Gurdwara - Sangat and Pangat

 
Date:
April 21, 1991
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
 

Side A.

YB: Khalsa,

Students: "Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh."

YB: Sikh thoughts are based on, two things. One is Sangat and one is Pangat. Sangat mean congregation, Sangat can be between thieves, it can be between cheats, associations are of all sorts. But in Sikh thought, when the word Sangat comes, it only represents Sadh SangatSadh Sangat Literally "congregation of the disciplined ones"; company of the holy. . Congregation of those, who have disciplined themself, why, why it is necessary to come to GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. ? Why it is necessary to have Sadh SangatSadh Sangat Literally "congregation of the disciplined ones"; company of the holy. ? Well, we meet these people everyday, we deal with them, we meet with them, we talk to them, we are part of them, they are part of us, but why then we meet in a congregation, under the presence of the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , what difference that makes.

When we meet people in life, we meet one to one basis, we meet to communicate them, either to conquer them or to exploit them or to derail them from their factual level, tell them, we love them, we want to control them, there is a motive, whenever you meet outside the GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. . But when you meet in GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. , you have only one way to look at it, to tolerate them, no, no, there is no other way. In GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. it is so equal, because in GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. , GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. presides, is a court of the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , and here you are the same as you were, but here you have nothing else, but to tolerate, and this tolerance of being with Sadh SangatSadh Sangat Literally "congregation of the disciplined ones"; company of the holy. , become perpetual tolerance and this perpetual tolerance give perpetual endurance, just understand, religion without perpetual endurance or DharmaDharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. without perpetual endurance is no DharmaDharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. .

Similarly Pangat, we sit in the LungarLangar , Lungar Free kitchen associated with Sikh worship service. , everybody is served the same thing, little or more, that you can have the option, no, no, give me little or give me more, but you eat the same place, you ate the same food, you seem, eat at the same time, that give you also tolerance, and we can talk about life, about God, about things, but if we cannot tolerate the challenge when it hits us, we lose the issue. Human weakness is not, that no human has a brain to deal with life, everybody has a brain to deal with life, but we do not have the technology to deal with life, technology is missing, life is there, brain is there, human brain is perfect, we use only three percent of the brain.

I was reading a note that day, at night, we are half an inch short in our height, than during the day. At night, we measure half an inch less in our height, than during the day, our spine shrinks, it's natural. So, if we do not stretch in the morning, we can get all these troubles, I specially remember it, only one day I didn't stretch, it was emergency, I got up, look what happened to me, just one day. And think of those people who never stretch at all, I did not stretch one day, look what a mess I go through, and think of those,

"Ajana Suthi Kanthsyoo, Ang Mudey, Mude Jayeh.

Jayeh Pucho Vaghgni Ki Korenbe Hai."

I have not slept with my love tonight, and my whole body is going through coiling, I am asking that one, who has never had anybody to love with, how you pass your night, it's a reference from the Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. . People, I asked some people,

I said, "Do you know, at night you are half an inch short."

They said, "No, we have never heard of it."

Then I told him the medical journal, I said, "Look it is written here, look at it." Similarly, in our life, we have no place, where we can congregate to tolerate each other in one unisonness, that's why there came the existence of the Church, the Synagogue, the Temple, the GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. , the Mosque, call it anything, purpose is to congregate absolutely without prejudice, and tolerate with the total human dignity. Moment a person starts tolerating things with human dignity, all knowledge of the universe come to such person unasked for.

"gyan, sordbirdey, Thatha Shanth Mana Sethway."

If your mind is calm and quite, all knowledge's are with you anyway, your personality has all the knowledge in itself, you don't have earn and learn something. So Sikh way of life, departed from worship, to creative experience, that is the difference between Sikh religion and other religions. Sikh religion inspired us to a creative experience and creative experience can only happen, if we do it collectively. So, what GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. has found out, if we have a collective consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. , then we can experience our own reality, and then we will be better here and better hereafter, should understand a meditationMeditation Dhyan. It is a process of deep concentration or merger into an object or a state of consciousness. Meditation releases reactions and unconscious habits and build the spontaneous and intuitive link to awareness itself. .

