Friday, December 30, 2005


Karma and Dharma in your Life

In this video Guruka Singh gives an explantion of Karma and Dharma and why you should get up early in the morning to meditate.


Meditation 2 - Long Ek Ong Kaar (Audio Track)

Burn this audio file to a CD to do the meditation described in the above video. Of course you can do it without this audio track, but it will help you get started, and keep the rhythm and tone right. This is one of the 7 meditations that many of us do every day at our group Sadhana.


Meditation 2 - Long Ek Ong Kaar (Description)

Here are a few excerpts from a lecture that I found by Yogi Bhajan, way back on April 8th, 1971.

"The Mantra EK ONG KAR SAT NAM SIRI WHA GURU, has 8 vibrations and describes the Glory of the Infinite. In the time period 2 and 1/2 hours before the rising of the Sun when the channels are most clear, if the Mantra is chanted in sweet harmony you will become one with the One. It opens the solar plexis, which in turn charges the solar centers and connects them with the Cosmic Energy.

All mantras are good, they are all for the awakening of the Divine but this Mantra is effective and it is the mantra for this time. It is a key which has eight levers and this key can open the lock of the time which is shaped in the form of an 8 (wheel over wheel). Therefore, when this Mantra is sung while applying the neck lock, at the point where Prana and Apana meet Sushumana, the vibration opens the cosmic lock.

In the town of Goindwal in Punjab, India, even today this Divine Mantra is still inscribed on the walls of the Bowli Sahib (sacred well) at the house of Guru Amar Das, the Guru of Guru Ram Das, through whose blessing today we vibrate in the Divine ecstacy. I disclose to you today this secret of the Divine for the uplift of humanity and those who will follow it will be liberated and be one with the Divine." - Yogi Bhajan


Meditation 1 - Simple Meditation Using Your Breath

In this video Guruka Singh summarizes the steps in waking up and getting ready for your morning "Sadhana" (daily discipline). He then explains how the breath (breathing) effects your mind and body. The video ends with him showing a simple breath meditation that will relax and focus your mind.


Mantra and Meditation

In this video Guruka talks about meditation and mantra.


Hydro Therapy (Cold Shower)

"Go for it! When the cold water hits the surface of your skin (which has four layers) all the blood from way deep inside your body rushes to the surface in self-defense, vastly improving your circulation on the spot. This is called Hydrotherapy. It strengthens your entire nervous system. People pay huge sums of money for what is now called "Hydrothermal therapy" when in reality all you need is cold water!

But first, before you get wet, massage your body all over with a little oil. Oil is more easily absorbed by the skin when it is mixed with water--and you won’t be greasy afterwards. Almond oil is highly recommended since the almond contains so many minerals, and it nourishes the body through the pores of the skin.

Go in and out of the water four times, constantly massaging your body until the water no longer feels cold. Be sure not to miss the area under your arms, which is where the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems meet. You can even stand on one foot and massage the top of it with the other foot. Women, be sure to massage your breasts."

Above Information From the Book:
The Flow of Eternal Power by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa

Your first victory of the day! You will probably become very holy the moment the cold water hits your body, because it is likely you will shout, "Oh my God!" You might try exclaiming "Wahe Guru" ("Wow, God is Great!") or "Ang Sang Wahe Guru" ("God lives in every limb of my being.") Remembering God is always a blessing.

Dry off briskly with a rough towel till the body really shines; put on loose, comfortable exercise clothing, and you’re ready to do your sadhana, your personal daily spiritual practice. God bless you, you’re bound to have a wonderful day!

Exceptions for women: Don’t take cold showers during your monthly period and No cold showers after the seventh month of pregnancy; take lukewarm, body temperature showers instead.

The Flow of Eternal Power by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa "When we do ice-cold water massage, not only do we open up the capillaries, but when they return to normal, that blood goes back to the organs."


The Beard and it's Purpose for Men

In this video Guruka Singh explains the purpose of the beard for men and why a woman doesn't normally have hair there.


What is Naam?

In this video Guruka Singh shares his explanation of the word "Naam", which is mentioned a lot in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. He also discusses being Happy, Experiencing God within everything around you, Living a life to do seva, and being present in every moment to serve.


Remembering Gods Gift to you

Ik Ong Kaar Satgur Prasad, Sat Gurprasad Ek Ong Kaar. It's a reminder of who you are...and that you are one with the infinite. Everything is a gift; even the painful things in your life.


Sadhana - Aradhana - Prabhupati

Today the topic is about setting a daily routine and rhythm in your life and the effects of doing so. Changing the way that you look at your daily Sadhana (Daily Discipline), Creating prosperity in your life.


Getting up Early in the Morning

Having a hard time getting up early in the morning to do banis or meditate? In this video Guruka Singh talks about reasons for getting up early in the morning, and gives many practical suggestions / inspirations to help you do so.


Banis and Time of Day

In this video Guruka talks about the significance of the banis being done at different times of the day and the effect.


Meditation, Your Mind & Gurbani

How do you meditate and get an experience? How do you concentrate?

In the following video, Guruka Singh talks about meditating on Gurbani, focusing and "training" your mind to concentrate.


Why we fold our hands in prayer

In this video Guruka Singh talks about how we do many things without understanding the reason. Most of them actually have a science and purpose to them. He explains why we fold our hands together when we pray.


Stories of Guru Nanak - Part 3

Tonight I am posting the third and final story that I recorded way back in 2001, of Guru Meher Kaur telling stories about Guru Nanak Dev ji's life.


Stories of Guru Nanak - Part 2

Tonight I am posting the next video of stories about Guru Nanak, told by Guru Meher Kaur to the children.

When I was little....I used to fall asleep to the stories told by Guruliv Singh. You can hear them in the Gurbani Archive listed under his name. These are some stories made way back in the late 1970's. Narayan Singh now has the same routine of listening to the stories at bedtime. He always says after getting ready for bed, "I want to hear the Guru Stories!". Some of the stories are: Story Of Babaa Deep Singh, The Guru And The Pandit, Makkan Shah And Guru Teg Bahaadar Sahib. There are about 11 stories that he must have heard hundreds of times now...and even copies some of the lines.

It made me think that it would be great to create some more stories for children. It is a great way to teach the kids about our history. I'm surprised that no one else has done this (at least that I know of). Audio stories would be much easier to make too than a cartoon. There really are not many educational materials for kids other than a few books.

So...this is the reason why I pulled out these Guru Nanak stories to share with other kids and for Narayan to enjoy too. Maybe one of these days I can work on a story telling project with some others who are interested. We'll see how it goes. All these late nights working on this stuff takes a toll after a while. Time for some rest this weekend (this is sounding familiar).

Hope you enjoy the stories! If you have it to your computer and watch it with them :)


Stories of Guru Nanak - Part 1

On different Gurpurbs and special days in Sikh history Guru Simran Kaur organizes fun educational things for the kids to do, so that they can learn about Sikh history and about the Gurus. In Nov. 2001, a few months after Narayan was born I recorded a series of stories that we had over a few nights.

Guru Meher Kaur (Mataji) who is our Gurdwara/Ashram Secretary loves to tell Sikh stories to the children here in our community and has been doing so for many many years. Here is the first part of the Stories of Guru Nanak; in honor of the upcoming Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev ji.

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