Shri Sukhmani Sahib grants Protection from Black Magic

Although long, this article is well worth reading. It discusses how Sukhmani Sahib grants protection from black magic, other people’s jealousy, and harmful spirits and more.


Introduction / Prologue

First Feature:
By reciting the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib daily, with devotion one accomplishes 24,000 breaths successfully.

Second Feature
The scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib Acts like a very strong fort, it fortifies and protects from kalyug (deceitful era).

Third Feature
The scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib cures one of the diseases of the body.

Fourth Feature
The scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib frees one from the cycle of rebirth.

Fifth Feature
The scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib can change our deeds or our fate.

Sixth Feature
The scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib changes the behavior of a third person, by changing his thought process. (If a person has demonly thought condition then it changes his thought process to Godliness.)

Seventh Feature
If we want to overcome our vices but are unable to do so, then increase the recitation of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib and the Guru Sahib will take upon himself to remove your vices.

Eighth Feature
The scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib protects one from witchcraft, black magic, ghosts and spirits, superstitions and from others being envious of you.

Ninth Feature
The scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib protects our honor also.

Introduction / Prologue

The savior of the world, jewel of the Sodhi dynasty, He, Himself the Almighty, identified as the Lord, Sahib Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharajah, came to this world in the form of a human being, only to shower His benevolence upon its people. He is very soft-hearted and tender towards humanity, so much so, that His heart always beats for the welfare of society, His heart leaps out to any and everybody, whosoever, is in suffering.

If one was to count the benevolence showered by Him, he would be dumbstruck and would feel “Satguru, nobody can be like you, only you are you.” He has conferred infinite blessings on us; so many of us have benefited, so many of us are benefiting and many more will continue to benefit.

Guru Sahib’s tender heart melted and He blessed the ‘Sarovar’ of ‘Taran Taraan sahib’ with the strength to cure all, who ever concentrates upon His ‘daya drishti’ and takes a holy dip in this sacred pond gains freedom from his ailments related to the skin, be it leprosy or any skin disease, the physical pain subsides and he is cured, such is His power.

‘Gurudwara Maldi Sahib’ situated near Jalandhar on Nakodar Road, has been blessed by Him, with the power to cure anyone suffering from joint pains, anyone just by being present over here physically, will get cured of joint pains, such is His mercy.
Not only this, He has given to us the ‘Sahib Shri Guru Adi Granth Sahib’; ‘Shri Sukhmani Sahib’; ‘Gurudwara Santokhsar’ in Amritsar; the unique honor of ‘Shri Harimandir Sahib’ bestowed upon the Sikh community. So much so, He sacrificed Himself so that humanity could live in harmony. As Baba Nand Singh Ji said, that who knows what adversity was to fall upon this world; what fire was to blaze at that time, when the Master of time, the fifth light of Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the One who knows all, and who could not bear to see anyone suffering, took all the pain on Himself, and saved the world from this terrible fire. When you will realize this then your heart will overwhelm with love, then you will want to be of use, even giving up your life will seem insufficient to you; it will seem less. We can never repay Sahib Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji for the countless blessings He has bestowed upon us.

Baba Nand Singh Ji said, “All fathers get gifts for their children, some get fruit; some get wealth; some get clothes; but our father, Sahib Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, has for us “Dhur Ki Bani” (meaning the divine voice from heaven). He has the holy Gurbani for us. He has done a great favour to us by giving us this blessing. He has uplifted the spiritual strength and welfare of the whole world through Gurbani. To cure the pain and suffering; to arouse compassion; Sahib Shri Guru Nanak Dev came in the fifth house as the benevolent Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. He gave the ambrosial Shri Sukhmani Sahib to the world, which is static and is there with us for keeps. This Bani takes care of us, gives us peace, not only in this world but in the next world as well. It even guides us to salvation. By reciting the Sukhmani Sahib daily we are blessed:

“Eh lok sukhiya perlok suhalae
Nanak har prabh aphae mela.” (Ang….292)

No matter how much I appreciate this precious treasure given to us by the Guru, it is a fact and not heresy that whosoever has taken recluse in it, he maybe of any religion, caste or creed, he may have recited the scripture of Sukhmani Sahib with his mind and body or just read it; the Bani has helped him and has improved this world and the next world for him.

The scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib has been composed by Sahib Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Gurudwara “Manji Sahib” near Ramsar in Shri Amritsar Sahib. It has been composed in ‘Raag Gauri’ This Bani is located in the Sahib Guru Granth Sahib from Ang 262 to 296.

There are 24 Ashtpadis in it; each ashtpadi has 8 paudis. Each paudi has 10 sentences; only in the first paudi 2 sentences of ‘rahao’ are more, they are:

“Sukhmani sukh amrit prabh naam
Bhagat jaana ka man bisram; rahao.”

This couplet is the basic of this scripture, the remaining Bani is in simple interpretation. The present era or yug is the time of ‘kalyug’ it is a time of deceit. Sahib Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji must have paid dearly to be able to give this treasure to us. Immeasurable greatness lies in this Bani. The understanding varies from one individual to another, it is endless. In an effort, so that maximum number of people can benefit through this Bani, the Almighty has blessed Bhai Guriqbal Singh Ji to be able to bring to light, from the Immeasurable Treasure, the Nine blessings or characteristic features of Shri Sukhmani Sahib and pen it down in the form of a book. His only desire is that by the grace of God every child, youth, adult falls in love with this Bani and thus, wants to recite it with full concentration, daily.

Eighth Characteristic Feature of Shri Sukhmani Sahib :

The scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib protects one from witchcraft, black magic, ghosts and spirits, superstitions and from others being envious of you.

In today’s world, envy and jealousy are reigning supreme. Those who are ignorant cannot see or tolerate others hard work and progress. In today’s era, such people are uncountable, who are not troubled because of their troubles but are troubled because of others happiness. A person, who has not been to religious congregations and has not enjoyed the Sangat of wise people, is perpetually stuck in such feelings; such people’s heart is always burning with why someone is progressing whereas I am where I was or why is someone happy when I am not, they feel jealous all the time. Just remember a small truth, that is, that the people who are jealous of your happiness and welfare are none other than your own relatives or your blood relations. Do not get annoyed but this is the truth that these people are the ones, who are really close to you.

Do not get disheartened on reading this; instead take shelter in the invaluable scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib, given to us by Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. If you have the support of the scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib, then it even protects you from those people, who are envious of you. If you keep the security of the scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib i.e. recite the scripture daily with love, faith and devotion; then whosoever may try to conspire against you, the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib will protect you against it.

The house of the Guru or the Guru preaches us to do good, our actions should be good. When you do good, automatically you are praised for it, you are glorified. When one gets glory, then it is someone from the near and dear ones who is unable to tolerate it, nobody from outside but someone from within, he further plans to cause destruction.

Today’s era, is the era of the kalyug, it is at its peak, and therefore, jealousy and enviousness are highly influencing people. If someone progresses even slightly towards prosperity or maybe that one progresses towards Gurbani, he starts meditation and concentration then people who are really close to him will begin to feel envious, they will be unable to tolerate it. (I have seen people going to extreme of not wishing each other when they meet because they are from opposite institutes (taksal), they do not realize that the basic of all the institutes is the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This does not mean that out of fear of resentment of such people you stop your good actions. Be strong and do good, at the same time barricade yourself with the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib. Then nobody can harm you, no covetousness can harm you, you will continue to progress.

There is a ‘kirteniya’ (one who sings hymns in the praise of the Lord). He sings melodiously, there is a lot of sweetness in his singing. I really liked one of his qualities, I was deeply impressed. I am presenting this quality to you, after reading it, try to imbibe it. This kirteniya has made a rule for himself that whenever he sings the praises of the Lord (Kirtan) anywhere, after the completion of the Kirtan, he makes it a point to recite a scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib before eating anything. After having sung the hymns, he recites the scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib to barricade himself from the peoples envy and thank the Lord that He has granted him this service of doing Kirtan.

(There is a distinction in this. Those who are not aware when they do good Kirtan or they do good katha or they do any good action then their pride overtakes them and their ego gets inflated; they desire that after katha Kirtan, they should be looked after and served. This varies from one individual nature to another, some kirteniyas are happy to be served after Kirtan, they want that someone should massage their feet, rub oil or do any other act of service; just remember one fact that such acts of taking service from others, make you lose your earnings in your practice of Kirtan. That’s why, he who is a Gursikh, who is wise, he protects himself from taking such service, only if it is of utmost urgency then only get served.)

There is another unknown person, a ‘paathi’(a person who reads and recites the scripture of the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) reads the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji for 2-3 hours, then gets served. Now there is a lot of difference between this paathi and that kirteniya. This paathi is ignorant, ego has gone to his head, and he feels that he has recited the scripture so he should be served, on the other hand the kirteniya, who is aware, recites the scriptures and thanks the Lord that God allowed him to serve by singing the hymns. By doing this he is fencing his fame, this will help him and protect him from people who are jealous of him or those who out of jealousy will try to bring harm to him but will be unable to do so.

This is with reference to all that if someone in his happiness and prosperity, who has been blessed with honour and fame, takes the shelter of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib, then this scripture protects him from the jealous world. I am amazed, there is a phrase in the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji :

‘avkhed sabha kitien nindek ka daru nahi’ (Ang…315)

Avkhed means medicine, Satguru says that all sorts of medicines have been made on this earth for all cures but alas there is no medicine to cure a malignant person, to stop him from malignancy. At the same time, at one place in the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji there is a purport that:

‘nindek gur kirpa ta hatyo’ (pg714)

Take the message, he, who has the treasure of Gurbani and the Gurus blessings then malignant and defaulters stay away from such a person.

Both the above said phrases are from the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. One phrase states that there is no medicine for a malignant person, to cure him of this disease. The other purports that by the grace of God, one can get cured of this disease/habit. Guru has mercy only on those who are united to Gurbani.

There is a family in Amritsar, they are three brothers, and they had a joint business. They did not get along with each other. Their father requested me to help them to divide the business equally amongst the three of them, lest they lose everything by going to the courts. When the business was divided amongst the three of them, their wealth was divided equally, there were a few shops, they were allocated and each of them got around Rs.2 lakhs cash. After a few days, since they had parted ways, one of the brothers came to me early in the morning at 7 a.m., he had brought a pack of sweets with him and he told me that he had bought a new car.

For some time, I looked at the car then I looked at him, he said, “I have bought a new car and instead of congratulating me, you are repeatedly looking at the car and then at me.” I said, “You are very happy at your purchase of a new car whereas I am thinking sooner or later you are going to be accused.” He said, “Accused? For what?” I told him, “I was the one who had got your business divided equally between the three of you, each of you had got Rs. 2 lakh cash, barely a month has passed, since the partition, and today you have bought a car worth Rs. 3 lakhs. Your brothers are going to point finger at you, they are going to feel that when the business was joint then you must have cheated by taking the money from the moneybox. This they are going to think because each one of you got Rs 2 lakh each and that money got absorbed in your respective business then how could you manage to buy a new car worth Rs. 3 lakhs.” He said, “I have only paid cash down payment of Rs.50,000 the remaining money has to be paid in monthly installments.” I said, “Maybe what you are saying is right, it is true; but they are sure to accuse you.”

