Monday, April 16, 2007

19 . Better Your Daily Life Through Simran

Many a Sikhs on the path of Simran have reported that their problems get resolved automatically ,obstacles just seem to evaporate and needs get fulfilled .The words of desire that these sikhs utter just get fulfilled.

This happens because of Naam connection which simran bestows. As Guru Sahibji says :

Remembering God, one's works get accomplished.
-SGGS page 263

Naam, resolves my affairs .
-SGGS page 863

Many people shy away from simran thinking that they are not worthy or it takes lot of practice to for any fruitful results to come.

Feeling of not being worthy simply negates Guruji’s assertion that “We are Jyot Saroop”. How can one be not worthy of what his origin is and of what he actually is!

Believe me the path is simple and quick, only thing that takes time is the first step. As Guru Sahibji says :

When you step on this Path,
place your head (before Guru), without any reservation.
-SGGS page 1412

Here Guru Sahibji means that it is our own intellectual thinking and ego that is the obstacle as symbolized by the head. We do not bow our head because it is symbolic of surrender. Guru Sahibji wants our head in the sense that the wrong thinking may be replaced with spiritual wisdom. When we surrender, we start on the path of enlightenment through understanding gurbani and molding actions accordingly.

Simran connects us with Naam. We can thereby better our daily life.
Being aware of our nature as Jyot Saroop , our creative power is enhanced. The purity of the connection automatically arranges worldly affairs positively.

There are two ways to bring about a change in our life .One to specifically ask and resolve a problem or fulfill a need. As guru Sahibji says :

Whatever work you wish to accomplish-tell it to the Lord.
He will resolve your affairs; the True Guru gives His Guarantee of Truth
-SGGS page 91

Second way to bring about change is to change ourselves in accordance with gurbani.
Gurbani teaches us certain values which must form base of our decisions and thinking. The thoughts shape our reality..( For details read about the basic understandings in previous posts or in the book on Simran Healing.) What we are experiencing in this world is the direct result of our thoughts and beliefs

To better our daily life experiences we must reshape our thinking. One important change should be to a state of acceptance.

Any bad event that is happening in our life is resisted by us. We are resentful as to why it has occurred. We argue that in spite of we being so truthful and appropriate why a bad thing has come in our life.

We should realize that what has happened has been a result of our own thought and belief. We our-self have attracted that experience sub-consciously.

In fact in this world our role is only to experience the situations and position in life as per the choices we make with our thoughts and beliefs.

These thoughts and beliefs are not always our own, these may be those from group consciousness level. The group beliefs of our culture, peers, nation etc also affect us and bring about change in our circumstances. We unknowingly go along with group thinking.

All this can be altered when we consciously change our thinking vocabulary and our choices are according to values that gurbani teaches. Naam is the empowerment that Simran brings to us. We should change our thoughts to change our daily life. The anxieties ,frustrations ,tensions ,obstacles that come will not affect and trouble us as has been happening before. To bring about change we should stop our mental resistance to the events that occur in our life. Gurbani calls it ‘bhaanai’, which is generally translated to mean Gods Will.

The reality is that what ever is happening in this world including our own existence is because of Creator and the invisible presence of the creative force. The person who is attached with gurbani realizes that there is oneness and all is HIS WILL. Our experiences are HIS experiences also.
So what ever is happening through our thoughts is also his Will in the above sense only. The law that ‘what we sow is what we reap’ is also in operation. When we resist what is happening , we are only adding fuel to the already bad occurrence. Acceptances takes out resistance from the mind and so also the tendency to blame. By acceptance we empower our self to bring desired change.

Gurbani tells us that :

Whatever is Your Sweet Will is good;
by Your Will, my affairs are resolved.
-SGGS page 431

Accept what ever be the present circumstances of your life- good or bad.
Accept the situations in your life.
Accept what ever has happened in your life.
Accept the people in your life- whether you like them or not.
Accept events that had occurred in your life- good or bad.
Accept the diseases that are afflicting your physical body.Whether you agree or do not agree with what is happening ,just accept.

Walking in harmony with the Guru's (God’s)Will,
One shall not suffer pain.
-SGGS page 31

The second aspect of acceptance of bhaanai - Sweet Will of God is not to even anticipate bad in the future.

We generally have fear that something bad may not happen to us in future and this is the cause of many anxieties.

The present is the only reality in our life. The NOW is what there is always.
The future which we experience in the next NOW is ever a potential reality and is dependent upon the state of mind in the present NOW.

A state of expectation of a bad event as a sequel to the present problem generally results in that very event to occur. Whereas by acknowledging the present NOW experience through acceptance and changing to a state of positive expectation in the future NOW the result is a positive event.

Naam connection through Simran empowers us to bring this change.

Guru Sahibji says that :

When the problems are so overweighing,
the remembrance of God shall resolve these in an instant.
-SGGS page 264

When faced with terrible hardships, and no one offering support,
when even friends turn into enemies, and your relations have deserted,
when all support has gone, and all hope has been lost ,
then by remembering the Lord God, even the hot wind shall not affect you.
-SGGS page 70

With Guruji’s such a strong endorsement how easy to resolve are our day to day anxieties, issues and problems.

My deep involvement in study of gurbani and simran came about during the time of fear of a problem at work. These were my days of anxieties .Observing me my father suggested that I should to Delhi’s Bangla Saheb Gurdwara for 40 days so that this issue is resolved.

At that time I thought if 40 days bring solutions so why not be with the Guru regularly so that such or other problems do not trouble. This was a turning point.
As for that problem at work , it did not affect me in any way and got resolved in routine.

During these early days a Gursikh once told me his way of overcoming difficult every day problems. He was working as a manager in a soft drink company where his boss was person who routinely abused his juniors. As a solution when ever the boss called this Gursikh used to say ‘Dhann Guru Nanak’ .He explained that Guru Nanak is equal to Waheguru. The effect of this remembrance was that the boss was mild to him and at times even forgot why he had called him or got distracted.

This is an example of shifting yourself to state of Naam – the creative force that runs the world. Naam smoothes out all obstacles. Naam brings in harmony.
So facing a problem issue shift your awareness to Naam through Simran.
Simran of Gurumantra – ‘Waheguru’ takes awareness to higher level. As most of the time our conscious attention is engrossed outward in the worldly things and affairs we have to place it inside our head while doing jap of ‘Waheguru’ .A jap three times or any other fixed no of times may be used as a trigger for the shift to be brought.

As we practice saying these magic words the change comes about just naturally.

We are Jyot Saroop and connected this way our haume steps aside.
Naam also keeps away the five passions. Which are easy to control now. With further sadhna the Naam connection grows when we begin to hear shabad inside the head.
Guru empowers even a beginner to effect change in his day to day circumstances.

A Sikhs life is that of chardikala - a positive state of mind. One who is in high spirits what ever be the circumstances.

The words we use in our daily life should reflect the positive frame of mind.

Stop using words that depict a negative state for example ‘I’m feeling angry’ or ‘I hate this thing’ .There are so many negative words in our daily vocabulary like anxious , impatient , frustrated , bored , lonely lost , mad , insulted and so on.

Stop using these words rather change your state to a positive one of patient , confident , loving , blessed , happy , perfect , pleasant etc.

With simran it is easy to change our state of mind.
With Naam the obstacles and misfortunes just go away.

Unknowingly, our works are perfectly accomplished.
-SGGS page 1157

It is no wonder that gurbani declares :

Both here and hereafter, the Mighty Guru takes care.
God harmonizes this world and the next,
and all affairs are perfectly resolved.
-SGGS page 825

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