Guruka Singh – The Five Challenges

Over the past many months we have received emails suggesting different topics for creating new videos with Guruka Singh and others. Last month I was able to sit down with Guruka Singh and record a bit more video. Feel free to email me with any other suggested topics for future videos.

The topic of the following video has to do with the so called "Five Challenges" (AKA: Lust, Anger, Greed, Pride and Attachment) and how one can deal with them.

If you have not seen the other videos with Guruka Singh (and others) you can watch them here.

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15 Responses to “Guruka Singh – The Five Challenges”

  1. Manminder Pabla says:

    I think Guruka Singh Ji went on to totally different topic in the middle on of the movie, on how to meditate and waking up early in the morning. Guruka Singh ji should should go in depth about these five challenges.

  2. I don’t think Guruka Singh was talking about waking up in the morning… but mentally “waking up” and being conscious of your mind and your thoughts.

  3. Jagvinder Singh says:

    awesome video, esp when i needed it the most. empty mind is the devil’s workshop, hope i can start following those examples in the video and start making positive decisions. thanks gurmustak singh and guruka singh.

  4. Gurpreet singh says:

    Hi Gurumustuk Singh,

    i was just wondering if you have any lectures by Siri Singh Sahib in video.

    If you don’t or can’t put it up, then its fine, it would be nice though.

    Gurpreet singh

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa, waheguru ji ki fateh

  5. UK Wala Singh says:

    “you have to practice your breath”…how does one do that? is this a reference to pranayams like anulom vilom or does Guruka Singh mean to meditate by focusing on your breathing?

  6. Guruka Singh says:

    Gurumustuk Singh is correct…..


    Wake up!
    Now is the time!
    Wake up!
    Time is running out!
    Wake up!
    Sing God’s praises and realize your destiny.
    Karma makes you sleepy.
    Dharma wakes you up.
    Wake up!
    Leave your errors behind you.
    Practice Raj Yoga.
    Now is the time!
    Wake up!

    Furmaan Khalsa p. 13

  7. Guruka Singh says:

    The breath is the key to controlling the mind. As you slow your breathing from the normal 16 breaths per minute, down to 8 breaths, then 4, then 2 and even 1 breath per minute (20 seconds inhale, 20 seconds hold, 20 seconds exhale) you bring your mind under your control and the agitated mind relaxes. Slow breathing can be practiced at any time, but to get down to 1 breath per minute, your body must be completely still.

    Man jeetai jag jeet!


  8. Kaur R says:

    Thanks, Guruka Singh.

  9. Jagvinder Singh says:

    jumps with esctatic joy. thanks guruka singh!

  10. mandeep singh says:

    Guruka Singh Ji,

    Maybe you could do a video or post called “Dealing with atheists” because we all come across people who don’t believe in God and some argue that religion is man made to oppress people and that you cant see, feel or hear god etc


  11. Prabhu Singh says:

    "some argue that religion is man made to oppress people and that you cant see, feel or hear god etc"

    If an atheist is open to discussion it might be worth your time, if not, there is no point in trying to convince somebody. There will always be manmukhs, who prefer their own limited minds, rather than putting trust in the infinite creator.

    Most religions are opressing people. Sikhs don't associate with religion we have Dharma (righteous living). Atheists might appreciate hearing that we don't follow religion. We have a proven way of life, which is a personal journey. In the Sikh Dharma all people are considered equal, in this way there is no controlling or 'opressing' people. Sikhs have always defended the opressed and stood strongly for righteousness.

    Anybody who says "you cant see, feel or hear god" must be blind, numb, and deaf. What do we see that isn't God? What do we feel that isn't God, what do we hear that isn't God? Nothing is separate from God. It is the limitations of a confused person or the purposeful distraction of a manmukh to deny God or to search somewhere for God. God is within us we don't need to go any where or do anything, there's no way we can ever be separate.

    There's no need to 'deal with atheists' unless they bring some kind of confrontation to you. Anybody who is willing to argue over religion is doing so because they have insecurities about their own belief. If an atheists starts to argue with you, just ask what their motivation is and what their beliefs are. A lot of atheists say they believe in "science," well in the Sikh Dharma science is not in conflict with our way of life. Furthermore the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is full of scientific realities that so called "modern science" has yet to discover or understand. If they say they don't believe in anything, ask them why they are arguing with you. I have met some people who's religion is argument. They won't admit that argument is their religion, but it is their daily ritual and their source of purpose in life.

    If you want to inspire somebody (atheist or not) ask them what they hold sacred. Everybody on this planet believes in something. When they reply with what is sacred (from their family to their science or whatever) just tell them that is equivalent to your belief in God. Their reverence for what is sacred is the reverence a Sikh has for everything (WaheGuru).

    • Phil says:

      Very well put.I had been an atheist for almost 30 years and just this year I found Sikhism.
      as a child I was raised as a catholic and went to catholic school but never felt a connection with the philosophy and practices of the religion.
      Funny thing was my house was always the gathering place for my family and we would always welcome anyone that wanted to join us for Holiday dinners or celebrations.It was only awkward when it came time to pray.Then one day at work (I work for the phone company)I got a job to repair the phone lines at the Gurdwara in my area that I had driven by hundreds of times.
      When I got there the Granthi should me where the telephone room was and though he spoke no english there was something peaceful about him that stayed with me after I left and prompted me to search the internet and learn about the Sikh way of life.

      • Phil says:

        I talked it over with my wife an she agreed we needed somethingin our lives to make us complete having a house cars and worldly goods just wasnt enough the thing we were missing was spirituality.We contacted the Gurdwara and they invited us whole hearttedly and have since been attending 2-3 sundays a month we have enjoyed the people we have met and the langar that was served and have been humbled on many occasions by the deep devotion exhibited by the people we have met.
        I still have alot to learn and sometimes it is difficult since I only speak english but I am studying the translations and trying to understand more everyday as I am very hungry for knowledge in this part of my life.
        . peace to all

  12. Sifar says:

    Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Nanak Dev Sahib jee Maharaaj has beautifully described in one line about “Dealing with atheists” in Aasa Dee Vaar; “Murkhae Naal Naa Lujheyee”.

    Like an atheists doesnot want to be convinced by anyone who believe in God, similarly a religious person doesnot have to believe or be influenced or be intimidated by an atheists. But it all comes down to how strongly a Sikh believes in WaheGuru (or God or what ever the name they use, for other religious people). The stronger the belief the lesser or no influence an atheists will leave on you.

    Bhai Prabhu Singh jee “Dharma” in Devnagri (Hindi) language stands for religion only. I believe Sikh may follow his dharma/religion living righteously, i.e. not just talk but live life by what he/she stands for.

  13. SIMPLE says: