vichaar

Feb 052016
 

Japji – the four Khands or spiritual realms – Sdni Jessi Kaur

– Vichaar January 2016

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Summary

Sdn. Jessi Kaur will complete the discussions on Japji Sahib by talking about the Khands (or spiritual realms) in pauris 34-38, and the final salok.

“We will continue our discussion on the four realms of consciousness in Jap Ji Sahib. It has been an amazing journey over the last four years . Together we have attempted to delve into the   depths of our premier baani. This will be our concluding session. So do join and share your insights .”

 

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Nov 302015
 

The all pervading Divine Presence (sabh Gobind hai) – S. Inder Mohan Singh

– Vichaar November 2015

Summary

Gurbani tells us that God pervades everything, that there is nothing but God. We will look at some of the implications of this for the spiritual seeker.

  • Each of us is inherently Divine (man too jot saroop hai). The place to look for God is deep within ourselves.
  • See God in every one and treat others with compassion and understanding.
  • God dwells in his creation. Seeing the beauty in nature leads us closer to God.

 

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Nov 022015
 

Baramaha Message for Katak – S. Jagmohan Singh

Vichaar – October 2015

Summary

S. Jagmohan Singh will discuss the message in the Shabad for the current month of Kattak from Bara Mahaa:

KATTAK KARAM KAMAAVANHAY, DOS NA KAAHOO JOG
We should do good deeds. Try not to blame anyone else.
PARMESAR TE BHULIAA VIAAPAN SABHHAY ROG
By forgetting Waheguruji, all sort of illnesses are contracted.

KATTAK Sangrand (the beginning of the month of Kattak) is on 17th Oct. It is the 8th month in Bani BARAMAHA.
What does this Bani teach us?
How we can benefit from it, in our everyday life to merge with Waheguruji?

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May 192015
 

Nirankar – Sdn. Eileen Kaur Alden and S. Supreet Singh Manchanda

Vichaar – May 3rd, 2015

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Abstract:

“In this presentation we will ask the question “What are the implications if Akaal Purakh has the quality of Nirankar?” We will discuss 10 examples of how the quality of Nirankar can help us understand other important Gurmat principles and how it can be helpful for our relationship with Akaal Purakh in our daily lives.”


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Apr 192015
 

Gurmat Perspectives on Maya – S. Pritam Singh Kohli

Abstract:

The Term Maya occurs in SGGS hundreds of times which enables one to explore its various aspects, dimensions, features, functions, and roles etc.
    The Presentation will explore interactively with Saadh Sangat some of the important issues listed below along with those likely to be raised during discussions.
1.     What is Gurmat’s conception of Maya?
2.     What is the metaphysical thought on which it is based?
3.     Who created Maya?
4.     What was the purpose for Maya’s creation?
5.     Did Gurus used the term as in earlier traditions?
6.     If not, how did they expand its application and enriched the concept?
a.     Use of metaphors and specific expressions?
b.     Linkage with other metaphysical concepts?
7.     Through which means does Maya function?
8.     which are its malignant influences?
9.     How to escape or dispel those influences?

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Mar 062015
 

Haumai – Sdn Leena Kaur

Abstract:

We will look at the concept of Haumai in Gurbani. The basic need is to first familiarize oneself with one’s Haumai (often translated as Ego) and then work on getting rid of it to attain realization, as Haumai is the only blocking factor for Grace to occur and to be seen in one’s life.  In the light of Gurbani, how can we get rid of Haumai?


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Japji p. 33 – Aakhan jor chupai neh jor

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Feb 222015
 

Gurmat Perspectives on Jeevan Mukt (liberated while alive) – S. Pritam Singh Kohli

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Abstract:

The presentation on Jeevan mukta as an Ideal Sikh person will explore several direct references in the Sikh canonical literature to the jivan-mukta.These references help us in defining the concept, its pre-requisites, determining its characteristics-spirtual as well as Ethico moral  , his role and relevance to society, and the higher place in the Sikh religious thought to the jivan-mukti vis-a-vis the videh-mukti.
Reference will be made to other synonyms used for the jivan Mukta such as:Gurmukh or the Guru oriented as against the manmukh or the self-willed, giani(j knower or enlightened,brahmigiani (brahmanjanani) or the knower of Brahm, Sachiara or the knower of Truth, Panch or Elect Khalsa and jodh maha bal sur with the implication of this heroism being exclusively moral and spiritual.
The significance of other related terms like “Jeevat Marna” and “Sabdey Marna” will be examined.
Sikh Theology and Philosophy of liberation will also be explored interactively.

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Japji p. 32 (Jessi Kaur)

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Feb 182015
 

Nirbhau – S. Jagjot Singh

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Abstract:

“Let us do vichaar on the fifth word in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib – “Nirbhau”. What does it mean to be truly Nirbhau in one’s life? How does one attain this state of being Nirbhau? And – what are the benefits felt in daily life of being Nirbhau?”

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Japji p.31 (Jessi Kaur)

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Dec 012014
 

Vichaar – October 26, 2014

“The concept of Grace or GURPRASAD in Gurbani.”  (S. Jagmohan Singh)

 

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Abstract

Guru Arjan Devji Says:

MERE MAADHO JEE SATASANGAT MILAY S TARIYAA.
GUR PARSAAD PARAM PAD PAAYAA SOOKAY KAASAT HARIYAA .
 In SATSANGAT we will explore the answers to following questions, in the light of Gurbani.
What is the meaning of  Grace or Gurprasad in Gurbani?
Related terms like nadar, mehar, anugragha, etc.
How does Grace operate, how do we become worthy of it or recipients of it?
The role of Grace in spiritual growth and becoming a Gurmukh.
Does it apply in our day to day life and how we relate to others ?
How does it relate to surrender and gratitude?

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Sep 292014
 

What  does SGGS ji tell us about ‘Munn’ – Leena Kaur Bedi

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Let us look at what is SGGS telling us about “Mun” which is usually translated as “mind”. How is it different or same from the “no mind” or “zero mind” concepts in various spiritual practices. And how to work on our “Mun” to stay on the path our Satguru’s want us to be on – the processes, the Maryaadas, the systems setup by our Gurus. Let us explore if we are utilizing them for the final goal, and are we on the path.

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Japji p. 29 (Jessi Kaur)

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