Think in the terms I am explaining to you, I have to go to GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. today, no, I promised so and so to go to the beach, I promised so and so that I will baby sit, I promised so and so, that I will go to lunch and I will be GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. late and I will eat the LungarLangar , Lungar Free kitchen associated with Sikh worship service. and there will be no lunch, there are fifty points to fight, and one point to come to the GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. , then coming to GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. has no interest, sit there like statues and listen, listen to the Kirtan, listen, aren't we having a very extraordinary struggle in us to just elevate ourself. Is coming to GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. is a ordinary thing or extraordinary difficult thing, it's a super extraordinary difficult thing, same is meditationMeditation Dhyan. It is a process of deep concentration or merger into an object or a state of consciousness. Meditation releases reactions and unconscious habits and build the spontaneous and intuitive link to awareness itself. .

You know you walk around in the world, in the morning you dress up neat and clean, bright and shining, by the evening you are dirty, at night you change your clothes, you change to different dress, in the morning you were different, you have different style of life, you watch it, you see it, you want to be smart, even if a man is eighty, ninety year old, if he has to go somewhere, he will be smart himself, at least, he will be ready to the occasion and maximum what he can do, but, don't you think in your everyday life, your mind is collecting all that psychic thought form and cross thoughts and all that garbage, and don't you have the time, in the morning in the ambrosial hour, when projecting Sunrays does not touch the Earth, they are down there at sixty degree, that's why that ambrosial hour is ambrosial hour.

On every longitude and latitude, we live by the Sunlight, and when the Sun hits at sixty degree, when it hits at par, it's no big deal, when it start rising up, it's no big deal, there are only two times, twilight zone they call it, ambrosial hour, AmritAmrit , Aamrit The nectar of bliss; also the ceremony in which a person dedicates their life to the Khalsa. Amrit Vela , Aamrit Vela Literally "ambrosial time". It is the 2-1/2 hours before the rise of the sun. During this special time you are most receptive to the soul; you can clear the subconscious of wrong habits and impulses; and you can connect with the teachers and saints from all traditions. It is the best time to perform sadhana (spiritual discipline). VelaAmrit Vela , Aamrit Vela Literally "ambrosial time". It is the 2-1/2 hours before the rise of the sun. During this special time you are most receptive to the soul; you can clear the subconscious of wrong habits and impulses; and you can connect with the teachers and saints from all traditions. It is the best time to perform sadhana (spiritual discipline). , and in the evening Sandya Vela, when there is a twilight zone, Sun has gone down already, but it's not all dark, these are the two times, in every religion prescribed for prayer, and what is the prayer? Just to cleanse your mind, to be yourself. There are two hours of the day, and GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. is very open,

"AmritAmrit , Aamrit The nectar of bliss; also the ceremony in which a person dedicates their life to the Khalsa. Amrit Vela , Aamrit Vela Literally "ambrosial time". It is the 2-1/2 hours before the rise of the sun. During this special time you are most receptive to the soul; you can clear the subconscious of wrong habits and impulses; and you can connect with the teachers and saints from all traditions. It is the best time to perform sadhana (spiritual discipline). VelaAmrit Vela , Aamrit Vela Literally "ambrosial time". It is the 2-1/2 hours before the rise of the sun. During this special time you are most receptive to the soul; you can clear the subconscious of wrong habits and impulses; and you can connect with the teachers and saints from all traditions. It is the best time to perform sadhana (spiritual discipline). Sach Na Vadai Vichar, Karmee Aveay Kapda, Nathri Mukkh Dwar, Nanak Avey Jaaniey."

I, Nanak certifies that way,

"Sab Apey Sechar."

Everything God does, we don't do things, but we want God to do things for us, but if you invite somebody in your house, and your house is in a mess, once a person will come, twice he will cone, third time he wont. Our human conduct is to keep our mind clean, that's what the meditationMeditation Dhyan. It is a process of deep concentration or merger into an object or a state of consciousness. Meditation releases reactions and unconscious habits and build the spontaneous and intuitive link to awareness itself. is, that's what SadhanaSadhana , Saadhana A spiritual discipline; the early morning practice of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual exercises. The Aquarian Sadhana can be an individual or group practice; Ideally, it includes the recitation of Japji Sahib, a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and chanting the Aquarian Sadhana meditations, immediately followed by Gurdwara. According to Yogi Bhajan, the potency of any Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice will be enhanced in a group setting. is. SadhanaSadhana , Saadhana A spiritual discipline; the early morning practice of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual exercises. The Aquarian Sadhana can be an individual or group practice; Ideally, it includes the recitation of Japji Sahib, a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and chanting the Aquarian Sadhana meditations, immediately followed by Gurdwara. According to Yogi Bhajan, the potency of any Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice will be enhanced in a group setting. , getting early in the morning, preparing ourself, going ourself, doing ourself, coming out ourself, it's not for our self only, it is for our future self too. The most difficult thing on this planet is to getup early in the morning at three thirty, period, and the worst of it is to stay alive and awake, till six O'clock, those two hours and a half or three hours, you know if you can conquer those three hours, you can conquer death, you can conquer difficulties, you can conquer ill luck, bad fate, you can conquer anything you want to conquer, that's the time of the conqueror.

