilgrimages, bathings and so on , all are man made moorakhta which keeps us away from Waheguru.

Gurmat is simple and frees us if only applied as seen above in the hukum of Guru Jee, manmukhta is complicated and binds us in the 4 walls of agyanta, thus away from Waheguru.
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Re: Some questions & answers as a seeker regarding spiritual

Postby carlos » Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:19 pm

Disciple: dear Guru Jee, is there any hukum we should follow implicitly above all other things at all times?

Teacher: yes my dear child, do only as the Bani clearly tells us:
IKO NAAM HUKUM HAE NANAK SATGUR DHEEA BUJHAAE DHEEO

Hold to Nam only, by repeating IT and meditationg on IT, and then only can you ever reach SATNAM, the true eternal LORD. Otherwise, you will continue to be prisoner in the wheel of 84.

Do this jugtee faithfully , and forget all other manmat practices which you see people doing normally as devotion to god.

This bhakti is what the Guru Sahiban and highest Bhagat Jan tell us to do in the Bani, all other practices, repetitions, pilgrimages, bathings and so on , all are man made moorakhta which keeps us away from Waheguru.

Gurmat is simple and frees us if only applied as seen above in the hukum of Guru Jee, manmukhta is complicated and binds us in the 4 walls of agyanta, thus away from Waheguru.
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