After listening to me he also started thinking. He said, “now what should I do? The children were insisting on buying a car, it used to be difficult to go to Gurudwara Sahib also.” I advised him to take the car home; the whole family should get together and recite 113 scriptures of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib, till the scripture has been recited for the said number of times the car was not to be taken out of the house. You do not have to return it but before doing anything else, you have to build a fence, the blessings which have been bestowed on us by our Gurus, make use of them. First, the whole family get together and recite 113 scriptures of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib, then take the car to Shaheeda Sahib Gurudwara, at the doorstep of Baba Deep Singh Ji, offer Degh and recite the prayer.” I further said, “I am confident that when you will have recited 113 scriptures in addition to your daily recitation of the scriptures, then take out the car, then the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib will protect you from evil eyes.” Meaning, anything may happen, nobody will pay attention to it, it maybe just like bluffing everyone, the scripture will protect you from jealous people as the fence of the scripture will be erected. Otherwise envious people always look for an opportunity to defame others.

He agreed to my advice and left, within 5-6 days he returned and he claimed that the whole family had got together and recited 113 scriptures of Shri Sukhmani Sahib. They were five family members, since a new thing was lying at home, they were eager to use it at the earliest. I was very pleased that he had heeded my advise and I told him so, now take the car to Shaheedan Sahib Gurudwara and offer Degh over there, I am sure that the boundary that you have drawn with the recital of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib, it will protect you from those who are jealous of you.

Believe me that both his brothers did not even pay any attention that he had bought a new car or how did he buy it? It was like the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib gave a strong fence and nobody thought about it.

If anybody is blessed with a baby boy after 7-8 years, to protect the child from evil eyes some smear a black dot on the child, this they do to protect the child from those who are jealous of them. A person who has been blessed with a child with great difficulty, often says that the child cries to much, or falls sick very quickly, because of some peoples evil eyes; there is no need to feel scared of people who are envious of you, take refuge in the blessings bestowed upon you by your Father, in the form of the scriptures. If the mother takes the child in her lap and recites only six Ashtpaadis of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib daily, no one can harm the child. Those who are jealous will become helpless.

Understand the depth, in today’s era; jealousy prevails in a very big way. Whenever you are blessed with success and happiness, maybe in any aspect or field, whether it is through the house of the God, or through your meditation, or through concentration and naam jap, or for singing the praises of the Lord or it is worldly/materialistic success, maybe gain of wealth and treasures, success in business or your child makes you proud, whatever happiness you get, guard it with the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib, positively. This will protect you of jealous people.

(Baba Ji also used to say that while flying the kite, if you are flying a big kite then the ball of the thread that is supporting it should also be big, meaning as you rise in life, so you should increase the output of the recitation of the scriptures, then you will further prosper and enjoy your success lest there is a possibility of falling down.)

This world is contradictory. Nobody can tolerate anybody’s success, progress or happiness. Some time back, we had to go to another city for the recital of Kirtan; we were unable to get a train to return back. We had to reach Amritsar on time, as there was recital over here as well. I have a friend over there, he is a gurmukh, he told me that I could take his personal car, since he had to visit Amritsar in a day or two, when he would come he would take it back. There was no other way out, so we returned in his car. It was a big car, worth Rs.15 lakhs. Next day when we had to go for the recital, we drove out in the same vehicle.

We were still in the colony, when a person remarked that I had bought a real big car. I narrated the whole incident to him and told him that it was not my car. We had barely moved a short distance that I ran into a relative, since I was driving the car, he would look at the car then he would look at me, he was so much taken aback that he forgot to even wish. Heart of hearts it was difficult for him to digest this sight. I quickly rolled down the window glass and told him that it was not my car. Now my companions said, “let us leave this car back home and let’s go in our own small car.” I also felt that that was the right thing to do because whosoever will see will think that it is my car, and that I had made money on the sly out of Kirtan. Meaning nobody can bear others happiness, progress or success.

If you start a new business, or open up a shop, or put up a factory, or setup a showroom, or build a bungalow, or buy a new car, it will be an exceptional person who will be happy in your happiness (from his heart). Only he will be happy, who loves you truly from his heart, otherwise, majority cannot bear to see others happiness.

Some people, who are not aware, to save themselves from others jealousy hang lemon and chilies in order to ward off jealousy; some hang a black threaded braid; still others put up a mask in the form of an ugly face. They believe that these things will save them of evil eyes.

Oh dear ones, the Almighty your father has given you the treasure, take its support. Whenever God blesses you with a new factory, new bungalow, new showroom, new car, new shop, then for 2 months or 5 months or a year increase the recitation of the scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib in addition to your daily recital. I am confident that this scripture is so blessed that it is like the ambrosia, it will protect you from evil eyes and jealous people.

There is a Gurmukh Sikh from Amritsar; he had a small shop of plywood. He established a new factory on Taran Taran Road. He requested us to do Kirtan over there. When we reached over there for the program I was surprised, it was a massive place, and one could not see the other end of the factory. At least a hundred workers were working inside. I said, “You had a small shop, you managed to establish a real big place out of it. How come?” he said, “it is the grace of the God Almighty, He has planned out all this.”

I told him not to get annoyed with me, if I told him that not many people are going to be happy in his happiness. He asked me that what could be done about it. I said, “Either you or your brother, should daily, sit on the chair in your office and recite one scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib. Then nobody will be able to harm you, otherwise, jealous people are not going to be able to tolerate that you have been able to establish such a big factory out of a small shop.”

This is a characteristic feature of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib that it protects us from jealous people. Just remember one fact that only that person cannot tolerate to see others rise and shine, or become famous, only he is envious and in pain who has not experienced the company of a Mahapurush. These knots of envy prevail in him, whose mind has not yet awakened. The one who is enlightened, is happy in others happiness, he is happy in others progress because he is aware that the actual aim of our life is:

‘Bhei perapt manukh dehuriya
Gobind milen ki eh teri beriya’ (Ang…12)

He does not build walls of jealousy with anyone. He has become calm, tranquil, poised; he has risen above panic, jealousy and envy, he is happy in everyone’s welfare. He does not do bad for anyone, neither does he think bad for anyone nor does he keep grievances in his mind against anyone. The one who enjoys the company of Sadsangat his life is different from the life of the ordinary people. He does not let his mind be influenced by bad deeds and thoughts. He keeps his mind away from envy, distrust, slander, jealousy, malign or to think bad of others or of bad deeds; although jealousy and envy are the order of the day; he has risen above this because he enjoys the Sangat of Mahapurush, hence these bad thoughts do not enter his mind. He becomes aware that jealousy and bad thoughts are negative qualities that should be avoided.

I would like to bring home one thought over here that, to be jealous of others or to think ill for others or to do bad for others has its adverse effects; for the person who acts in such a manner his meditation or practice of naam jap or recitation of scriptures, all goes in vain, it is wasted; moreover, he who thinks bad for others or does bad for others or is resentful, he is heading for his own destruction. As there is a fable:

A frog lived with his companions in a pond, but he was very jealous of his friends. He befriended a snake, and promised him that daily he would bring one of his companions, on a pretext to the snake and the snake could then devour him. Daily he followed this routine. One by one the snake ate all the companions of the frog. The frog was very pleased but the snake stopped getting any frog to eat as all had been killed. One day when the frog went to meet his friend, the snake, he was so desperate that he pounced at the frog.

The frog requested the snake to leave him, he said that he was the snakes friend, why was he eating him. The snake retorted that he could not be true to his companions, how did he expect him to be his friend. Having said this the snake consumed that frog as well. The message is loud and clear that those who act badly towards others, they also meet ill-fate.

I would like to narrate another tale, so that we resolve in our hearts that we are not going to do bad for anyone, we are not going to be envious of anyone.

Once a king told the wise scholars that who would recite an excellent Shlok to him would get five gold coins as a reward. One of the scholars recited an outstanding Shlok, the king was very pleased, he told the scholar to daily recite an exceptional new Shlok to him and to take his reward of five gold coins. The scholar would come daily, recite a brilliant Shlok, the king in turn would sign the paper for five gold coins which the scholar would later collect from the treasury.

The sentry who was posted at the doors of the palace on guard used to get annoyed that he was guarding the palace from morning to night and was getting only one gold coin, whereas this scholar recites the Shlok in five to seven minutes and takes away five gold coins. Heart of hearts he began nurturing jealousy against the scholar; he started planning against the scholar.

One day the sentry told the scholar that the king had told him that when the scholar recited the Shlok foul smell came from his breath, hence he should wrap a cloth on his mouth and then recite the Shlok. The scholar agreed to it. He said that in the future he would do like that. On the other hand, the sentry went to the king and told him that the scholar had become very egoistic that he told him that when he recited the Shlok to the king, he could smell foul breath coming from the king, so from next day he would wrap his face and then recite the Shlok. On hearing this the king was furious.

Next day when the scholar went to the palace with his face wrapped up, seeing him covering his face the king raged with anger, he did not listen to the Shlok, instead he signed on the paper and handed it to the scholar. The scholar took the paper and thought that today the king had signed on the paper for the gold coins without even listening to the Shlok. He thought that he should give the paper to the sentry, so he handed over that paper to the sentry.

When the sentry took the paper and approached the soldiers of the treasury thinking that today he would get the gold coins, the soldiers caught hold of him and cut off his tongue, as the paper which the king had signed today was not for gold coins. On that paper there was an order from the king that the tongue of the bearer of the paper be clipped off.

The reason to narrate this tale, is simple, is to learn a lesson. We are Gursikhs. We are going to try and follow the path shown to us by our Satguru. Our Gurus in their lifetime have not had enmity with anyone, hence setting an example to us. When you read the history of the Gurus, you will see that innumerable people were envious of them but none of the Gurus answered them in the same coin, instead the Gurus asked for their welfare.

One day, somebody asked me, “Bhai sahib, the Sikh of the Guru does not wish ill for anyone, he does not hold enmity with anyone because Guru Nanak has blessed his Sikhs to wish for everyone’s welfare; but if anyone is envious of the Sikh of the Guru, desires for his destruction or someone does witchcraft/black magic on him, then what should the Sikh do?”

My heart swelled with pride for Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, He is so benevolent, He has done such a great favour on us, human beings, by blessing us with this heavenly scripture. This scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib protects us from witchcraft, ghosts and spirits and from being superstitious. I would like to bring about a clarification over here that many people say that there is nothing like witches, ghosts and spirits; everyone is entitled to his own point of view but when one reads the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib there is a phrase :

‘Kai kot bhoot pret sukar mrigach’ (Ang…276)

That means there are such things also.

When Guru Amardas Ji went to Goindwal, it was inhabited by ghosts and spirits. Guru Sahib in order to populate this place, stated that whosoever settles down over here then these evil spirits will not bother him. Even Guru Tegh Bahadur Jis mention of Anandpur Sahib informs that such things exist.

The previous name of Anandpur Sahib was ‘Makhowal’ which was after the name of a monster, (when Guru Gobind Singh Ji in his childhood, went to this place; when for the first time he stepped on this land, then Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji said it was heavenly, that bliss will be distributed over here, people will enjoy happiness over here, henceforth, this land will be known as Anandpur).

