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Harvinder Singh wrote as
"I have read your simran healing ebook recently and I have certainly enjoyed reading it as the ebook content was informative as well as interesting.
I have some questions regarding simran if you can please answer for me:
(1). When I practice simran I normally do it vocally. I have difficulty practicing it mentally. What happens is that for a few minutes I can do it mentally, but after that my mind tires and I cannot hold this thought for too long.
(2). Can one open their dasam duar if they do simran vocally? I would probably imagine one would have to do it for many hours a day over a long period of time?
(3). How can one improve their concentration so that one can perform mental simran? "
The Answer sent to this mail is as below :
"It is Guru 's Mehar that opportunity for sangat on the topic of simran has come about.
In the first question you have asked that :
"When I practice simran I normally do it vocally. I have difficulty practicing it mentally. What happens is that for a few minutes I can do it mentally, but after that my mind tires and I cannot hold this thought for too long. "
The Simran is different corresponding to the three levels :
1. Physical or Gross
2. Subtle energy plane– our emotional and mental body energies correspond to this plane.Also known as Astral plane.
3. Spirtual plane – also known as causal plane.
This is a broad classification and we have bodies corresponding to these levels.We can place our conscious awareness (SURT) at any of these planes.Normaly the surt is enbrossed in physical plane during our waking ours.
At the physical level the simran is vocal and is known as Jap and is done with the tongue.
Jap is mainly done of gurbani shabads.
Shabads are repeated again and again for Gyan , change of our state of mind (filling it with LOVE of Waheguru) and agreeing ( maniya) that HE is HAZAR NAZAR.
Waheguru shabad recitation voiced outside be listened by the ears (Suniya) so that the SURT is pulled automatically inside.
Then the Waheguru Gurumantra is spoken inside without involving tongue.Here also it is to be heard by the ears.
The above is a tool or method only as the aim is for the SURT to meet the Shabad going on inside.
The minds chatter goes on and on as it is the nature of mind.The SURT which is subtle goes beyond and above the viel of mental chatter.
In Japji Saheb Guru Sahebji says as under :
antargat tirath mal naa-o.
All qualities are HIS. All is HIM.So our attitude should be of acceptance whether we like it or not.Feel your negative gross qualities going. This way the emotional-mental energies become lighter and after some time the do not have much strength to take you out unless you desire.
Even when we are sitting in a group.
Even when we are doing work or walking.
I feel that this form of meditation is for a sidhi.
Another way is to find gap between thoughts so that surt goes across.
Sikh way is Simran - meaning re- membrance .We are Jyote Swaroop and the viel of HAUME (separateness ) has to be lifted.
For remaining inside with concentration.
Practice is required so that the mind gets used to it.
One can also use the triggers for the shifts.Here is how it can be done.
After closing eyes do backward counting from 20 to 1 . (later it can be reduced to 10 to 1 or 5 to 1).
This acts as a trigger for shift to occur.Other triggers can be made are " Ekonkar to Gurprasad".
One affirms mentally that "As I count from 20 to 1 my awareness focus will shift to …….and I would be connected with my physical body/emotional body/mental body/causal body (as per the reqirement)"
When count is finished affirm that you are now in _____ Body.
This method I advice for healing purpose but is good for spiritual practice as well in the beginning. Through this method one get used to be within..
When connected with physical body one can ask it to relax and remove any stress .In the mental plane we can remove mental thought forms or patterns .In the spiritual plane we can talk with our higher self or spiritual personalities.Eventually we should listen to shabad inside which is sikh way.
All this is a part of NAAM connection. "
Plese feel free to ask and even share.
A simran abhyasi should not shy away from sharing.
Guru sahebji has said :