Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sumiran / Meditation

Sumiran does not mean a mere repetition of some memorized words, a phrase or a Mantra given to us.
Sumiran means to unify our-Self with Almighty Nirankar; the universal consciousness.
There are two ways to do the Sumiran: with eyes open and with eyes closed. 
We can do the Sumiran with our eyes open whenever we want – at any time or in any situation. For example, while brushing teeth, exercising at the gym, driving to and from work, or waiting in line at the bank or while stuck in a traffic jam etc. 
However, ‘awareness’ - keeping the mind focused - is an important factor of Sumiran or Dhyana. Simply repeating a Mantra, while the mind is wandering somewhere else, is not really ‘Sumiran’. 

As the Gurubani says:
             प्रभु की उस्तति करहु संत मीत 
             सावधान - एकाग्र चीत 
        Prabhu ki ustati karahu sant meet
        Saavdhaan ekaagra cheet”
                                            
“Sing the praise of Lord, Oh my dear saints, friends
With total concentration and focused Chitta (mind)”  
                                                                      SGGS Page # 295
And 
           यथा दीपो निवातस्थो नेङ्गते सोपमा स्मृता 
           योगिनो यतचित्तस्य युञ्जतो योगमात्मनः    (भगवद गीता 6:19)
“Yathaa Deepo Nivaastastho Naingate Sopmaasmrita
 Yogino Yattchittasya Yunjato Yogamaatmnah ||
                                              
“Just like a lamp in a covered sheltered place does not flicker,
Similar is the simile of a yogi practicing yoga with undisturbed controlled mind.”
                                                                       ||Bhagvad Gita 6:19 ||

Therefore, keeping the eyes closed while sitting still might be the most ideal and preferred way to unify with Nirankar, as there is no visual distraction. It takes you deep into the experience of your consciousness, as well as into the great void, the Nirakaar Brahm - the supreme source of energy.

                                          'Rajan Sachdeva'

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful and thank you ji, the end goal of Dhyana is the Formless Mediatation however we do use image or form to get there...any thoughts on how to get above name, form etc and go into the Great Void ?

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    2. If we all believe that God is everywhere, then there is no need to concentrate on an object which is a part of GOD's creation. The receiver of your letter can receive it only if you have mentioned his address on the envelope. Similarly our prayers need to reach to the correct address. The correct address is to understand how God is present around us, which you can receive from Rev. Rajan Sachdeva Ji when you meet him in person.

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  2. Nice explanation for true sumiran.sumiran is taken as only in the time of need is not spirituality . God is taken only as saver from the problems.god is god thus to consider only as god

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    1. If we all believe that God is everywhere, then there is no need to concentrate on an object which is a part of GOD's creation. The receiver of your letter can receive it only if you have mentioned his address on the envelope. Similarly our prayers need to reach to the correct address. The correct address is to understand how God is present around us, which you can receive from Rev. Rajan Sachdeva Ji when you meet him in person.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful messages.keep us blessings

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