I have narrated this incident to confirm that these things exist. One day, the demon Makhowal came and stood in front of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and he said, “I have 700 disciples, we live here but ever since you have taken this place, your Sikhs recite the scriptures of Gurbani and we cannot survive where Gurbani is recited. From wherever we hear Gurbani, we have to leave that place and go ahead.” So these things do exist. Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji in compassion had said, “You go and dwell in Sirhind, when I come in my tenth form, then you will also gain salvation.”

There is another incident from the time of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, this happened with Bhai Prehlad Singh, which proves that such things exist. One day Bhai Prehlad came running and panting he reached Satguru, he said, “Satguru, I was going to the toilet, when I saw that an evil spirit had caught hold of this person.” Satguru saw with His divine sight and said, “The person you are talking about, whom an evil spirit had caught hold off, this person has never recited the scripture of Japu Ji Sahib. These things are made for such people who do not connect themselves to the Gurbani.”

These things definitely exist, but if you recite the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib in your house, then these things are unable to cause any effect. Baba Nand Singh Ji used to say, “ the house in which, the day begins with the recitation of the scripture of Japu Ji Sahib, followed by Jaap sahib, Tavprasad Sawiya, Chaupai Sahib and Anand Sahib; where daily the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib is recited; in that house there is no place for witchcraft or ghosts and spirits even in the garbage bin. It is not that these things do not exist, they do, and it is only that Gurbani is stronger than witchcraft, ghosts and spirits. There is a statement in ‘Suraj Prakash’:

‘Jantar mantar pun tanter mahan
Bhot pret ta daint balwan’

Those who have undertaken the study of witchcraft/black magic, they use this knowledge for the destruction of others but if you love the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib then this knowledge cannot work its destruction on you, nobody can harm you.

There is a devotee in the congregation that is held at Amritsar. He has a wood lumber mill near Sultanwind Gate. The serial of recitation of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib for eight days was taking place at his residence. When he told me what they went through at that time, I was surprised.

The weekly series of the recitation of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib was taking place at this person’s house. One evening, when he was returning home from the lumber mill, at that time the labourer who used to smoothen the wooden planks on the saw, when he reached near the gate, his saw got stuck over there. The labourer pulled the saw behind to see why had it got stuck over there, he saw that a piece of wood was buried over there. He pulled the wood out of there and saw that there was pit that had been dug over there. He felt that something was buried in the pit. He put the mud aside and saw that something was wrapped in a cloth – vermillion, a black threaded braid, barley seeds, some other things related with black magic were in it.

This labourer went to their house and told the family members what he had discovered. When they reached the spot and saw everything for themselves then they were also surprised. Try and understand the depth of the whole thing. Somebody who was jealous of them had tried to be bad to them but the continuous flow of the recitation of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib that was taking place at their home, the flow of Gurbani saved them before any destruction could be caused. Such a way was created that before these things could cause destruction they were discovered.

The reason for narrating this incident which happened with someone is only that if anyone out of envy wants to bring a loss to a Sikh and if this Sikh is united to Shri Sukhmani Sahib, then the attacks of the envious person are futile and unsuccessful.

In Amritsar Dab Basti Ram there is a soap factory, owned by Trilochan Singh. The journalist of the ‘Anand Chamatkar’, Bhai Gurmukh Singh Ji narrated this incident, that Trilochan Singh’s factory was flourishing but suddenly it started running into loss.(When a persons affluent business starts running into loss, then he only knows how it hurts.) He began incurring such massive loss that his honoured family in no time landed into bankruptcy. Whatever, work he put his hand into would turn to ashes. He was facing loss in all aspects. Gradually, whatever he had saved also got exhausted. All the money was blocked. The family landed into a very pitiable state.

They were acquainted with a Mahapurush. They went to the Mahapurush and told him about their pathetic state, the Mahapurush suggested that all the members of the family get together and during daytime recite the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib, let the recitation be continuous without a break, when one scripture is completed, immediately begin the next, this recitation should carry on for forty days. After every week offer the Degh and recite the prayer. The family obeyed and started the continuous recitation of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib.

After a week had passed by, since they had started the recitation of the scripture, he borrowed Rs. 20000-25000 from somebody; he bought the ingredients required to make soap, like – oil, caustic soda etc. he put it in a big cauldron, in order to prepare soap. He lit the fire underneath, so that as soon as the soap is prepared he will be able to sell it but God Almighty’s doing, the cauldron got burnt causing a big hole, through which all the ingredients ran out, into the fire and turned into ashes. Before also he had suffered heavy loss, he had borrowed this twenty five thousand rupees thinking of re-beginning his work, that also turned to dust, leaving him under a further debt.

Some family members even went to the extreme of saying that the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib, instead of helping them out had landed them into a deeper mess.
They went to the Mahapurush and told him what had transpired. He told them not to lose heart and further added that there must be some blessing in disguise because the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib always works for the best and not for the worst. He said that he was confident that the Lord had saved them of some misfortune that was going to take place, He has protected you. It had only been a week since they had started the recitation of the Gurbani, he urged them to complete the recitation for forty days, and Guru Sahib will be benevolent. The Mahapurush had his own earning in the practice of naam jap, his statement was powerful, the whole family continued with the recitation. Somebody recited with faith, whereas somebody recited for the sake of recitation, but all kept reciting.

The head of the family again made some arrangement of money, to make preparation to again make soap. He got a new cauldron made and thought of digging out the furnace and plastering it all over again, since the fireplace had been damaged when last time the ingredients had run out of the cauldron. When he uprooted the furnace underneath it was a pot. He was very surprised to see an earthen pot, amazed he thought how did the pot land under the kiln. When he took out the earthen pot, opened it and found that there were a few things inside it, wrapped in different bundles. When he opened the wrapped bundles, he saw that the names of all the family members were written inside them.

He took the earthen pot with its contents to the Mahapurush and showed it to him. Mahapurush in turn showed all this to a learned person, who had knowledge of witchcraft and black magic. He informed them that these spells that had been cast in this manner could have even brought destruction to the family members.

Mahapurush told the family members, “since, you have started the continuous recitation of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib in your house followed by Ardas (prayer), it has protected you from the calamity that was about to fall on you, this scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib has protected your whole family. Now begin your business with a new perspective but keep one thing in mind, always keep the guard of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib in your house. Do not ever leave the recitation of the scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib, if you do so then nobody can cause you harm.” This family got connected to the scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib forever. Today, with the grace and blessing of Shri Sukhmani Sahib this family is rolling in millions.

See, where there is no Gursikhi, how people to destroy others are stuck up in witchcraft and black magic. If these things benefit someone then they bring a loss to the other person. But Gursikhi is great, because the Sikh of the Guru always asks for everyone’s welfare, he does not believe in causing harm to the other person for his benefit.

This is the world; it is the era of the kalyug, which is in its full glory. Hence, it is natural for people to feel envious of each other. If we look at the history of the Guru Sahibs, even they have been envied. If you read the history of Shri Guru Angad Dev Ji, you will see that Guru Nanak Dev Ji told Guru Angad Dev Ji to go and settle in Khadoor Sahib, as sons would be envious if he stayed on. If you read the history of Shri Guru Amardas Ji, you will realize that Shri Guru Angad Dev Jis son, Datu was very envious of Shri Guru Amardas Ji, so much so, one day while sitting in the religious congregation, he took out his leg and kicked Shri Guru Amardas Ji.

Prithvi Chand was so envious of Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji; it was out of envy that he made so many attempts to get Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib killed. Even Dhirmal told Shiha Masand to shoot Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji, out of jealousy. This is all the cause of envy and resentment.

These envious people did not spare great saints like Naamdev and Kabir, so who are we? It is the nature of the human being residing in this world to feel envious. But we are blessed that our Father has given us a diamond, an invaluable gem, take its support, keep your houses protected with its fencing, keep your houses fortified with its scripture.

This is the eighth characteristic feature of the priceless treasure granted to us by Satguru that the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib protects us from witchcraft, black magic, superstitions and envious people. If somebody out of envy has resorted to cause destruction, it will be futile; it will be ineffectual upon that house where the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib is recited.

I met a person from Ludhiana; he told me that it had been a year since his father had gone to the shop. His father felt scared at the shop so he did not feel like going to the shop. I asked him that if he was being treated or not. He said that they had taken him to 3-4 learned people; they had even gone to a Dera, where they open the hair and give ‘chaunki’ (I do not think it is wise to give the name of this Dera.) but it was of no use because it did not improve his condition. I asked him what did the learned men say. He told me that they had mixed some medicine in the water and made his father drink it which resulted into his vomiting, then the learned men said that somebody had given him tabeez to eat but now that he had vomited, it was out of his system. He would be healthy soon. He further added that the work had been completed and they should give the money. Many days had passed since this incident but there was no improvement in his father’s condition. He requested me to tell a way out.

I told him that I did not give my wares cheap. I told him that first he should recite fifty one scriptures of Shri Sukhmani Sahib then I would tell him what was to be done. After about 14-15 days his father rang up, I thought they would ask me for an appointment, when they could meet. But I was surprised when he said that his work was done, that he had even started going to the shop. He said the fear that had set in his mind of going to the shop, the feeling of anxiety that he used to have of going to the shop; he had overcome that worry, that apprehension, that hesitation. This had happened because of his recitation of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib. He said by the time he had recited the scripture for about 14-15 times, he had started feeling at harmony from within. My mind echoed with – great is the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib. Great is Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji.

Such is the blessing of the scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib; Shri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji has filled it with immeasurable greatness. The house, in which the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib resides, blessed is that house because Guru Sahib, Himself blesses that house and keeps it secure from witchcraft, black magic, superstition, ghosts and spirits, and all bad things.

Superstitions prevail where there is no place for Gurbani. The scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib frees one of superstitions. If you are going somewhere and someone voices you from behind, then your work is not going to be successful; or if the cat has crossed your path then your work is not going to succeed; or if you are going to take your money from someone and someone sneezes then you are not going to get your money; these are all superstitions. I am writing with confidence, with my faith in the scriptures that if you recite the Gurbani, if you have the security of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib then if anyone sneezes or a cat crosses your path or someone voices you from behind, nothing is going to be able to stop your work from succeeding.

Just a few days back, we were driving down somewhere by our own vehicle. My companions were accompanying me. One of our companions was reciting the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib loudly; he knew the scripture by heart. A cat crossed the road just in front of our car.

One of our companions, who was young believed in superstitions, he said that since the cat had crossed over in front of our vehicle, just hope that we do not bring any loss upon ourselves. I wanted him to overcome his superstition so in satire; I told him that if the cat after crossing over in front of you crosses over again then actually the cat has crossed your way. This is not crossing over because the cat has crossed over only once. He said, “I thought if the cat crosses your path once then your way is cut.”

Whatever task we put our hand into was accomplished with a lot of ease and without obstacles, by the grace of God everything went of well. When we returned then to remove the superstition from this persons mind I asked him, “you were saying that if a cat crosses your path then you do not succeed in the work you are going to do, that there could be some loss but all our works have been completed successfully with great ease, by the grace of God, there was no difficulty nor was there any loss.” He said, “You, yourself had said that if the cat crosses your path once then it’s not cut but if it crosses over again then your way is cut.” I told him, “you are very naïve; I wanted to rid you of your superstition that is why I had said the opposite.”