Jagath, world, Jugathi, the technology and that's the time. If you give yourself a space in the morning and give yourself that time, and at that time you surrender yourself to your future, then you will not have any problem, then GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. words will come through

"AmritAmrit , Aamrit The nectar of bliss; also the ceremony in which a person dedicates their life to the Khalsa. Amrit Vela , Aamrit Vela Literally "ambrosial time". It is the 2-1/2 hours before the rise of the sun. During this special time you are most receptive to the soul; you can clear the subconscious of wrong habits and impulses; and you can connect with the teachers and saints from all traditions. It is the best time to perform sadhana (spiritual discipline). VelaAmrit Vela , Aamrit Vela Literally "ambrosial time". It is the 2-1/2 hours before the rise of the sun. During this special time you are most receptive to the soul; you can clear the subconscious of wrong habits and impulses; and you can connect with the teachers and saints from all traditions. It is the best time to perform sadhana (spiritual discipline). Sach Na Vadai Vichar, Karmee Aveay Kapda, Nathri Mukkh Dwar"

Then you will be covered,

"Nanak Avey Jaaniey, Sab Apey Sechar"

I definitely know, everybody wants virtues, and I more particularly know, Sikh cannot be a Sikh without virtues. There is a one word in Sikhism called Swaya, one and a quarter. In our human race, in our walk of life, we have to be ourself plus a quarter plus, that's the fundamental. Same way I tell you people, in the west who have adapted Sikh Sikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. DharmaSikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Dharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. , your children will not be Sikh, if you give them not that quarter, if you not put that quarter in their conscious meter, they will not park at the station called Sikh Sikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. DharmaSikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Dharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. , I can bet with you, some of the parents are deadly wrong, and majority of the parents do not know how to raise their children, I have realized that.

A child, a friendship, a love, a relationship is all based on that quarter, one won't work, one is infinite, one is God, one has no dimension, that quarter works, Swaya, that's why it's a Sikh tradition, give a dollar and a quarter, or give five dollars or give hundred and one, something little more, than the zero, hundred and one, fifty-one, five dollars, not four, one and a quarter, even when GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. 's bow to another GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , when the installation happen, dho paise, two paisas, two pesos. So, there are basically practical traditions in Sikh Religion, which are our way day, daily life, to feel inspired.

Now, you can go to a Astrologer, he can tell you, your stars are retrograde, stars are forward, stars are up, stars are down, you can learn all about stars all your life. You can go to a Palmist, he can tell you your lines. You can go to a Psychic, he can going tell you, interpret your whole thing, if that is what you can afford to do, then God only bless you. If you allow another person to interpret your life, and you can't interpret your own life, you are way, way, way beyond from reality.

One thing in Sikh Religion is essential, self. Self plus quarter. Self is a virtue. Self is one, quarter is the prosperity, is the excessiveness, is the reality. Whenever you go to a lunch to talk to somebody, just make it a chance, I am going to talk to this person, one plus quarter. When you want to receive somebody, receive somebody, one plus quarter. When you deal with somebody, gesture somebody, project to somebody, project one plus quarter, just consciously doing for forty days, your life will change, you will start understanding and experiencing Sikh Religion. That's what GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. taught us, that's what GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. meant to be with us, that is what means, Ang Sang Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , my ego, is my ego, I am, I am, okay, then GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. is with me, that quarter, just feel that quarter, then GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. is with you, whether you are doing good and bad, I am not asking you to stop your bad habits, not at all, I want you when you do the bad thing feel GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. is with you, quarter, just a thought. I know you have not seen the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , and you are not going to see it, but thought is okay, just give yourself one thought at that time. I asked somebody, two days ago, I said, "How's life going?"

He said, "Totally changed.'

I said, "How you feel."

