Tuesday, September 23, 2008

29. Anhad Shabad : The celestial sound within


Listening to the Shabad within is the Surt-Shabad technique of Guru Nanak Devji enumerated in Shree Guru Granth Sahebji . Shabad in Guru roop is ever with the Sikhs . they only have to keep their surt (conscious awareness) within and listen to the Anhad Shabad . The intuitive guidance of the Shabad Guru is always available to them as HE is ever present.
The sehsa (doubt) a sikh has to remove during Simran efforts is that Waheguruji HIMSELF are shabad swaroop in SGGSji and as Shabad Guru are ever accessible within. Waheguruji is all around in the creation and are the substance of creation as well. HE is player on bothsides. We as jyote swaroop have to go across our ego to be one with HIM.
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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

how to listen this shabad???

gurmit singh said...

A regular meditator can listen to the 'Shabad' through these steps (given in brief)
- Sit in a quite place.Relax your body , close the eyes and shift awareness within.
- Keep your focus of attention inside your head at a spot which is near top of mouth cavity and behind the eyes. This spot gets choosen intutively.
- Listen for the sound and it would definitly be heard.

gurmit singh

gurmit singh said...

A regular meditator can listen to the 'Shabad' through these steps (given in brief)
- Sit in a quite place.Relax your body , close the eyes and shift awareness within.
- Keep your focus of attention inside your head at a spot which is near top of mouth cavity and behind the eyes. This spot gets choosen intutively.
- Listen for the sound and it would definitly be heard.

gurmit singh

Anonymous said...

hello please tell me who is the bhai sahib who sings Jap Man Mere Govind Ki Bani shabad that you posted there, and how i can find more shabads from that bhai sahib.

How to hear the anhad shabad? Is it only through reciting 5 shabads of radha soamis, or can gursikhs do it too? Does it have to be during amrit vela?
How long does it take?

gurmit singh said...

(Reply to Y t)
The shabad 'Jap Man Mere Govind Ki Bani ' has been sung by Bhai Saheb Apardeep Singh ji. You can download more of his Shabads from AKJ site .
Hearing of Anhad Shabad is very much possible by a GurSikh.In fact The path of Sikhee leads to it and further beyond.The Sikh's Guru Is Shree Guru Granth Sahebji - a Shabad Guru. The Sikhs Guru within him/her is the Shabad which is coming from IkOankar.Even Guru Nanak Devji revealed in 'Sidh Ghosht" that his Guru is Shabad.
Guru Sahebji were one with the Shabad- Parbraham Roop.
The path starts with Simran,awareness of oneness- a very very small glimpse of IkOankar , feeling of Hazuri.

There is a whole Bani - 'anand " in SGGSji refering to Anhad Shabad and many other references.For this one has to first commit to acceptance of SGGSji as Guru and follow the gurbani's guidance.

InderpalSingh said...

Does one have to focus on the location you have suggested in an earlier comment in order to hear the Shabad? What about focusing on the heart or navel areas?

Thanks

gurmit singh said...

Inderpal ji

To hear the Shabad we have to focus inwards behind the eyes where the breath strikes. When we do simran and hear it then the awareness is pulled within at this spot. The naval and heart areas may not give the desired experience.The celestial sound is heard with awareness focused within .

T. St. Amant said...

I’ve been hearing this for many years and have found little information on it. It prompted me to research binaural beat technology and to identify the frequencies. What I have found is that each frequency carries a positive emotion or state of mind: comfort, cheer, alertness, concentration and general wellbeing (bliss). I’ve come across the words ‘naad, ‘unstruck melody’, ‘primal sounds’, ‘unstruck celestial music’ in the SGGS and yesterday the words “Panch Shabad” and decided to do another search. It brought me here. Thank you for writing “Anhad Shabad - The Celestial Sound Within”, Gurmit Singh Ji. I am grateful that I can finally identify what it is.

Sherry Lumia said...