In reality, all those people who are superstitious, they believe that if the cat crosses your path it cuts your way, if it crosses over it is considered inauspicious, but if it crosses over again, and comes back then the path is clear, then everything would go of smoothly. Actually, the cat had crossed our path but since the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib was being recited in our vehicle and where there is Shri Sukhmani Sahib there is no place for superstitions.

Baba Ishwar Singh used to say, “ if anybody makes it a habit, to pay respect to the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and then leave home, then if a cat crosses over his path or somebody sneezes, all these things cannot affect him because he has recited his prayers in the Supreme Power, Almighty’s feet. Superstitions are for those people who have not taken shelter in the Lords feet, who have not loved the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib. This is my confidence in my Guru, that if you go to His feet then He Himself has mercy, He protects you.”

Some years back, even I used to go to collect money as donation or subscription, I used to go to Taran Taran, there was a trader who used to go along with me. He had a small business of sweets and toffees. We both used to go on our respective scooters to collect money. I met four-five of his friends, they were all in the same business of sweets and toffees, they told me that they could not understand how this person worked, since they were in the same business, their money was blocked in Taran Taran Sahib. They said that whenever they went to collect money they did not get the money and if they did, it would be a petty amount, whereas this person used to get the money as well as an order for further delivery of sweets and toffees.

Now, I knew the secret to his success. When he used to go to collect money, as he used to cross Chatiwind, he used to start reciting the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib. Since he used to keep reciting the scripture, he used to collect maximum money. He used to get a big order also. Whereas the other traders, on their way to collect money used to discuss worldly things-like, someone behaved in this manner or someone did like this. That person, who recites the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib, he is making his breaths a success, whereas those who are involved in useless talks, or slandering others, are ruining their breaths, they are losing their breaths.

I am confident that the person who, on stepping out of the house begins reciting the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib, God must be having mercy on him; He must be sitting in the hearts of those from whom this person has to go and collect money. He, Himself makes a way out. This I am writing with authority that if a person is reciting the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib, and he ventures out to collect money, even if a hundred people voice him from behind or infinite sneeze or a cat crosses his path, nothing can destroy him or hurt him. A person who gets connected to the scriptures, he rises above superstitions. There is mention of this in Gurbani as well:

‘Sagun apsagun tis kau legha jis chit na aawa’ (Ang… 401)

The one who gets connected to the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib, he attains freedom from all superstitions. Otherwise, till you are superstitious you are troubled. Those who are superstitious, no matter how much one explain to them, they do not understand, only God can have mercy on them. Today’s world is stuck up in lame superstitions like, one should not wash clothes on Thursday; do not wash your hair on Saturday, do not cut nails on Tuesday etc etc. If they incur any loss or meet with some misfortune then they have this excuse up their sleeve that since I washed my hair on Saturday that is why I have to suffer this loss or its Thursday and I washed clothes so I have met with this hardship. But it is the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib which frees one of all the superstitions.

Today, vastu shastr or direction error is in rage. If someone just mentions that the direction in which your kitchen is situated in your house is not correct or the direction of your bedroom is not proper or Guru Sahibs room is not in the right direction that is the reason for a decline in your business or since the direction is not up to the mark, hence there is ailment in the house; where there is lack of awareness or there is lack of faith in the scriptures given to you by your Father, the Almighty, there superstitions reign supreme, such people get carried away by the so called experts of vastu shastr and they set forth to change the direction of their houses and offices.

There was a religious person, who kept the company of the congregation, he had made a very beautiful room of Guru Sahib in his house but someone put doubt into his mind, saying that his business was not flourishing because the direction in which the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji had been placed was not proper. Now, where there is no trust in the capabilities of your Guru, there is no faith in the scriptures granted to us by our Guru; then when you listen to others you get carried away, that is why even in Ardas (prayer) we ask for the grant of faith. As this is of utmost importance because where there is faith, where there is belief and devotion, only over there is the blessing of the Guru.

Now, this person started pondering over this direction problem, so he changed the position of the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. As he changed the position, the beauty of the room was lost. That charm was gone because at times the setting has been organized and if it is changed, it looses its wonder.

I requested him and told him that in whichever direction you may place the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji that should not affect your business. These are all uncertainties of the mind. I urged him that if he was not convinced, then he should look toward the Golden Temple which is the biggest centre for us, here when we go inside then the direction in which the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji has been placed is different, whereas the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji placed at Baba Buddha Jis berry is in a different direction and the direction at the Akal Takht Sahib is different. This is our centre, the Golden Temple which is a major example. This I am writing with my confidence in my Guru that whatever the direction maybe, if we have the treasure of the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib then these things hold no value for us.

This world is stuck up in superstitions but he, who has the treasure of the scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib, he can claim, not out of pride and ego but being humble, he can say that he has that wealth because of possession of which nothing can touch him, whether it is auspicious or inauspicious; these superstitions are not for me.

Try and understand, the eighth characteristic feature of the scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib, the house in which the scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib resides, black magic and witchcraft is ineffective over there; nobody can cause harm nor can their envy affect those who love the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib. Those who fortify their house with the heavenly scripture of the Shri Sukhmani Sahib, they attain freedom from superstitions, ghosts and spirits. This great heavenly scripture has been granted to us by Guru Sahib and we should take its support.

[The house in which the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib is recited everyday at dawn, in the early hours of the morning, in that house superstitions, ghosts and spirits are absent. On reading about this characteristic feature, if some people start reciting the scripture of Shri Sukhmani Sahib to protect themselves, then I will think that my effort of having written this book has been accomplished.

-originally posted by Harikadas from Sikhnet forum post on black magic, guessing it’s from the book 9 Qualities of Sukhmani Sahib

134 responses to “Shri Sukhmani Sahib grants Protection from Black Magic


  2. I really appreciate your post and you explain each and every point very well.Thanks for sharing this information.And I’ll love to read your next post too.

  3. Thank you for a great post.


  5. Thank you for writing this book. I loved reading all way throught… now i want to read sukhmani sahib even more..thank you for the experiences shared and the stories. They were touching. May guru ji bless us with the practice of sukhmani sahib in our heart forever and ever. Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh.

  6. This is a great post. As mentioned the eighth feature protects one from envious people, is that a specific part within shri sukhmani sahib or does it mean it is included as a whole when you read the entire prayer?
    The reason why i ask is because in Japji Sahib there are different pauri’s for specific prayers and i wondered if this was the case within this prayer. It really is a beautiful prayer. Thx

    • I’m not sure ji. My personal feeling is that any sikh who follows rahit and lives in naam bani, any bani, is given enormous protection and there is no need to focus on specific pauris of banis.

  7. Dear M not a sikh but my boyfriend is a sikh … i hv a problem from the last year …. when i do worship and chants the name of hanuman ji and durga g my head going round and round ..last year had two accident..hv a lot of pain in full body … and m getting relief by sukhmani sahib but being a non sikh sometimes n going b doutfull that is that possible that i got a permanent perfect life to

    • Dear Ruby,

      A permanent perfect life can only be attained by perfect karma, which can only be attained by immense simran of God’s name, seva, and satsangat.

      Every age has an avtar, and in this Kaljug the avtar is Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. Guru Granth Sahib ji teaches that in each and every age, the methods of dharm change. The methods which earned rewards in past ages do not always work in this age. In past ages, those methods were the legs which dharm stood upon. In Kaljug, dharm stands on one leg, and that is Naam. This applies to all religions, as the teachings in Guru Granth Sahib ji are for the entire world. That is why there are instructions on how to be a good Muslim, how to be a good yogi, how to be a good Hindu etc. They essentially boil down to worshipping one God only, avoiding rituals and superstition, and doing seva and simran of God’s name while keeping upright conduct.

      There have been many who have tried to attain mukti by doing bhagti of gods and goddesses, but when it came time to receive their reward, these deities could only give them worldly things. None of them are mukt, none of them are immortal, therefore none of them can grant mukti. Only the one God can bless a person with this gift.Indra herself washes the parkarma of Sri Harimandir Sahib to gains her powers by doing seva of God.
      So, my suggestion is to stop doing jaap of Hanuman ji and Durga ji and start doing jaap of God’s name, b/c this name is eternal and the blessings from this name are also etrenal. Before you begin, go into the presence of Guru Granth Sahib ji, tell Guru ji that you want the Guru’s protection, that you will stop doing jaap of these other names, and you want to be blessed with Naam. Waheguru. Any person of any religion can jap God’s name. It is beneficial for anyone, even if they are not a Sikh. But if a person wants greater lahaa from the name, then they must be blessed with Gurmantr, and this is given only from the Punj Pyare.

  8. Hi,
    Firstly a great article – thank you.
    Secondly, do you think that reciting Sukhmani Sahib or any other Paath cures physical problems – problems which no Doctor seems to know what is going on?
    And how do you know if you are doing it right…I started doing Japu Ji Sahib paath every day but in the last month I have not done so and I find it hard to concentrate properly when I do ie. my mind wanders…what can I do to stop this and recite truly?

    • Yes, Bani does help in curing physical problems. I know from personal experience. However, keep in mind that diet and exercise play a gigantic role as well. Also, it doesn’t hurt to try alternative medicine doctors, as they sometimes approach problems from different perspectives.

      My recommendation, take santhya so that you do proper uchaaran. You can learn it from Listen to katha from mahapurkhs for inspiration, go have darshan of Guru ji everyday no matter what, and keep on doing ardassan for better concentration. I find that waking up at amritvela and continually making efforts in simran helps with focus. Do more seva as well. Seva clears the obstacles on your spiritual path, which makes it easier to do simran. When you have trouble concentrating on God one way, try another. This is how it breaks down:

      easiest to focus on seva –> kirtan –> katha –> gurbani –> mool mantr –> gurmantr hardest to focus on

      Your sangat, and your food have an immense impact on your ability to concentrate. i’ve also found that listening to the gareebi nitnem helps a great deal. this can be downloaded from from the gareebi pothi mp3’s section.

  9. Thank you Jee for your Great article.
    Lately i have been having loads of problems and i truely believe in bani. I am an Amritdhari and love to pray and sing Shabads in the house while doing work. I want to start doing Sukhmani Sahib ji, i believe from your article, it will help me with my current problems.
    I hope Satguru Helps me recite it because i have never done it before and am afraid of mis-pronunciations. I Just dont want to make the mistake of pronouncing badly. Oh Waheguru, please help me get more close to you.
    Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh.

    • Waheguru ji ka Khalsa
      Waheguru ji ki Fathe

      If you listen to a recording while doing the paath your pronounciation should become much better within a short period of time. has a recording of Sukhmani sahib that is meant for santhya. Just listen to the recording out loud and speak the words just after the recording. Try to match your pronounciation with that of the recording. Also, doing paath in sangat will give you help much more quickly.
      Hope that helps.

