Originally Posted by aad0002
Please don't think I am being sarcastic when I say what I am about to say. Longitude and latitude as well as time zones change a lot of the common wisdom that circulates about amrit vela. Guru Nanak lived closer to the equator -- where days and nights are equally long for the better part of the year. I have always tried to figure out what the adjustment would be for someone in Norway where there is the Midnight Sun which lasts for weeks. There is no darkness and the sun does not really "rise" because it never completely "sets."
Therein lies the sticky wicket about amrit vela. The idea does not adapt well to real astronomical conditions. Given that -- does it really matter to Waheguru when we recite morning Banis? Waheguru (please for give me Akaal for this) is the Great Energy that designed a world in which days and nights are radically unequal depending on where one is. Sso how could the exact timing of amrit vela be a major consideration.
See what I mean? Nor do I think Guru Nanak was a fuss-budget about most things, including this matter of amrit vela.
I am sorry if I am not able to express myself properly. First let us define what is Amrit according to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and then you, Pk70 and Lalihayer show me according to Gurmat which is not Amritvela? For example, when we do Rehraas or listen to Shabad Kirtan or do Shabad vichar, is that not Amrit vela? if not, pls tell me why not.
There is a thread on this site in which Amarpal ji & I discussed this in details long time ago. Please look for it and I would request you to re post it. All the interpretators including the scholars who partipicate in here daily misinterpret what Guru Nanak said.
According Amarpal ji, and myself, anytime we have Shabad vichaar it is Amrit Vela.
Amrit Vela= The time for Amrit and what is Amrit... ? Amrit naam nidhaan hai, mil piyvoh Bhai.....
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