Union Between Man and God

Essence of the Guru’s word and how Guru laid down the path of our union between man and God.

Here is a lecture from Gurdwara back in April 23, 2000 by Siri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogi ji. As always, it’s hard to write a specific theme or summary to the lectures. I have noticed that depending on what I am going through in life at the time I get different things when listening to them. Sometimes I am listening to it, but I’m not really hearing the words. The mind wanders and you don’t really take in the message. You know what I mean? He used to give a talk in Gurdwara just about every Sunday for the past 25+ years (along with many classes during the week) and you got used to hearing him…so sometimes you pay attention or sometimes your mind wanders. I always wondered how he could always have something interesting and inspiring to say when he spoke so much and so often. Would he ever run out of something to say? I doubt he did any preparation either, as it seemed to just flow out of the moment of what was happening at the time. He used to always tell all kinds of stories in the lectures relating to encounters with people. I guess when you counsel and help tons of people every day you probably encounter just about every time of situation and person.

I think there is a universal wisdom and knowledge through all time that one can tune into. Most of us don’t develop that sense, but the possibility is there. I think the more you meditate and develop your intuitive sense the more this knowledge and understanding comes to you naturally. You don’t get this from reading books or from scholarly means. So many Sikhs are overly intellectual and I think loose the essence and heart of things as a result.

When I meditate and have a solid "Sadhana" (Daily Discipline) I notice how things just come to me and I know things before they happen (I become more intuitive). It sometimes catches me by surprise though. When my daily practice is not as regular, or minimal, then I feel like life takes control and I get more stressed out in every day happenings. I really do notice a difference, but it is easy to forget, and easier to just take the short cut of not doing something for your soul and just turning on the TV, or sleeping. I remember times when I wasn’t meditating and one day I did a meditation and I had such an experience, that I thought to myself "Why don’t I do this every day?? Why did I stop?". The answer is all about maintaining some type of regular discipline in your life and not getting off track. Picking something that you can do EVERY DAY and be able to maintain. Some of us have a tendency to get "Gung Ho" and one day decide to do 20 things every day…but it is too much of a leap so can’t maintain it. My philosophy is "slow and steady" building over time.

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2 Responses to “Union Between Man and God”

  1. Sifar says:

    Bhai Gurumustak Singh jee…

    It is like all of a sudden becoming aware of ones physique and start doing a 5 mile on treadmill, riding a bike, doing bench press, all sorts of exersices but that is only for a small period of time and the it doesnt take time that one fall back on the regular schedule and there is no more exersice.

    It is like I always say, for a Sikh meditation shold be like exersicing where by you just dont exersice for 1/2 hour or an hour or two… You incorporate exersice into your life. It is like instead for taking the elevators, one climbs a few flights of stairs; walk down to the corner store instead of getting in your car. like wise, meditation, or Simran as I like to call it should always be going on in the back of a Sikhs mind. But to get to that stage where Simran becomes a part of your life takes a long way, at least for a person like me.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Fateh Gurumustukh,

    You are correct sometimes we start to run before we can walk! For someone that has recently started to do sadhana (Since November hopefully forever too) as in waking up early doing ishnaan and doing nitnem. If I ever wake up late and am not able to medidate/do nitmen for as long as I usually do it does make a big difference throughout the day – I guess having the consciousness of knowing that you feel incomplete due to not feeding your soul is a good sign.

    The thing is it doesn’t require much effort it just becomes a routine like brushing your teeth something you dont need to decide every morning whether to do it not but know you must do everyday day in day out.

    Sifar – what an excellent point about the taking stairs instead of elevator, I can relate to this so much its quite amazing sometimes how a few changes to your days decisions make such a big impact on simran.

    Thanks for posting another lecture from Siri Singh Sahib, you should have seen the smile on my face (and fist punching the air) in happiness knowing I have another lecture to listen on my mp3 player!

    Rab rakha,

    Avtar Singh