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  1. Balbir27

    Balbir27 Look for what is, not what you think should be Writer SPNer Supporter

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    Sat Sri Akal to all
    As a learner, learning and searching, I've reached here by accident after trying for ages to search for the true meaning of Jap Ji Sahib and found (the Internet being one of the sources for information), that you have an online publication regarding this but which could only be accessed by signing up. So here I am.
    After reading numerous books and listening to numerous discourses, I feel that I am none the wiser ,although I think that I am now getting a pretty basic idea (like a kindergarten stage).
    I remember Gyani Maskeen Ji (a Sikh preacher) often quoted a few lines in Punjabi - which in English, the essence is - one asks (from people) the way to reaching God. However those that professed that they knew the way, actually did not know it, and those that actually knew the way, did not know how to describe it (baykhabar).
    So what does one do? Keep searching and trying until one becomes one of those who know but cannot describe.
    I sincerely hope that your site may be able to shed some light for me, on this journey which many of us are on.
    Kind regards to all
    Balbir (Balbir 27)
     
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  2. Original

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    ....japjisahib is like our conscience. We cannot prove what our conscience tells us, but we know it, nevertheless. Similarly, the more you read n chew Japji Sahib the more the flavour spearmint [conscience] you begin to taste.

    Explanation

    Jap means, to repeat, utter, pronounce, chew, etc.

    Utter what ? Pronounce what ? Repeat what ? Chew what ?

    Nanak says, "repeat the name of God, remember God with every breath".

    What God ?

    The God that is your "conscience".

    In other words, let your conscience be godly contaminated, godly orientated and godly executive in both thought and deed. Perform therefore good deeds, think therefore good thoughts and know that you are but part of the great God, Satnam.

    In a nutshell, that is the premise Nanak invites humankind to adopt and aspire to and leave the rest to God. Try it !

    Good luck and welcome to Spiritual Sikhi.

    Ciao
     
  3. MysticMonist

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    Hello!
    I'm a mystic and I starting study Sikh scripture and theology. It's absolutely beautiful and I look forward to discussing it further.
    Thanks,
    MM
     
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  4. Aman Singh

    Aman Singh Admin SPNer

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    Welcome to SPN! :)

    Would truly appreciate if you would say something about your experiences about mysticism in our interfaith section.

    Enjoy your stay!
     
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  5. griffin963

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    Thank you.))
     
  6. Jasmeet s

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    I'm jasmeet Singh what can I say about myself
    I'm a simple person just like everyone else.
    But I like the way it's over here as it's the way of guru nanak dev ji.

    Everyone is invited
     
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  7. Aman Singh

    Aman Singh Admin SPNer

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    Jasmeet ji, welcome to SPN!
    :mundakhalsaflag:
     
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  8. Tejwant Singh

    Tejwant Singh Mentor Writer SPNer Thinker

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    Welcome to Spn, Jasmeet ji.

    Yes ji, we are gluttonous learners.
     
  9. Gregory Merrill

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    My name is Gregory Merrill. No Sikh name as yet, as I have not been baptized. Lot's of experience with things Indian, but little with Sikhism proper. I have been going to Gurdwara here in Texas, USA, for a few months now, and am doing lots of research, reading, and soul-searching. Would like to connect with fellow Sikhs, especially those who still have an independent, martial spirit who entrust all to God Almighty Ik Onkaar Sat Naam, and are not running to the duplicitous dems or repubs or the unelected EU fatcats for legitimacy and immigrant welfare handouts.

    I used to be involved with the Radha Soami 'living guru' cult. That's on me. But if anyone is on the fence on that issue, then contact me and I can help you get out NOW, and point you to a lot of online resources that will get you back on the good foot with the true Gurus, the true Bani, and the Eternal Lord. They're is a lot of historical and crazy insider stuff on that group that most satsangis don't know about.

    On a humorous note, it seems like 2017 was a bad year for sikh fake gurus, as Gurinder in Beas has not only turned more and more into a money-grubbing Punjabi politico, but also has changed the "sant mat" teachings of his forbears into who knows what. Old disciples report they cannot believe their ears! (And most all of the other Radha Soami lineages from Soami Ji of Agra have already died out decades ago.)

    Moreover, the old namdharis have just lost their aged guru, and he appointed no successor. Awkward! And the smaller group of canadian/american Sikhs surrounding 'Baba Ji' ({url not allowed}) has just recently disbanded due to the fact the the 'guru' and his appointed successor have openly confessed to not being, well, gurus. Too bad the website creator just took down his long post explaining the whole mess. It was sad but strangely entertaining...
     
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  10. harmanpreet singh

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    Welcome ,Sat Shri Akaal Gregory


    "On a humorous note, it seems like 2017 was a bad year for sikh fake gurus",

    Ya That seems true ,the list is long
    1) "The Messenger of God" is also behind bars for raping sadhvis
    Rapist Indian guru jailed for 20 years
    2)Another Baba "Aashutosh ji" is still in samadhi at sub zero temp
    Two years on: ‘Baba’ Ashutosh Maharaj still in freezer, no sign of thaw
    3)Nirankari Baba ji is also no more ,without naming any successor
    Nirankari Spiritual Leader Baba Hardev Singh Dies In Road Accident In Canada
     
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  11. Tejwant Singh

    Tejwant Singh Mentor Writer SPNer Thinker

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    As my Christian Pastor friend would say, "God is Good.
     
  12. Aman Singh

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    Welcome Merrill!

    These were never Sikhs to begin with... :mundaviolin:
     
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  13. Gregory Merrill

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    Yes. This of course is the intent of their deception: To divert well-meaning western seekers (and Punjabi Sikhs) away from true Sikhism by posing as true Sikhs in part by keeping their hair and turban, even though NONE of their non-Punjabi disciple/robots are allowed to emulate this. I should have said, 'fake sikh fake gurus'.

    The Radhasoamis say they honor all faiths, but if you read between the lines, they are VERY critical of orthodox Sikhism, which is why I stayed away from it for so many years. Their deception almost worked on me, but after many years of prayer and searching, God Himself by His pure Grace alone brought me on the true Path after a recent life-threatening illness.

    If y'all haven't read it, the Radhasoami Secret History at FreeYellow is a blast and very informative. Also the former RSSB disciple and professor David Christopher Lane has some great material, especially his work with the only honest RS guru, Fakir Chand. I recommend his short book "An Unknowing Sage", which gets at the heart of this modern living guru phenomenon.

    Shame that my two trips to Amritsar were colored by this heretical thinking. But I still remember the Holy Place well and hope to return there before the SFTF.
     
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  14. Tejwant Singh

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    Isn't David Christopher Lane the same who disrobed Paul Twitchell who had started his own radasoami cult called Eckankar? The followers call themselves Eckists. I had interesting discussions with the honchos of their use of the name Eckankar. The cult is almost dead.
     

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