Sunday, September 03, 2006

10. Simran and the Healing Power (Part I)

Simran is known to have cured many a diseases and many of these are called miracle cures. By miracle here means the diseases/ health condition was known to be incurable in the present medical system. However it is also true that many have not benefited to the extent desired through Simran.
The reason is simple to see – lack of commitment and Simran being done improperly.

Simran’s Power to heal is in the Naam connection and our own intention. To properly use Simran to heal the physical body’s diseases we have to first have understanding of core knowledge , which is then used in correct healing method.
This knowledge has been given by Guru Sahibji in the SGGS. These are given in the form of understandings as under:

Understanding 1: We are Jyout Swaroop (divine nature)

This means that we are like the creator with the same qualities. Like a drop of water and the ocean.
As Guru Sahibji says at page 441 of SGGSji:

"O my mind, you are a form of Divine Light - recognize your own origin."

We are not the physical body but mind is commonly known to have two parts – the conscious and the subconscious mind. Psychologists and Philosophers have talk about a superconscious level of the mind which is the soul level and called the Higher self. There is an even higher state of consciousness which is Supraconsciousness .This is the state of mind where Simran leads you – a very creative state of mind having elevated awareness and great power of intention. There is full Naam connection here.

Guru Sahibji defines Naam as to know your origin first as knowledge and next in awareness experientially. Naam is the origin and Naam is everywhere in everything.
We have power to create at all the levels of the mind - conscious, subconscious, superconscious, supraconscious. We are already mentally creating the reality and the world we see daily. This brings us to the second principle.

Understanding 2: The world is a creation of consciousness.

Guru Sahibji repeatedly asserts in SGGSji in a wide variety of ways that

“Sab Gobind Hey, Sab Gobind Hey” meaning “All is God, All is God”.

But in our daily macro reality we see only the world of matter, ask any quantum physicist today and he will tell that scientists are now coming towards the view that world has originated from consciousness .
The challenge before frontier science now is of defining the interactive role between Matter, Intent and Consciousness. They are finding Matter and Consciousness cannot be separated .In fact in the world of elementary particles is baffling them and their views now are coming closer to what religions have been repeatedly saying. Just search internet on Google and you will find proofs a plenty.
Let us now look at what SGGSji tells us.

(Below is a mystic experience often reported by those on spirtual path)

This whole world which you see is the manifestation of the God,
(when through understanding you will observe then )
the image of the God is seen.
Raamkalee, 3rd Mehl, ANAND
SGGS- page 922 line6

You are the tree and the branches that have blossomed forth are (also) You.
From subtle, You have become gross and manifest.
You are the Ocean of Water, and the foam and the bubbles on its surface are (also )You.
So don’t see any other except You manifested (
in this world of maya
) 1
Maajh, 5th Mehl
-SGGS page 102

He Himself created Himself.

Gauree Baavan Akharee 5th Mehal ,Pauree
- SGGS page 250

Nothing is born, and nothing dies.
He Himself stages His own drama.

Ashtapadee - SGGS page 281

Guru Sahibji explains the ONENESS in SGGSji as under:

Wherever I look, I see the One Lord (manifested). 5
Gauree , 5th Mehl - SGGS page 227

In so many ways, the ONE ( Who is the Universal Creator)
has manifested Himself, says Nanak.
Gauree ,5th Mehl Shalok
- SGGS page 296

There is One Creator Lord ( Ekonkar );
the One is manifested in the entire expanse of the universe;
the One Lord is unlimited and infinite.

Raag Bilaaval,5th Mehl, Chau-padas and Du-padas,7th House
- SGGS page 821

The creation of the universe is explained as under :

“Kitaa pasao ekoo kawao”
- SGGS page 3

The ONE has expanded as entire Universe in a Kawao.
(It is difficult to translate and explain Kawao this word appears again at page 463 where it is explained that the life and death are are given and taken in a Kawao , so this word means that the transition occurs instantly.
HE was ONE and then there was the entire expance.)
- SGGS page 3

There are numerous instances in SGGSji where the ultimate reality in a variety of ways so that this becomes a part of what we know and accept as reality. Acceptance of oneness and our Divine nature as a fact is important for living life as a Gurmukh in this physical world free from fear.

Another way The Ekonkar has been referred to by Guru Sahibji is as Sachh (truth) so as to convey that the unchanging as pect of ultimate reality in contrast with the created aspect which ever changes. Sachh is just Sachh ,where as the creation(Kudrat) is an aspect of Sachh which although is illusionary and ever changing but appears to be real .
This opens us up to the next understanding.
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