      Waheguru ji ka Khalsa
      Waheguru ji ki Fathe

  10. vickramjit singh chawla

    waheguru ji ka khalsa
    waheguru ji ki fateh

    veerji sometimes we fall back in our lives and look for som1 who can lift us up , and d way u ve explained evrythin is exceptional and awe inspiring i m also going through sm rough patches in my life but i noe if almighty is wid me i’ll cross dis upsetting patch nd emerge as a winner i ve started reciting shri sukhmani sahib , japu ji sahib, dukh bhanjani sahib & chopai sahib (5 times) for protection for ur family nd business @ amrit vehla please help me what am i misin to help my family to get rid of dis problem given by ur own close relatives out of jealousy & envious nature….
    eagerly waiting 4 ur reply

    • waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fathe!
      Virji, it actually wasn’t me who did the write up, nevertheless, i’m glad you enjoyed it. i don’t know what the problem that you are facing is, but if it is black magic etc, you should know that a rahitvaan nitnemi amritdhari cannot be touched by it. so i highly encourage you to take the protection of the Guru by taking Amrit, if you have not already done so. Also, regular attendance at satsangat is very very helpful, b/c there is so much positive energy there, especially at amritvela. additionally, a shabad that’s great for breaking through karmic blocks is gauri muhulla 5, thir ghar baiso har jan pyare satgur tumre karj savare…
      beyond that, as i’ve stated above, i don’t actually know what’s going on with your business b/c there is no detail in the request, but i highly emphasize satsangat b/c so much strength comes from regular attendance. if there is any mahapurkh you can visit, they may also be able to offer a unique perspective on your problem. Other than that, it’s great that you are reciting so much bani.
      You can also look up

        sharda pooran granth

      , which has different shabads and viddhis for various problems (see the link to my scribd account on the right hand side of the blog). I personally think this is a very good option for you, along with going to see a mahapurkh and regular satsangat. I believe all this will help you in your situation. Keep making efforts and give your worries to God vir ji, dukh is just a goad to make us remember Him.
      Gurfathe Ji!

  11. Hello, I can only listen to sukhmani and nitem on certain days when I’m in the office. I am not able to read or do this at home as my husband who I have problems with would not agree. I am praying for my marriage to work out, it is not good now, he doesn’t talk to my family or his family or anyone and doesn’t want me to either. Will he change, from what I am doing right now. I do know the first paur japji sahib, which I repeat many times myself in private. Many have said to seperate from him, but I feel god brought us together so why can’t he help me to have a peaceful blissful life with him.

    • penji, mool mantr can help a great deal. meditate on it as much as possible. also, please read my response that is written below, it may help a great deal (especially sharda pooran granth). we can’t make people change, change is up to them. but we can help them. It sounds like you two need counselling to work on the issues that you’re facing. you can also get an mp3 player and listen to bani on your headphones. is a link to a shabad that I feel gives me great peace of mind.

      • Harinder Sidhu

        Unfortunatley he will not agree to any help of this sort. Thus, my inital post, I have only one place to go and that is bani. I will continue and yes I do listen to it on headphones, but not at home…..thanks Harinder Sidhu

      • Then you may need to go to a mahapurkh for help and I also highly recommend you look up sharda pooran granth as one of the viddhis within it can help you.

      • Can you tell me where i can find sharda pooran granth in english, I can’t read punjabi/sanskrit.

      • i’ve only seen it in punjabi. but you can ask someone to help you with the translation.

      • Amrit kaur

        Sat Shri Akal ji to all,
        I have been doing the paath of gauri mahala 5 and I can see a lot of change around me. Recently everyone was complaining that I don’t seem happy and jolly anymore…and I have been getting angry at everything, actually everything has been irritating me and I felt like no one cares about me but after doing this paath ( I have been doing it for the past four days…since I read this blog comments) ….so much has changed…I have a flu but I feel so happy inside…I play with my son without demanding to much discipline…I talk happily to everyone…thanks you waheguru….and thank you Singh jee for your guidance.

      • thank you so much for sharing. im sure everyone can draw inspiration from true accounts Such as yourS. I’m glad it worked out for you. i hope others also realise that vand ki shakna involves sharing knowledge and not just money. waheguru

  12. gurinder singh

    waheguru ji ka khalsa,waheguru ji ki fateh…singh sahib my family is totally disturbed by something like business is nearly ending,even i have lost my mother last november.we were told to arrange sehaj path in our house last year which was completed succesfully but we were again told to arrange another as our house was not properly clear.durind second sehaj path my mother got seriously ill and she was taken to newdelhi & had a brain surgery.second sehaj path ended on 11th november 2011 till that time she was recovering but after 11th she didnt crossed 16th november.our two cars met with serious accidents on her chautha.our all assets are sold out to continue our business in amritsar.still we are facing difficulties at daily level.we dont know what to do…please help us if u can its urgent.

    • waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fathe
      please read the advice that i have written below to vickramjit singh and put that into action in your own life. I also recommend you come into the Guru’s charan by taking Amrit and go see a mahapurkh if you can.
      This shabad is helpful in removing karmic blocks. Actually, any bani you meditate on is helpful (especially if meditated on in Satsangat):
      ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
      gourree mehalaa 5 ||
      गउड़ी महला ५ ॥
      Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

      ਥਿਰੁ ਘਰਿ ਬੈਸਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਪਿਆਰੇ ॥
      thhir ghar baisahu har jan piaarae ||
      थिरु घरि बैसहु हरि जन पिआरे ॥
      Remain steady in the home of your own self, O beloved servant of the Lord.

      ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਤੁਮਰੇ ਕਾਜ ਸਵਾਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
      sathigur thumarae kaaj savaarae ||1|| rehaao ||
      सतिगुरि तुमरे काज सवारे ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
      The True Guru shall resolve all your affairs. ||1||Pause||

      ਦੁਸਟ ਦੂਤ ਪਰਮੇਸਰਿ ਮਾਰੇ ॥
      dhusatt dhooth paramaesar maarae ||
      दुसट दूत परमेसरि मारे ॥
      The Transcendent Lord has struck down the wicked and the evil.

      ਜਨ ਕੀ ਪੈਜ ਰਖੀ ਕਰਤਾਰੇ ॥੧॥
      jan kee paij rakhee karathaarae ||1||
      जन की पैज रखी करतारे ॥१॥
      The Creator has preserved the honor of His servant. ||1||

      ਬਾਦਿਸਾਹ ਸਾਹ ਸਭ ਵਸਿ ਕਰਿ ਦੀਨੇ ॥
      baadhisaah saah sabh vas kar dheenae ||
      बादिसाह साह सभ वसि करि दीने ॥
      The kings and emperors are all under his power;

      ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮ ਮਹਾ ਰਸ ਪੀਨੇ ॥੨॥
      anmrith naam mehaa ras peenae ||2||
      अम्रित नाम महा रस पीने ॥२॥
      he drinks deeply of the most sublime essence of the Ambrosial Naam. ||2||

      ਨਿਰਭਉ ਹੋਇ ਭਜਹੁ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥
      nirabho hoe bhajahu bhagavaan ||
      निरभउ होइ भजहु भगवान ॥
      Meditate fearlessly on the Lord God.

      ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਕੀਨੋ ਦਾਨੁ ॥੩॥
      saadhhasangath mil keeno dhaan ||3||
      साधसंगति मिलि कीनो दानु ॥३॥
      Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, this gift is given. ||3||

      ਸਰਣਿ ਪਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਅੰਤਰਜਾਮੀ ॥
      saran parae prabh antharajaamee ||
      सरणि परे प्रभ अंतरजामी ॥
      Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts;

      ਨਾਨਕ ਓਟ ਪਕਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸੁਆਮੀ ॥੪॥੧੦੮॥
      naanak outt pakaree prabh suaamee ||4||108||
      नानक ओट पकरी प्रभ सुआमी ॥४॥१०८॥
      he grasps the Support of God, his Lord and Master. ||4||108||

      • Is the Gourree mehalaa 5 prayer taken from the Sukhmani Sahib prayer or is it a entirely different prayer altogether? Also how ,many times a day should the Gouree Mehalaa 5 Prayer be recited? Is Once a day ok?

      • it’s not from sukhmani sahib. once a day is very little. the more you do paath of it, the better off you are. or you can check out sharda pooran granth. why not start off with one mala (108 beads) per day?? or more.

  13. Aman Jeet Singh

    i just want to know why my sister A Kaur and my Brother A Singh is not able to go to school from passed 20 weeks. i would be gradeful if u’ll help. them also see blood n things too.

    • vir ji, they should go see a doctor immediately. Although I don’t know what the cause of these problems is, the causes of most problems are ordinary and in no way related to black magic. I also don’t really understand what you are saying as your message lacks detail.

  14. Aman Jeet Singh

    when A kaur n A Singh goes to school they are unable to enter the school. they get knock at the date or sumtimes on the way. A kaur gets knock when she wants to pray too.
    she says that a thing comes n knocks her out so she cant pray.

    • I’m sorry but I’m still having trouble understanding you. Are you saying that they get knocked out when they try to meditate? If so, than I advise that you find a mahapursh and start discussing your problems. Talk to the Granthi Singh at your local gurdwara for more info. In the meantime, why not do more paath? Read Sukhmani Sahib bani and start regularly attending satsangat. Amritvela meditation with the satsangat is especially beneficial.

  15. Beautiful article ! I started reading sukhmani after I saw ur article thank u so much for sharing and god truly bless u !

  16. Can you tell me what your thoughts are on shabad Naam Niranjan Neer Narayan.

  17. I see. I don’t know. Your best bet to find this information is to check sharda pooran granth or mukt marag granth. You can find both on PJS scribd account, which is available on a link on the right hand side of this blog page.

  18. thanks i am suffering from to much pain due to myself

  19. May Waheguru Ji for all eternity “bless u and all the people” who took this beloved time to read and understand Sri Sukhmani Sahib Ji with love, devotion and piousness.. May we all continue to be stronger in our faith and beliefs. May we include for good health, happiness, with kindness and love for “all the people in this world” in our daily prayers irregardless of faith in their daily lives..

  20. Avtar singh randhawa

    Hi, u did a great job, waheguru mehar kre, cud u plzz post information bout,like meri nani g 5 paath chaupae sahib. ,ya sukhmani sahib ya baki paath krde c, kuch hunda special sukh like kine din ch kine paath kr k dukh duur hunde ,jado koi problem solve krn lae lok krde a, jive 40 din, daily 5 diffetent paath repeatly in a day, Kuch hunda ta plzz dsso m in big problem , prmatma de paath koi v kr laea , mehar ho jandi a waheguru g di, in detail dss skde o sare paath bare,, sorry j kuch galti nal galt keh ta hove,,

  21. hi, do you know any mahapurush in amritsar.

    • Sorry, no I don’t ji. But I believe that Sato Gali Wale Taksal is located there? And it is headed by a mahapursh. The easiest way to find out may be asking at the damdami taksal bookstore across the street from the Harimandir Sahib complex. Or perhaps by asking on one of the Sikh message forums like

  22. Can u please help me with the following problem that i am facing…

    I am from USA and i have my lover back in india i came to see her here in india, we both decided to marry each other and were together from last two years. I came India, we met each other she was very happy and excited to see me but all of sudden she behaved differently and she asked me to meet to solve the problem when i went there to see her she just said i cannot meet you again after this i tried to solve the problem but she said i do not want you to bother me in future. After this incident i went to a pandit to ask about all this he said Vashikaran( a kind of black magic has been done on her by some other guy close to her and her family) i was surprised but i was helpless because no one in her family was going to believe me as they will think bad about me for sure. But i hav tried everything to solve thw problem taken help from lot of people but no solution. I am currently doig sukhmani sahib followed by a ardas and jaap sahib chaupai sahib to protect her and get her back. Can u please suggest me something because it is been two months there is no contact between me nd her.