Bhai Sahib Ji,

I am impressed with the length and clarity of your blog but more so with the pyar with which you have written the blog and the further comments. God Bless!
Jorahvar Singh of Australia

Anonymous said...

Dear Gurmit Singh ji, i have been practicing listening to the Shabad (sound within) for more than 3 months everyday for about 15 minutes or more but have not been able to hear it.

Does it take longer time than that?

gurmit singh said...

WJKK WJKF

Hearing of the Shabad is just HIS grace. SHABAD GURU when does kirpa it happens. No specific time limit.

The Simran pulls the awareness inward.
Place the surt at a point behind the eyes , just above top of mouth cavity. It is not a physical point.
The minds thought flow does not matter, just keep coming back towards a quite state of being. The emotions cloud the mind. Quite the emotions.
Have faith.
Faith means knowing that Shabad Guru is very much there and so is the Sound. The faith then becomes the truth.
Faith has to be based on Gurbani words. The doors then begin to open.
gurmit singh

gurmit singh said...

Quite often questions are asked in anonymous mode in a very crisp way.

No back ground or details are given. Then with no other option the reply is intuitive. It would have been better if email had been sent withj details as some gursikhs do .

Answers to spiritual questions are Guru guided and a share.
In the process of spiritual progress we transform our self. It is not a question of just a change. but is a transformation. A life that is to be lived at a different level and meaning.
The world view is changed from materialistic view to seeing and feeling a living pulsating presence of The MOOL - our origin.The boundaries then appear different.
The Shabad is in all creation. The Hidden then begins to appear in perception.

Gurbani is the way. We have to know How? Gurbani words repeated change our thoughts and perception. Gurbani words bring forth the higher state of mind - where feelings and perception is different. The Gurbani words are trans formative.All this is simran.
The hearing of shabad is a natural corollary that is automatically there when all else is right.
Just be patient and follow gurbani words. Read slowly. Let these vibrate in the mind. Look for proper meaning, it would come intuitive guidance.
Guidance of Shabad Guru is always there.
Guru fateh.

Surinder said...

gurmit singh ji - Thank you providing this so much useful information. This is indeed very well explained.

I have a question related to the Simran - If we practice Waheguru Simran through headsets, does it cause any disturbances with the "Anhad Shabad"?

Thank you in advance.

gurmit singh said...

Surinder Singh ji

WJKK WJKF

When you would understand the Jap and Simran then the answer to your question would be known to you. Jap is part of Simran and the purpose of Jap is given in the Mool Mantar. The purpose is to know and bring Sach. The lines " ਆਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ ॥ ਹੈ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੋਸੀ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ॥੧॥ " explain that the Sach is eternal in nature unchanging and timeless. The time is what we experience in the Sargun world which is our physical world. The Sach is Nirgun in nature. The Gurbani explains that we have to within to know Sach and bring Sach in our Mind. The "Satnaam" tells us that Naam and Sach are Same. Other words in the Mool Mantar tell us about how the ONE-Ekankar is expressed in the created world. Ekankar is Ajooni, Saibhang and Akal Moorat. So this is the Moorat of Ekankar we have to keep in Mind-formless, eternal, unchanging and singularity ( the duality in our world is part of creation).The Ekankar is never to be thought of as having Human form. Actually HE is all forms. He is Purakh.HE is ever present-Hazir Hazur.
The Ekankar is Nirbhau and Nirvair meaning the fear we see in our world is not part of Sach. Fear is created. As all is oneness so there is no other. Nirvair means the expressing of resentment, anger, revenge etc are not part of the ONE who is Nirbhau. HE is love, Anand, bliss.

Jap of Waheguru - Gurumantar is first voiced to go within. The Jap takes us within. Going within is beginning of coming into "HAR SHARAN" . So during Jap feel that Waheguru is present. Next is to keep our attention at the point within us behind eyes where breath strikes. It is an approximate location unconnected with any body part. This is Charnarbind.
Here Anhad Shabad is head. We have to keep awareness within even with eyes open. We have to remain in sharan by doing Simran.

gurmit singh