He said, "I feel damn condemned by myself."

I said, "What went wrong?"

He said, "Life is no good."

I said, "My God, you are answering like a, that a doomsday has hit you."

He said, "Yes, I am eating no meat, I am not drunk (?) anymore, I am started looking at work, I have found out I have lost in the last one year and a half, almost, one and a quarter million dollar, my taxes are this year due, I never cared last year, they are calling me, notices."

I said, "Wait a minute. You were alive last year?"

He said, "Yeah, I was alive, but you know, all the time I was living on a bottle, I was just like a baby. Anything hit me, I just took the bottle and just sunk myself in to it, that's how I was doing."

I said, "How now?"

He says, "It's horrible, it's miserable. I have seen my whole world blown over. What you have done to me this for?

I said, "I didn't do anything."

(Student laugh)

"All I told you is that whenever, you start thinking, think there is a quarter with you, somebody little extra with you, that is Ang Sang Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. ." I hope and feel that, we will put that tape Ang Sang Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. and entire Sangat will chant today. I'll like you to feel it, that little quarter with you. I like you to meditate, and I'll like you not to be rich and poor, bad and good, I like you to, built an understanding and we will provide you the music, we will provide you the words and the chant, and she is going to do it, he is going to do it plus we will put on the music too, it's a very modern chemical way of doing things. But give me forgiveness, it is Siri Ved, is never ready for the occasion...

Student: (------------)

YB: Ah!

Student: (---------------)

YB: Oh, he cannot have a tape which is required, so one of his, one of his classic beauty, who is okay, Siri Ved, knowledge of everything, except what is required at the time. Bear with me few minutes, I just want you to have this experience, because I had this experience this morning and, I will like to share, whether you can share that experience or not, or just we are just making it up, who knows. And we also should pray that Siri Ved should have a quick brain.

(Students laugh)

It's amazing. Siri Ved Veding...

(Tape Ang Sang Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , is played)

YB: (Over the tape) Get it on. Japo, japo.

(Tape stops)

Side B

We will go with you whole day, in your feelings. After all you are humans, you have feelings, and this feeling that Ang Sang Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , just that quarter part of you, is with you, try today and see, how the evening comes to you. You don't have to become perfect, you have to have just perfect feelings, for perfect opportunities to come for your prosperity, it's a very simple way of life, Sikh way is very qualified, scientific and artistic way, to live a perfect human life. Please understand, you have come to house of GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , now stay here and be with the program, and also the day, feel today, for one reason or the other, that "Ang Sang Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. ," God is with you, with every limb of you, Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa...

Students: Khalsa, Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh.

(HukamHukam An order from the Guru. is being read)

"Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa, Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh."

Student: Shlok, GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Amar Das Third Guru of the Sikhs. Amar DasGuru Amar Das Third Guru of the Sikhs. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. , Kabir, the door of salvation is narrow like the one tenth part of the mustard seed. How can a soul which has become bulky like an elephant pass through it.

Kabir, the door of salvation is narrow like the one tenth part of the mustard seed. How can a soul which has become bulky like an elephant pass through it.

If man meets such a GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , will become mightingly pleased, shows mercy, then spacious becomes the gate of salvation, and the soul can easily pass in and on.

Nanak the gate of salvation is very small, only he who is tiny, can pass through. Due to ego, the soul has become bulky, how can it pass through. By meeting the true GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , pride departs, and mortal is filled with the Divine light, this soul is then emancipated forever, and easily remains merged in God. PauriPauri Literally step or ladder. Refers to a particular poetic form used in Siri Guru Granth Sahib. , creating the world, the Lord has kept it in his way, through (?) the Lord is not attained, and the man wanders in the love of another. Meeting the true GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , man remains dead in life and knowing him, is absorbed in truth. Through the name ego is shed, and one unites in the God's union. The Lord knows and does everything Himself, beholding His creation, He Himself rejoices. Through the name ego is shed, and one unites in the God's union. The Lord knows and does everything Himself, beholding His creation, He Himself rejoices.

"Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa, Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh."

Students: "Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa, Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh."

Student: Say just what is...

(Students sing GurbaniGurbani Word of the Guru, Refers particularly to the words from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. )

(Tape "Ang Sang Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. ," is played)

(Tape stops)

Students chant: (SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. Siri Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Sahib JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. ... SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. Siri Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Sahib JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. ...SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. Siri Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Sahib JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. ...SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. Siri Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Sahib JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. ...)

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