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Gurmat Giaan

Mar 11, 2007
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HOW TO TRANSCEND THE FIVE ELEMENTS AND REACH MOHLEDHAAR
(THE ROOT)?


OUR BODY IS MADE OF FIVE ELEMENTS(WATER,AIR,FIRE,EARTH AND
EATHER/AKAASH).GURU ARJAN DEV JI IN SUKHMANI SAHIB VERY ELABORATELY
DESCRIBES THE TECHNIQUE TO TRANSCEND THE FIVE ELEMENTS.
1. AIR ELEMENT: GURUJI TELL US HOW TO CONCENTRATE THE MIND AND
TRANSCEND THIS ELEMENT.THE ATMOSPHERIC AIR SOMETIMES FLOWS GENTLE AND
IS AT OTHER TIMES FAST AND STORMY. THE PAON TAT (THE AIR ELEMENT)
WITHIN THE BODY BEHAVES THE SAME WAY.ITS FLOW RISES AND EBBS. THE
UNSTEADY BEHAVIOR OF AIR DISTURBS OUR MENTAL EQUILIBRIUM. WE NEED
GURU SHABAD TO STEADY AND FOCUS OUR MIND IN THE VORTEX OF WIND WITHIN.

JIO MANDIR KO THAAMAI THAMAN
TIO GUR KAA SHABAD MANAH ASTHAMAN (PAGE 282)

2. WATER ELEMENT: AS A BOAT IS NEEDED TO CROSS A RIVER; SO, IS THE
GURUSHABAD NEEDED TO FERRY MIND ACROSS THE WATER ELEMENT WITHIN THIS
BODY.GURBANI SAYS.

JIO PAAKHAAN NAAV CHARH TARAI
PRAANEE GUR CHARAN LAGAT NISTARAI (PAGE 282)

3. FIRE ELEMENT: TO PROTECT OURSELVES FROM THE ATMOSPHERIC HEAT, WE
SEEK SHELTER IN THE SHADE. WE DO HAVE THE ELEMENT OF FIRE WITHIN THE
BODY. GURU SHABAD PROVIDES SHADY SHELTER TO OUR MIND AND PROTECTS IT
FROM THE HEAT OF THE FIRE WITHIN.

JAH MAHAA BHA-I-AAN TAPTA BAHU GHAAM
TAH HAR KE NAAM KEE TUM OOPER CHHAAM ( PAGE 264)

WHERE THERE IS AWESOME AND TERRIBLE HEAT AND BLAZING SUNSHINE,
THERE ,THE NAME OF LORD WILL GIVE YOU SHADE.

DHARTI TAT ( EARTH ELEMENT):AS WE NEED LIGHT TO GO THROUGH DARKNESS;
SO WE NEED LIGHT OF GURU SHABAD TO SEE OUR WAY THROUGH THE DARKNESS
OF THIS EARTH ELEMENTS WITHIN.

JEH PAINDAI MAHAA ANDH GUBAARA
HAR KA NAAM SANG UJEEAARAA (PAGE 264)

SKY ELEMENTS: SPACE IS INFINITE AND DISTANCES VERY LONG.EMBARKING
UPON A LONG JOURNEY WE NEED FOOD AND WATER FOR SURVIVAL.TO COMPLETE
THIS LONG JOURNEY WITHIN THE INNER SPACE,WE NEED GURU GIVEN FOOD OF
GURU SHABAD.

JIH MAARAG KE GANE JAAHE NA KOSAA
HAR KA NAAM OOHAA SANG TOSSA (PAGE 264)

BHAI GURDASSJI HAS ALSO WITTEN ON THE SUBJECT OF OVERCOMING THE
INFLUENCE OF THE FIVE ELEMENTS.

PAWAN PANI BAISANTRO DHARAT AAKASH ULANGH PAIYANA.

TO CROSS THESE ELEMENTS, GURU MANTRA `' WAHE GURU''SHOULD BE CHANTED
AS DETAILED BELOW:

CHANT THE `WA'SOUND OF GURU MANTRA WITH COMPLETE FOCUS ON TONGUE
WHILE ATTENTIVELY LISTENING TO THE SOUND `WA'. CHANT `HE' SHABAD WITH
FOCUSED AWARENESS AT THE HEART CENTER AND LISTEN ATTENTIVELY TO THE
SOUND `HE'. CHANT `GU' PART OF GURSHABAD WITH MIND FOCUSED AT NAVAL
CENTER LISTENING WITH COMPLETE ATTENTION TO THE SOUND `GU'.
CHANT `RU' PART OF GURSHABAD WITH MIND FOCUSED AT DHARAN `ROOT
CENTER' WHILE ATTENTIVELY LISTENING TO THE SOUND `RU'..
START THE CHANT `WA' AFTER BREATHING IN AND FINISH CHANTING `RU' IN
THE SAME BREATH,THEN EXHALE AND START THE NEW CYCLE .LOUDLY CHANT AND
LISTEN TO THE SOUND OF GURMANTRA FOR TEN TO FIFTEEN MINUTES.
GRADUALLY, TONE DOWN THE CHANT AND GO SILENT AND JUST MENTALLY REPEAT
THE GURMANTRA. LISTEN TO THE SOUND OF GURMANTRA EXCLUDING ALL
EXTERNAL SOUNDS AND VOICES.WHEN WE BECOME ADEPT IN THIS METHOD, ONLY
THEN SHOULD WE MOVE ON THE NEXT METHOD.
NOTE : THIS TECHNIQUE HELPS STOP ALL MENTAL FLUX( DISTURBING FLOW OF
THOUGHTS,FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS) AND MAKES THE MIND FOCUSED AND STEADY.
 

sachchasoda

SPNer
Mar 19, 2007
59
2
Gitika Ji, what amazes you in the above post? Can you please explain? Thanks in advance.


I am asking you this question because -
  • This is not Gurmat.
  • Calling self a Saint shows clearly how much saintliness is there.
  • This is a naked dance of ego, look at how shamelessly ego is using the term- ‘Gurmat Gyaan’ to display it.
  • This person is using Baba Siri Chand way of yoga saadhna, which was not considered by his own father- 'Guru Nanak Dev Ji'.
  • Any person who is reciting Siri Japji Sahib everyday or even occasionally should know- one does not have to learn any other way of bahgti other than coming under Waheguru’s Will along with remembering Him day and night.
  • Everything else is not needed, as truthful practice bears all the fruits effortlessly - “Suneay jog jugat tan bhed”
  • “Raaj leela tere naam banaaee Jog baneaa tera kirtan gaaee” is there any reason left to use yoga sadhna?
Satpartap Singh
 

spnadmin

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sachchsoda ji

Thanks for saving me trip onto Google for background on Baba Chand! and Yes, this is not the way of Shabd Guru. Even Nanaak Dev ji commented that the sadhana rituals of his day exhausted him and separated him from Waheguru.

ipAwry ien ibiD imlxu n jweI mY kIey krm Anykw ] hwir pirE suAwmI kY duAwrY dIjY buiD ibbykw

O Beloved, this is not the way to meet the Lord; I have performed these rituals so many times. I have collapsed, exhausted, at the Door of my Lord Master; I pray that He may grant me a discerning intellect.

SGGS page 641
 
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