    • Ji, it is not in Sikhi to go to pandits. They frequently manipulate people so that they may make money from their desperation. You mentioned that there was a problem between the two of you. Probably that’s what lead to the breakup.

      All relationships are based upon a give and take that goes back in time, sometimes for lifetimes. You owed her something or vice versa. When that give and take is finished, the relationship frequently dissolves. There is no such thing as soulmates b/c one who is a wife in this janam, may have been a father or a friend or even an enemy in the last janam. The only soul mate is God. You are doing paath for maya, and when a person chases after maya in such desperation it is a difficult situation for all involved. Maybe the give and take here is finished. Maybe, if you can’t reconcile with her, maybe it’s time to move on. Perhaps this dukh is meant to be an impetus to focus your life on those things that last, those things that won’t desert you – meaning the growth of your soul and your relationship with your Guru.

      My recommendation is that you start going to sadh sangat everyday, sit down and really listen to the kirtan. What is the shabad saying to you? Listen to the katha. Do ardass in front of the Guru to keep you in high spirits and to keep you in his Charan. Sit down and jaap naam with the sangat in amritvela. Make a solid routine for yourself and you will see that life gets better. It sounds like you really lean on this person. Now that you are alone you can focus on building yourself up into the man that you are meant to be.

      • I agree with your reply veer ji but for two years i never felt like she will leave me ever and i will tell you one more thing that the guy who has done all this send a marriage proposal 4-5 months ago she refused and even she cried in front of me to save her from that guy and i even talked to him but again that guy has done all this to get her which i do not have control over. He even called me later to tell me that delete her from your life as she never existed, he also mentioned that he gave up his 4 years relation because tere was no future so i shud give up too which makes me more bad because the girl who cried just to get rid of that guy can never go back to him when i am so close to her in india especially came to see her.. It is just that i was so much dependent on her and it is giving me hard time.

  23. sat shri akaal ji..singh ji..plz tell me that can i remoove black magic upon my lover?he is attacked by a girl ,who have had vashikarn on my lover by black magic..i m trying to escape my lover from that girl’s black magic by gurbani.i reads gurbani daily with a great love..will i be successful in this matter?

    • Read Sharda Pooran Granth to find yourself a viddhi. Black magic cannot harm a rehitvaan Gursikh. I have faith that if a person does a huge amount of naam kamai (especially if they do it with sangat), then any negative situation in their lives can change for the better. Be patient and make efforts. Also, I recommend that since you are seeking the Guru’s asra, you should go all the way and take Amrit as well if you haven’t already.

  24. can i remoove black magic by gurbani and can i escape my lover from black magic?

  25. I need some advice i love reading the Shri Sukhmani Sahib, i don’t understand gurmuki but i have the English version which has the meanings on the side. I don’t enjoy reading Shri Sukhmani Sahib without reading the meanings as im going along otherwise my mind drifts away. Doing it my way it takes me hours to complete. Is it okay to recite without knowing the meanings? When is the best time to read? also i haven’t had a job since last September 2012. I find it difficult because of a criminal conviction i am ashamed to be claiming job seekers allowance and can’t find work, months are passing i keep applying with no success. i have a wife and two kids who has a brilliant job i just get depressed about not been able to provide. Some times i start drinking but this time im not going to give in to addiction Please give me advice i just want to be a great father brother husband and a decent sikh. what paaths should i do and when and how many times i just want success in life and be closer to waheguru i want my family to be proud of me. I have tried on and off to go on gods path but i after a little while i give in and start my bad ways i always manage to get myself in trouble with the law. I try so hard at times constantly doing naam simran going to the sangat doing sewa but my mind gets detached. I promised my wife this time i wont put her through pain any more she loves me alot and she also recites the sukhmani sahib but then too gives up with her hectic life i however have all the time in the world. i have been searching for answers and came by this website by the blessing of waheguru. Could some one here hold the key to unlock my demons?
    By the way i really enjoyed reading the above it was so heart warming.

    • You can read Sukhmani Sahib without the meanings if you wish, but you would gain greater kirpa if you understand what you are reading. Perhaps try listening to katha of Sukhmani Sahib, and that way you can begin understanding it without having to also read the meanings. You can also listen to a recording of Gurbani while reading the meanings along with the recordings. I always find it easier to focus on bani during the early morning hours or during the evening time.

      WRT to your job situation, try searching for government websites or services that provide help for people in your situation. Also, to combat the feeling of not contributing maybe try working at a temporary job until you find the one that you want. This way you can make some income while you search.

      I believe that if you really focus on doing more naam kaamai, especially with the sangat, than you will gain much more spiritual benefit. I think more naam kamai will help you find a job. Any bani will help, so why not try one that you enjoy, or one that is regularly recited with a lot of sangat in attendance like Sukhmani Sahib? You can also read Sharda Pooran Granth to find a viddhi to use. But don’t stop at just using the viddhi, go over and above that to change your situation faster.

      Sorry for the delay in responding.

  26. manpreet kaur

    ssa, since you are helping everyone can you please help me also? me and my lover had a wonderful relationship since one year. All of a sudden he decided to get enagaged to someone else. I am heart broken but then i started doing japji sahib in the morning and rahraas sahib in the evening and did ardaas both times and everytime i do it i cry because i want him back in my life really badly. Please tell me what i should do i got the gurdwara whenever i get the chanve and do sewa please help me im in great need of help please.

    • ssa
      I totally understand how you are feeling. Experiencing the end of a relationship is very painful. However, maybe it just wasn’t meant to be? Maybe his path and yours are different?
      Gurbani teaches us that pleasure is the disease and pain is the cure. Dukh daroo sukh rog paiyaa. When we are happy we forget God, move further away from him, and frequently put more paap on our head. When we are in pain, we remember Him and move closer. Pain becomes a stick to bring us closer to God.
      Perhaps this event is your wake up call to move closer to Him, to reexamine how you have been living and start living a God-centered life.

      We can be happy in our lives, we don’t always have to be sad to live a good life according to Gurmat. If we live every day in a Guru-centered way than we can both be happy and reduce any potential dukhs that may be written in our karma.
      Dukh (pain) and sukh (happiness) will keep coming and going into our lives. We cannot stop this as it comes from the actions of our previous lives and this life. If we try to anchor our lives in worldly happiness we lose our footing when the source of that worldly happiness disappears. But if we anchor ourselves in God, and in living a Gurmat-centered way of life, than dukh and sukh are unable to sweep us off of our feet. Dukhs will still come, as they are written in our karma, but their impact on our heart becomes less and less. Eventually we reach a point of sahaj (balance / equipoise) where dukh has no impact on us whatsoever. It rolls off of us just like a drop of rain rolls off of our skin. To reach this point requires regular meditation, prayer, and satsangat. It’s great that you are are reaching towards the Guru. I believe these things will help you in dealing with your pain. Seva is also helpful because it helps us to put our problems in perspective. Continue forward and commit even more to these things. A regular schedule of meditation, satsangat, and exercise can really help in overcoming a depressing life situation. You can live through this pain, it will deepen your heart and make it more able to hold greater amounts of love.
      I hope that helps…

  27. gr8 job
    veerji………………………..wat to do to fulfill our all desires

    • Everything good in our life comes from our seva and simran from past lives. Of course, our mindset in this life, and our hard work in this life are often also required.
      So do lots of paath/simran, especially in amritvela if you can, especially with satsangat, if you can. That’s it!

  28. Rashpal singh

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa
    waheguru ji ki fathe

    khalsa ji menu english aundi aa pr main punjabi ch gal krna pasand krda.khalsa ji ehthe bahut sare widvan veer ne te main ohna ton pushna chauna k main sukhmani sahib ji da patth khad k krda so meri eh benti aa k menu eh daso k khad k patth krna sahi hai ja baith k .te khad k patth krn da fal jaldi milda ja baith k krn nal. kirpa kr k meri eni k help kiti jave tan k menu pta lagg ske k main sahi aa ja galat ….??

    kirpa kr k meri is id te rply kro g (

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa
    waheguru ji ki fathe

    • Waheguru ji ka khalsa
      waheguru ji ki fathe ji

      Neither sitting nor standing will have an effect on how quickly you gain the benefit from Bani. Generally, the greater the focus with which you do paath, the more benefit you will gain from it. Standing requires greater concentration than sitting, so less of your focus is on the Bani. Sitting while doing paath will give greater benefits to you. However, do it any way you can as the benefits while standing, walking, doing anything are still great!

      Waheguru ji ka khalsa
      waheguru ji ki fathe

  29. Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji fathe ji please help me .i forget every thing . My learning is decreasing day by day.there fore I am not able to get job anywehere as well as i am not able to clear entrance exam. please help me .It appears someone has done something to me.hey waheguru meri madd kr…

    • Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fathe

      Ji, I will respond to you after the long weekend. Usually problems like this are not caused by black magic, but by lack of proper nutrition and exercise.

      • Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fathe

        Vir ji,

        Most people who have poor memories or difficulty learning are simply over-stressed, not exercising, and have poor nutrition. Deal with your stress through regular meditation, Gurdwara attendance, and exercise. This will all help put your problems into their proper perspective. meditation, which is easier in the early morning and evening, helps improve our focus as well. Cardio exercise is very important. Regular cardio improves blood flow to the brain and increases the number of blood vessels to the brain. I also recommend you take a multivitamin derived from organic plant foods and increase your fruit and veggie intake. Junk foods inhibit our ability to learn.

        Learn why we are here on this planet veer ji. This obstacle may be a call to change the way you are living your life. Try all of this for a month or two. I’m willing to bet that it will have a huge impact on your life if you approach it seriously. Also, please do contact me again to let me know how things are working out. We can always look at other options.

  30. sat shri akaal veer ji,i am anu from punjab india but currently in london..m working in restaurent behind the bar..i jst want to know shall i recite mool mantar while working..becoz whole day till close m working and i didnt get time to pray at home…pls advice me


      So sorry for the time that it took me to reply. Veer ji, it’s perfectly fine to recite mool mantar or any other Bani anytime, anywhere that you are. I recommend that you try to find a job that doesn’t involve selling alcohol. But keep your job until you for sure have another job lined up!

  31. waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh

    veerji i make many mistakes while reciting shri sukhmani sahib ji da path because i read it fastly although i try to slow down my speed while reciting but cant do so plzz help me out and tell me hw can i recite it without commiting mistakes

  32. pyare veero te pathi sahiban meri ik huzarish hai ke meri te meri wife ch hun halat bahut he najuk ho gaye han
    gal tan hun divorce tak punch gai hai
    te jaldi he ho jayega
    please menu kuch salah dewo tan jo main is riste nu bacha saka

    main hun sukhmani sahib ji de 108 path karn laga han
    pyare bhrawo ki baba ji meri eh wish puri karange
    ki is path wich ini takat hai???????

    parmjot singh…..happy je tu eh pad rai hai ya kade pade tan plz com back to me i really need u………baba g menu ini sakhti deo ke main tuhade path v pure kar saka te mainu meri wife v mil jawe

    plz tusi sare v sade riste di salamati lai baba g agge pray jarur kareo…..

