Spiritual Pointers

• Call Maya ‘mata ji’ or penji/bhaji to avoid it.
• Doing Paath slowly gives greater laha. Also, greater russ.
• If you want guns (good qualities), then when you see other people see their guns and not their avguns (bad qualities). If we look at their avguns than that is what we will gain.
• All accounts must be settled before we will be allowed into Sach Khand. Think of the gate at Sach Khand as being run by an automatic system, nobody stands there to forgive your transgression. So those who have stolen even 50 cents will not be allowed in.
• Don’t give people shabds to achieve a particular aim in a direct manner. Say indirectly “maybe this shabd will help”… We are not at such a high avastha that our bachan (what we say) will automatically become complete. Doing it this way helps avoid a loss of faith from the person you are trying to help.
• Try not to have any wrong thoughts while doing Paath. Remember the Singh ji to whom the Guru was going to grant Guruship, but who instead was only granted a horse b/c that was what he was thinking about at the time. The Guru will make our desire complete, but not more.
• Before doing ardass for someone, take a Hukumnama for permission. Or do ardass with your question, and look up a random shabd on the net (for those of you who don’t have full access).
• Nindya/Chugli (slander/backbiting) decrease the laha of Paath.
• Eating the sangat’s leftovers is a pun (virtous deed). If we hoard the best food for ourself that will increase our lalch (greed). Just a note, that in the modern day, many faithless people come to sangat and who knows what they eat. Better to avoid this unless you know for sure someone is a proper follower of Gurmat marg.
• Do ardass before eating “Satnaam, Siree Waheguru Ji, Dhan Guru Ramdass Ji”, than He will eat the first bite.
• Seva (selfless service) with our hands is worth more than seva of donations b/c all maya belongs to the Guru anyways.
• Money that you donate that is used for bad purposes will actually be bad for you, not good.
• Thoughts in the darbar may be planted as new karms that must be completed in the next janam (lifetime). This is the kind of karm that cannot be erased by simran, but must come to fruition (pralabd karm) to some degree. we should do ardass for maafi for our gultiyaan and Guru ji can erase these seeds before they become pralabdh karam.
• If you meet a Sant and choose to test him or her, do not test him or her more than once. If the Sant passes your test, it’s important to ask for forgiveness.
• We can estimate our avastha from dreams that we have of Gursikhs and the Guru.
• Rajo and Tamo Gunn prevent shanti.
-By reducing spices and chutneys in our foods, and avoiding meat, we can reduce rajo and tamo gunns.
• In sangat, if we sit next to a Sikh with a high avastha, we can gain some of the kirpa that s/he is getting.
• Even spending time with bad sangat earns a person bad karma.
• While doing simran we should endeavor to see ourselves as soul. This will increase the laha (benefit) that we gain.

I learned these from Giani Takhur Singh ji’s katha.

2 responses to “Spiritual Pointers

  1. “Thoughts in the darbar may be planted as new karms that must be completed in the next janam (lifetime). This is the kind of karm that cannot be erased by simran, but must come to fruition (pralabd karm) to some degree.”

    could u elaborate on this note,,
    what does thoughts in the darbar mean? thoguhts that u have while sitting in the gurdwara?

    • Vir ji, I believe the seeds of pralabdh karam can be planted anytime, not just in the darbar. I don’t actually recall the katha from where I first heard this. But the point is that we should do ardass for maafi for our gultiyaan and Guru ji can erase these seeds before they become pralabdh karam.

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