YOGA

When unconscious became conscious this is Samadhi

November 28th, 2012 is Guru Nanak Jayanti November 28, 2012


Premonition of Guru Nanak Birth

In the Hindu epic the Rig Veda In Mandala 7, Ush 5, Mantra 5 of Guru Nanak and the clan he belongs to is recorded “For the preaching of religious ways and the earning of good karma, there will manifest Guru Nanak from the clan of the Veithees” In the Bhavekhath Purana “Baavekhath” means “future foretelling”. There are also places where the advent of Guru Nanak is directly alluded to.
“In the Kali Yuga when goodness in the world is deteriorating there will appear a Prophet from the Beithi clan named Nanak who from birth will be endowed with extra-ordinary spiritual power. He will preach on the nobility of life and the eradication of the sinful ways”
“The Guru of the prophets, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv ji is God almighty himself. This very Creator will manifest

itself as a human, in the form of one whose name will be Nanak”
Also recorded is the following detailed assertiveness about Nanak and the type of mission and work he shall perform. It appears to emanate from the Godhead itself.
“The Kali Yuga shall dawn on Earth with radical manisfestation of destruction of Karma and Dharma to such an extent that every situation shall be colored by sinful activities. At that distressful moment, the Creator shall send down a spiritual luminary in the form of Nanak from the Khatria clan.
He will spread the message of Naam, the Holy life Force, by introducing the primacy of meditation and thus washing clean the sinful ways by the waters of love.”
In the Vishnnu Purana there is recorded an dialogue between Vishnu and the Rishi Umbreek. Vishnu is said to have informed Umbreek that he will once again take birth in the Kali Yuga. The Rishi then enquired when about will that be and what will be your name then? Vishnu replied that this will happen when the Kali Yuga has proceeded for 4500 years and that I will take birth in the Shatri Sooraj Bansi clan, when I will be named, Nanak “Sri NANAK will once again appear in the world in a variety of incarnations; this is for sure, this is for sure, this is for sure.”
It was during the time when the world was plunged into the dark world of ignorance, feudal tyranny and oppression, religious and cultural strife, that Siri Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, took his birth. Celestial music resounded in heaven. Almighty host of gods, thus, hailed his birth, God has come to save the trouble peace of the people of all communities. He came to preach brotherhood and humanitarianism irrespective of caste, creed, colour nor economic status. He brought vision of a common humanity to a society which had become a place of violence and strife. He had faith in humanity. For him, love of God implied love for his creation. Service of humanity indicates one’s love for God.

The Ten Priomordial Master – Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak

SAHAJ AND SIKHISM

 

SAHAJ AND SIKHISM December 27, 2008


Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak

The ultimate objective of the preaching of Sikhism, is to achieve a
Sahaj state of mind.
A state which is in complete balance, is natural and spontaneous. A
state in which the divine wish and our deeds are in complete harmony
with each other.

A unique feature of Sikhism, is the obeisance and worship by Sikhs,
of the holy scripture GURU GRANTH SAHEB’ as the LIVING GURU. Guru
Granth of Sikhs , is composed in ragas and is in the form of poetry,
and consists of the utterances of the six sikh Gurus along with the
recitations of realized saints like Kabir, Namdev, Ravidas etc.

On Sahaj Nanak says,`SAHAJE KO SAB KO LOCHDA,JETA SAGAL SANSAR’
Meaning: The whole world is desirous of attaining the state of sahaj.

He writes further, ‘VIN SAHAJE SAB ANDH HAI, MAYA MOH GUBAR’
Meaning: Without Sahaj ,we are all immersed in the blind veil of Maya
(Mammon).

According to Nanak,the whole world consists of three types of people.
Firstly, those who are Tamo Gunis , those who want to acquire
material wealth and worldly pleasures, by hook or by crook, Secondly
Rajo Gunis ,those who are more circumspect, and worry about the right
means and methods of acheiving their goals.Thirdly, the Sato Gunis,
those who try to follow the path of dharma in their lives. Beyond
these three gunas or states of Maya ,is the Sahaj state, in which one
is beyond these three gunas or becomes Guna teet.

The way to reach such a state in Sikhism is through,

(1) ‘Seva’ – the selfless service to mankind.

( 2.) Through’Bhakti’ i.e. through  kirtan /dwelling upon his virtues.

(3) By Simran i.e.by meditating  upon his name and repeating the guru mantra of

“VAHEGURU”, taken from  the letters of four yugas (eras) Va for Vasdev, Ha for hari , Ga for
gobind and Ra from Ram
.Thus when we utter `VAHEGURU’, the Kundalini
Shakti, gets awakened. It reaches the Sahastradhar for realized souls
but doesn’t reach there in case of non realized ones.
Nanak says of such a person, who has achieved sahaj state,

SAHAJE GRIH MEIN SAHAJ UDASI, SAHJE DUBIDHA MAN KI NASI.
JA KE SAHAJ MAN BHAYA ANAND, TA KAO BHETIYA PARMANAND..

SAHJE AMRIT PEO NAAM, SAHJE KENO JEE KO DAAN.
SAHAJ KATHA MEIN ATAM RASIYA, TA KE SANG ABINASI BASIYA.

SAHJE ASAN ASTHIR BHAIYA, SAHJE ANHAT SABAD VAJAIYA.
SAHJE RUN JHUN KAR SUHAIYA, JAKE GHAR PARBRAHAM SAMAIYA.

SAHJE JA KO PARIYO KARMA, SAHJE GUR BHETIYO SUCH DHARMA
JA KE SAHAJ BHAIYA SO JANE , NANAK DAS TA KE QURBANE.

Such persons perform all their actions in a sahaj way. They laugh and
live in sahaj, eat and drink in a sahaj and natural manner, in a
sahaj manner they give alms, do good deeds ,in sahaj they meditate,
in sahaj they remember him, in sahaj they drink the nectar of love ,
in sahaj their true religion is awakened.
In sahaj they become
thoughtless, in sahaj they become one with the divine.In sahaj they
listen to the anhat naad.

Nanak says, such is this exalted state of sahaj , that he isv even
willing to sacrifice his own life for such a person.
Guru Gobind singh, the tenth guru of the Sikhs, who baptized them
with amrit and gave them a separate identity with five K-
signs,namely Kara (the iron bangle), Kanga (the comb), Kes the
hair), Kacha (the long underwear)and Kirpan ( the sword). He created
a unique individual who was a saint and soldier at the same time, a
combination of Bhakti and Shakti.

It seems Guru Gobind Singh , was a worshipper of the Bhagwati , as is
evident from his writings.
On completion of the writing of the holy granth saheb , he wrote in
thanks,

`KRIPA KARI HUM PAR JAG MATA, GRANTH KARA PURAN SUBH RATA’
Meaning: The Divine Mother of this universe showered her blessings on
me ,therefore I was able to complete this granth.

In his auto biography he writes,
“HEM KUNT PARBAT HAI JAHAN, SAPT SRING SOBHAT HAI TAHAN
VAHA HUM ANIK TAPASYA SADHI, MAHAKAL KALKA AARADHI”
Meaning: In my previous life, I did lot of penance at Hemkunt
Mountain, and worshipped the supreme lord and the Adi Shakti or the
primordial mother(KALKA)
. Aaradhi means worshipping a female deity.

He composed ARDAS, the prayer of Sikhs.This prayer is recited by all
Sikhs in a standing manner , after performing any religious ceremony,
and is part and parcel of Sikh’s everyday ritual.
He writes,’ EK ONKAR SATGURU PRASAD, SHREE BHAGAUTI JI SAHAI’
Meaning: Remember the one creator, who is realized with the grace of
true guru , and then seek the assistance and blessings of Bhagwati.
In second line he writes,

“VAR SHRI BHAGAUTI JI KI PATSHAI DASVI”
The verse of shree Bhagwati and the ten true gurus.

In the third line he writes, “PRITHAM BHAGAUTI SIMAR KE GURU NANAK LAI DHIAYE”
First and foremost , remember the Bhagwati and then Nanak and the
other gurus thereafter.

So he kept Bhagwati mother over and above
Nanak and the other Sikh Gurus. Such seemed to be his regard for the
Bhagwati.Thus all Sikhs, unknowingly or knowingly worship and seek
the blessings of Bhagwati everyday.

Sikhism preaches the realization of union with divine in a sahaj
manner, and can aptly be described as Sahajayoga.

In everyday life, which is in the fast track mode these days, it is
extremely important to attain the sahaj, natural and spontaneous
state of mind, to lead a peaceful, happy and joyous life.

 

 
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