    • I believe that there is no ant (limit) to the power of bani. Your situation s from your karam. I don’t know the cause or the outcome. Maharajas bhana can be difficult to accept, bani can make you strong enough inside that you can handle anything. Perhaps couples counselling will help?

      • i am very pleased by reading this article and knowing so much about shri sukhmani sahib ji. can i have a chance to contact the author via e mail or cell no. my mail id is . please mail me sir .

      • I don’t have the author’s contact information. However, many of his books are available in Sikh book shops and some of his divans are available on youtube.

  33. WJKK WJKF ….Veerji thanks for posting such a good blog. ..

  34. Greatcarticle. I really would like further advice. We think we have black magic done on us. I.e. too many problem which phychologists and doctors cannot resolve.

  35. Thankyou for this helpful information. You are doing a great service. I am a Canadian Sikh. I do not know much about black magic. As a child i suffered from horrific nightmares and I would scream very loud- even when my eyes were opened and my parents said I would point at something they could not see. When I was about 15yrs old my parents sent my aunt and uncle to India to speak to someone about black magic and I was made aware that they believed black magic was done to me. I spoke to a man on the phone from India who asked me some questions, than they came back from india with a water that had prayers in it, i was told to bathe with. I am not sure if I did this correctly. Over the years my nightmares stopped, but things have always gone wrong for me, no matter how hard I try and how much I may deserve good. My heart is always happy for others and I wish good for everyone. I believe my karma is good and that waheguru knows my heart and intentions. My nightmares stopped, Until recently. I got into an argument with somebody who is into kundalini yoga. And very much into shiva and also buddhism arts such as ying and yang. And upon researching the effects, I feel like I am dealing with the bad effects from her unleashing this kundalini (kali) on me. She is into having her third eye opened and has sent me weird messages in anger regarding what she can feel and speaking of energys and making fun of my belief in god. I have not been able to sleep properly in a deep sleep since than and when I do I have nightmares similiar to when I was a child. My back is in pain and my head feels cloudy and numb. I feel itchy when trying to sleep and have spasms. I also feel this weird energy buzzing at the lower base of my spine. At the same time there has been conflict between my siblings and I. I have always felt my aunt and uncle who tried to ‘help’ on the situation originally are behind the black magic. I have always had great intuition to sense bad things. I have been able to read people and situations. I felt like this is why they want to push me away from my siblings and be able to control them. And like you said the magician always gets the karma and no matter how much they have flourished, they have received great pains as well. After getting this bad karma they seemed shocked and reluctant to be in my presence when they first saw me again after getting bad karma themselves. I have noticed many coiencedences recently and no matter where I go I keep seeing my birth numbers. I was also in a weird trance a few months ago and I remember putting my hair and nails in a bowl with salt in it. Sorry for this long message, I really wanted to give you as much information as I could. I can speak punjabi perfectly, but I have a hard time understanding the benti chaupai or shri sukhmani sahib prayers as it is not written in the same everyday punjabi we use. I plan on getting a kara (the metal bracelet) but I am not too sure what else I can do. My belief in god is very high and I will never go against it. Even though I cannot see him I will never turn away from my belief in waheguru and I feel lately its been harder than ever. What do you recommend I do?

  36. Thank you so much for sharing this post. I just loved it.,.feeling blessed.

  37. Your artilce is too good.
    Sir i love someone but my parents are against our marriage because his caste is different. We both are from sikh family but Im from jatt sikh family and he is from BC.
    So From today I started reciting sukhmani sahib ji..i know waheguru ji help my parents to change their view against caste and all. We all are sikhs.
    Please pray for me…

    • I apologize for the late reply.
      A marriage is not just between two people, but between two families as well. Additionally, sometimes it is not meant to be between two people. If that is the case than why do paath to try to change that? How can there be any happiness in chasing something worldly when it will not necessarily improve your life? I recommend that you take a Hukumnama asking about this, and whatever Maharaj tells you, accept that as bhana.

  38. This article is beautiful and very encouraging! I truely believe in the power of our Banis that we are blessed with.

    SSA Sir,

    I am in a lot of confusion at the moment.. I don’t know how to read punjabi but I have oflate started to read Sri Sukhmani Sahib ji on youtube where I play it and read along listening to it so that my pronounciations are right. Sir, by 113 scriptures do mean 113 times the whole paath?

    I might be sounding silly, but I am really confused. I need help… My family is going through a low phase… I need positivity in my house, success in my dad’s work … We all know losses in business do put us in a tough phase of life and I know Waheguruji is going to make things fine but I want my family to stay strong and Waheguruji to bless my dad with health and success… Please help..

    Thank you!

    • It means to repeat the bani 113 times. I’m glad to hear that you are keeping up in your shardha in Bani. This is an immense power, and you are quite lucky to be exposed to it. You will benefit even more quickly if you all do paath together, but either way you will benefit.

  39. Will doing sukhmani sahib paath help with relationship problem.

    • Yes, although I recommend to do it nishkaam as you gain greater spiritual benefit, however it is fine to do it for this reason as well.

  40. Hello sir, jst read your article. It is amazing. Although I beleive in God…but thn also there are many problem to which i don’t get solutions. Gone to deras..gone to some learned persons but to no avail. Also doing paths. My husband use to recite Chandi di var..then he started reciting Shri Sukhmani Sahib ji..then someone told him to recite Japuji sahib, Jaap sahib..he also did that but our each n every aspect failed. Althoughy father and brother helped a lot but depending on them we can’t spend our whole life. Even there is no love and peace in my father’s home also. My brother’s married life in trouble. My sister not getting married. Lost my mother in 1996. Elder brother changed after marriage. Mine is financial problem…huge financial problem. Don’t know what to do, where to go. Life is a complete mess. Having two kids
    .a girl and a boy. Don’t understand what will be their future.Just can’t understand
    what is going to happen. PLEASE SIR…PLEASE HELP ME OUT. Just lost all hopes. PLEASE do reply..mail me..HELP ME. Can’t bear all this anymore..

    • Hello sir, jst read your article. It is amazing. Although I beleive in God…but thn also there are many problem to which i don’t get solutions. Gone to deras..gone to some learned persons but to no avail. Also doing paths. My husband use to recite Chandi di var..then he started reciting Shri Sukhmani Sahib ji..then someone told him to recite Japuji sahib, Jaap sahib..he also did that but our each n every aspect failed. Althoughy father and brother helped a lot but depending on them we can’t spend our whole life. Even there is no love and peace in my father’s home also. My brother’s married life in trouble. My sister not getting married. Lost my mother in 1996. Elder brother changed after marriage. Mine is financial problem…huge financial problem. Don’t know what to do, where to go. Life is a complete mess. Having two kids
      .a girl and a boy. Don’t understand what will be their future.Just can’t understand
      what is going to happen. PLEASE SIR…PLEASE HELP ME OUT. Just lost all hopes. PLEASE do reply..mail me..HELP ME. Can’t bear all this anymore..

      When the mothers of the Khalsa panth lost their husbands and sons to Mughal atrocities, when their children were fed to dogs in front of their very eyes, when their children were chopped into pieces and hung in a garland around their necks, even then they did not waver in their faith and continued to maintain their surti in Waheguru’s charn. We all must face our karam from our past lives, it is not God’s job to magically do everything for us. But Bani can burn off much of this bad karma, and it can make us stronger in the face of even very difficult karma.
      Keep going to satsangat. The amount of kamai you can get in satsangat is much greater than alone. Amritvela kamai is also greater than during the day. Sewa is important as well as it helps remove our obstacles.
      First thing’s first, they are responsible for their own karma’s, and you are responsible for your own. As a parent you can do your job best by teaching your children respect for Bani, giving them the gift of discipline and Gurmat vidya, and encouraging them to find good satsangat. The rest is up to them and Maharaj. Same for your family. You cannot change them, you can only change yourself. So try encouraging them but don’t worry if they don’t come around – focus mostly on changing yourself b/c yourself is the only thing you can change! You may be surprised to see that they will start to come around when they see the greater amount of peace in your life!
      For bani to do, well, do whichever one gives you greater anand, any of them can help in this situation. Most usually do Sukhmani sahib. Doing it as a family can help even more. If you wish, you can try sharda pooran granth as it often has vidii (methods) to help in these kinds of situations. It sounds kind of like you have jumped from one thing to another. When there is a very very huge burden on our heads, it takes a correspondingly huge effort to deal with that burden. Find something you like, do a lot of it, and stick to it. I am certain that things will turn around. Also, when you go to a Gurmat following Mahapurkh it is important to obey their bachans with shardha to see a change. I believe that with effort and Maharaj ji’s Kirpa, things will turn around for you.

  41. Great spirit has done great job to humanity by writing power of Sri Sukhmani Sahib. Please keep writing to inspire faith in Sat Guru Nanak Dev ji the Lord of all universe. Thanks a lot ji

  42. Sat Shri Akal Singh Sahib.
    Your article is really informative and amazing.

    I do sukhmani sahib path daily. I wish to discuss my problem with you and seek advice. We are looking for a match for my daughter. She is highly educated still obstacles are coming in the way of her marriage. Kindly advice me paath or shabad to recite to get rid of this problem. I am very much worried about this. Please help


  43. Sat Shri akal

    Thanks for all the posts and information as this is really amazing . I am a firm believer in God. I do path daily and now even started reciting gauri Mahl 5 as you mentioned above.

    I am facing lots of problems in my life . Nothing is going smooth in life. I have done two masters degrees and was doing a nice job. In last two years I had suffered from spondylysis was very severe that I have to quit job and from last two years I am undergoing treatment. It is still very painful and seems as treatment is not working. I feel as I am disabled. On the other hand my parents are worried about my health and also about my marriage.

    I wonder why I am suffering from all these problems as I always prayed to God…did regular path. I can’t remember a single day when I missed regular paath Pooja still all this is happening.

    Please help please as I am sick of my bad health.

    Thanks very much.

  44. Great job Singh Sabin. Really nice to read the benefits of sukhmani Sahib paath.


  45. sat shri akal singh sahib
    I have a problem that my brother has fallen in bad company and now is involved in a police case.In our house we light up “jot”.I do path of “Sukhamni Sahib” mother is worried about my brother and about my mariage.our relatives are not take care about us .my father also passed away two years age.please help me to solve all the problems of my house.

    • I recommend you look through the viddhis (methods) contained in Sharda Pooran Granth and find the one that is most appropriate for you. Keep on as best as you can during this difficult time of trial. I too fell into bad company at one point in my life and my worried parents went to a saint for help. The sant told them that I would eventually come back onto the spiritual path and I did. It may be helpful to seek out the company of the sants.

  46. sat sri akal

  47. Simarpreet Kaur

    thanks alot for a great post _/\_

  48. Baljinder Kaur

    Thanks for sharing these stories. after reading these stories some doubts that were in my mind , now cleared at all. I really thank full to you for sharing this. Now my belief in Gurbani ( Shri Sukhmani Sahib) become more and more strong. Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fathe.

