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The Importance Of Sangat : Part 6

Passion and ambition fail without a sangat. The Sangat is a value based disciplined lifestyle not determined based. The Sangat becomes the direction. Our common values make us feel valuable. The clearer the values are the longer the cooperation lasts. Similarity in values create relaxation for the body and mann, as it is only in Read More …

The Importance Of Sangat : Part 5

Being a part of a sangat is a deliberate and intentional lifestyle which determines our success. Not any sangat will do. It must be the right one – where the sangat is a community, created to achieve a specific result. The right sangat is where the result has already been achieved. The sangat can become Read More …

The Importance Of Sangat : Part 4

As the process of meditation is emotional and unpredictable, there are times when we need motivation and support, not information. Difficult times teaches us that the sangat is more valuable than knowledge. The nature of the process is such that, a bad sangat makes progress slow or difficult whereas, the right sangat makes everything possible. Read More …

The Importance Of Sangat : Part 3

By absorbing and observing we can become one with our Guru. If knowledge awakens us, it directs us but Guru is awake then the Guru directs us. If moh maya (material world) is the play of God then it is not one man’s game – it is about team work. In team work unity and Read More …

The Importance Of Sangat : Part 2

In a sangat we gain information first without having to make a commitment. This excites and compels the mann (mind) to engage for an experience. Only through engaging can we create a relationship with God. As this relationship is emotional, only the sangat’s support sees us through. Inner knowledge helps us prepare for inner attachments. Read More …

The Importance of Sangat : Part 1

The sangat (congregation) is about unification. Our unification with God. We need a sangat as our fixed attitudes and beliefs no longer serve a purpose. These create frustrations as there is no progress. Sangat helps to create an expectation and makes a contribution. Sangat is about engaging and disengaging with people just like the process Read More …

The Passion Of The Shabad : Part 6

The Shabad gently trains and educates the mann, without applying force of any kind. When the mann is exhausted with the repetition of the Shabad, it begins the process of purification and creates a balance. Balance is needed for total focus. As the mann is persistence based not determination based the Shabad only works in Read More …

The Passion Of The Shabad : Part 5

Until the experience of oneness, the best we can do is to have belief in the Shabad. The belief is strong enough to take us to the point of experience of oneness. Oneness is seeing the similarity or familiarity created through the affirmation of the Shabad. The Shabad also prepares us for emotional times and Read More …

The Passion Of The Shabad : Part 4

No one knows the full capacity of the Shabad but the power of the soul means the possibilities are vast. The Shabad can create opportunities which often lay in concerns, worries and expectations. By meeting the needs the Shabad reaches its full capacity. We need reasons to create expectations, then these reasons become a compelling Read More …

The Passion Of The Shabad : Part 3

The Shabad is earned through good deeds. It is not found. Once we have the Shabad we must spend time alone with it – this brings us into our self. We make a commitment where we are willing to sacrifice. With repetition, the Shabad is brought to its full capacity. If the Shabad stays at Read More …