  49. Jaswinder Kaur

    Bhut pret di problem nu kive solve kariye tried many things but kuch bi nahi hoyea

  50. please could you tell me who is this mahpurkh or mahapursh that you suggest to refer …?? I m a punjabi not sikh but i do believe in gurbani alot …

    • It is another word meaning sant. And any sant can provide help in a difficult time or you can just rely on bani seva and ardass. Sants will visit at different times of year in some of the bigger gurdwaras. If you give some info about your location I might be able to recommend someone

  51. I m baed out of Faridabad (Delhi NCR) India

  52. I am based out of Faridabad Haryana (Delhi/NCR) Please let me know if you can recommend someone.. also I would like to know since you said ardaas which means prayer are there any specific ardas or we can just say the words that come in our mind…

    • I don’t know in that area. I would say ask the committee at your larger gurdwaras or aSK emote spiritual moved Sikhs. You can also go to or and ask on those sites, you’re bound to get an answer.

      Do ardass from your heart with focused mind. Keep doing kamai. If you want something specific look up sankat mochan granth or mukt marag granth. See for more info.

      I have heard there is a big sant in hapur named Bibi Santosh Kaur ji

    • There is a sant named Bibi Santosh Kaur ji of Hapur. Hapur is somewhere around Delhi. Ask people on this thread for more information, there is more than one sant at that Gurdwara I think:
      And you can send them my Fathe and namaskar when you go too!

      • Singh Ji

        Thankyou very much for your reply… the reason I m asking is my familyfriends are in Canada they are sikh but are facing alot of problems there daughter is suffering with some disease which is not curable and it is so difficult to see her and the full family suffering..
        The full family is a Devotee and strongly believe in Sukhmani Path each day..
        They wanted to meet some Granthi in Gurudawara here.. But after what I understand from conversation with you they should meet some sant… that is why I wanted to know if anyone know of any great known sant or mahapurukh …

      • They can meet the granthi and get the help they seek. The help come from Bani. So you can help your self, or take advice from a granthi, or take updesh from a sant.

      • Waheguru ji

        Can some suggest how can one meet Baba BalDev Singh Ji Jogewala and where?

      • Sir do u know any sant who could be contacted online that they can reach out too ?

      • Sorry, no i don’t

      • Sorry, no I don’t. I recommend you do ardass at Maharaj ji’s Charan.

  53. Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh. Veer ji. I am at the last stage of my Ph.d submission. I have to complete my thesis in short time. But I don’t feel like doing anything. I always find excuses of not doing the work. Please help.🙏

    • Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh
      It’s a long journey to complete a Ph.d submission. Break it up into chunks, do some work every day, and do some play as well to have balance in your life.
      Push yourself to be disciplined, inspiration is something that comes and goes. Anyone who has achieved anything has had to work long periods of time when they didn’t feel like doing it. Disciplined people will farther than people who rely on inspiration to get work done. You can be one of these disciplined people.

  54. Ok Ji thank you very much for all the information .. also I have heard at Taran Taraan Gurdawara there is some great sant …? Please let me know if you have any idea…
    Also this gurudwara is famous for removing diseases … it is said if one takes a dip in the sarovar the diseases are cured … is that true … ? has it really happened ? ..

    • I’m sorry, I don’t know who the sant is in that area. Perhaps try asking the Granthi at the gurdwara. Diseases can be cured at the Dukh bhanjan ber at sri Harimandir Sahib. There are other sarovars as well, such as Taran Taran. It depends on your sharda ji. I know of someone whose illness was cured by taking a dip in the bani of Sri Harkrishan Dhiaaeaye Jis Dithe Sabb Dukh Jai. I know another who was told to go into the sarovar at Harminder SAhib, he was carried in b/c he was disabled, and he was able to walk out!

  55. Thanks a lot for the information I will also recite the path. Please guide me some one told me that one person has done black magic on the person whom I love we were going to marry but suddenly his behavior changed although I do not believe in all these but now I am scared I decided to do path daily ghat is why I searched this site. Please tell me if I recite path daily is it possible to free him from the black magic? He is living far away from me we do not even talk. Is it possible that if I recite the path here he can get relief from that negative energy??

  56. Thanks a lot for the information I will also recite the path. Please guide me some one told me that one person has done black magic on the person whom I love we were going to marry but suddenly his behavior changed although I do not believe in all these but now I am scared I decided to do path daily ghat is why I searched this site. Please tell me if I recite path daily is it possible to free him from the black magic? He is living far away from me we do not even talk. Is it possible that if I recite the path here he can get relief from that negative energy??

    • Gurbani can dispell any black magic, see sharda pooran granth. But we should first consider that sometimes people change, or perhaps we did not know them as well as we thought we did.

  57. Plz help ….my husband is having an affair with another Lady ….m just married three and a half months ago …when i try to stop my husband to not to go to her …he fights with me,…he does not pay attention towards me much …plz help , how many sukhmani sahib paarh should I recite

    • I’m very sorry to hear that you are going through such difficulty. There is no set number of paaths to recite, the longer we are joined with Bani the better off we are.
      Nobody belongs to us. We come to this world with nothing, and we leave this world with nothing. In between the people we meet, including our own family members and even our spouses, all of these relationships are based on past debts. We owe someone some seva, or somebody owes us, we wronged someone, or somebody wronged us…. It’s a never ending cycle of pain and births and deaths. The only way out is to give ourselves to Guru ji, to join our surti with his Shabad as much as possible, and to forgive and let go in our hearts. If we let go of our attachments to other people in our hearts, then we can be free and we can attach ourselves to Guru ji’s Feet. There is no greater happiness than the Anand of Bani. I’m not saying we cannot have relationships with people, or we cannot be happy and loving with others. What I am saying is that nobody, including your husband, belongs to us. And you do not belong to him, instead you belong to HIM (Guru ji).

  58. My house is full of witchcraft ..even my mom is suffering ..and i tooo….
    will this bani works good in evil ,black magic

    • Let me the best ways to pratice this bani.

    • Absolutely yes. Best way is in sangat, Sukhmani Sahib paaths are common and you get greater benefit from the power of sangat. You can even have regular sangat programs in your home so that energy is coming into your home! I would play this Bani, or another at all times on a mp3 player. Now as for your meditation with the Bani, try to learn how to pronounce it properly (santhya) and learn the meaning (arth). There are lots of kathas on on this Bani. Create a daily practice of reciting this Bani, or read along with a youtube video if you feel it helps. As your practice deepens you can even increase the amount of time and number of paaths that you do. Keep in mind that when people try to defeat karmic blocks they sometimes get ‘tested’ where they find that life seems to get easier when they give up the Bani and harder when they do the Bani. If this happens I would look at it a sign of blessing, the Bani meditation is causing changes!! Stick to the Bani and never give it up, weather through the storm and things will get better.
      When we do paath nishkaam (without any worldly desires), we gain greater spriritual benefit. However, it is not wrong to ask for things. Always do an ardass when you are done your paath. I usually would do one for Naam daan, Sikhi daan, Protection to always remain in His Charan and to remember Him with every breath.

      • Yes ,you are right when even i do abiyaas and increase it…life become more difficult even …dark dream start coming and due to afraid am not able to sleep or i stop bani then ..everything is fine…
        but am not growing..i feel like my mind is block unable to use my brain in any work ..whether at work or at studies…my mom too use to rotate her head like anything as if somedark ghost is present in her…
        even i and mom cannot sit together for even 5 min together..if we sit..we fight…and whole home become worse…

      • if I were in your place, I would talk to mahapursh and do my best to follow their bachans, don’t back down from Naam bani due to fear, bhoots etc cannot hurt a rahitvaan Gursikh! Try to also upgrade your health. Regular cardio like running and a healthier diet and more water will help clear your head. I know it’s hard, but you have to push through. That’s the only way out to the other side. Keep going to sangat, their power will help you. Tie your kamarkassa tight and dedicate a chunk of each day to bhagti. There are always interferences in bhagti, very very few people have good enough karma in kaljug to be able to do bhagti without botheration. The key is to do the best with you can with the situation you have.

        ਸਲੋਕ ਕਬੀਰ ॥
        Salok Kabeer ||
        ਗਗਨ ਦਮਾਮਾ ਬਾਜਿਓ ਪਰਿਓ ਨੀਸਾਨੈ ਘਾਉ ॥
        The battle-drum beats in the sky of the mind; aim is taken, and the wound is inflicted.

        ਖੇਤੁ ਜੁ ਮਾਂਡਿਓ ਸੂਰਮਾ ਅਬ ਜੂਝਨ ਕੋ ਦਾਉ ॥੧॥
        The spiritual warriors enter the field of battle; now is the time to fight! ||1||

        ਸੂਰਾ ਸੋ ਪਹਿਚਾਨੀਐ ਜੁ ਲਰੈ ਦੀਨ ਕੇ ਹੇਤ ॥
        He alone is known as a spiritual hero, who fights in defense of religion.

        ਪੁਰਜਾ ਪੁਰਜਾ ਕਟਿ ਮਰੈ ਕਬਹੂ ਨ ਛਾਡੈ ਖੇਤੁ ॥੨॥੨॥
        He may be cut apart, piece by piece, but he never leaves the field of battle. ||2||2||

  59. Amrit Pal Kaur

    I v read full vichar on Sukhmani Sahib’s paath. Though I almost daily do path I have a pro
    blem. PL suggest just for this.
    My daughter very well educated wants to marry Hindu guy and I am deadly against. I want her to marry Sikh boy PL. let me know what to do.

    • Perhaps try discussing with him as well the importance of dharm and following of Maharaj ji’s Hukam. Or look into Mukt Marg Granth or Sharda Pooran Granth for viddhi, or discuss with pooran purkh for advice.

  60. palwinder chahal

    Hi I’ve read most of this article and would like some advice too… My in laws family, is currently possessed with a soul that will not leave them alone. My younger brother in law is currently the most effective one where as his brother and sister in law are experiencing the same but not so much seriously. They try to do path but begin spinning their heads, or the gutka sahib falls of their trembling hands… even my sister in law is now constantly falling unconscious and at times both brothers begin to argued to a point on killing each other…. Things at the house are really uncontrolable, they have had pandits do mantra, gone to see such black magic people baba’s but still no luck. They even went to Sant Jagjit Singh Harkhowal on my advice as they live in Kapurthala and Sultanpur Lodhi Gurdwara sahib is close by. Baba ji didn’t help much or paid much attention to this issue. When they go to these ‘siyane’ baba’s, the evil spirit in them does not speak and they are unable to help. I have now advised them to attend Baba Baldev Singh Jogewal, who I have also spoken to and have heard so much about. Is there any thing anyone can do about this or know of any experience they had with JOGEWAL sant ji?

  61. palwinder chahal

    What mahapursh would you recomend will resolve black magic or possession of souls invading someones body? Please help

  62. palwinder chahal

    But theres so many fake ones around


      Sorry for the late reply. When you go to a sant, go with sharda. I have been doing sangat with various mahapurkhs for over a decade. I know fake from real. Jogewal mahapursh is real. Sant Jagjit Singh ji Harkhowal is also real. Sant Baldev Singh ji Bulundpuri is also real. If we go to someplace we should ask for help with humility and sharda, and then


      the bachan to get the kirpa.

  63. palwinder chahal

    Veer ji this is exactly what was done but in the end my family headed to some peer instead.

    • Sorry to hear that ji.
      In the end it’s all a personal relationship between us and Guruji, we can’t control others. But then you know that 🙂

  64. palwinder chahal

    Baba Baldev Singh Ji Jogewala, has helped us in the end and so far things are looking good.

  65. Waheguru ji

    Can someone help or suggest how can we meet Baba BalDev Singh Ji Jogewala?

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