Nit Nem: Daily Recitation of Guru’s Bani
Nit Nem in Gurbani gives you a very powerful meditative mind. It gives you the balance required. Energy comes to a person from the head, and the head is the distributing center through the spine. When one reads Gurbani; it must be done in the correct harmony and rhythm.
It is compulsory for Khalsa to read all the five Banis daily. They were given so that a person’s incarnated personality may elevate itself to defend through any negativity or misfortune.
Once a man came to me and he asked, I want to be the wisest man of the world. I said, Read Japji, and you will. He never came back. Where is he? I don’t know. That’s all it takes. I can give you the word of honor. If anybody of you can understand Japji, you can understand the entire wisdom of God. In those forty Pauris the whole thing is contained. The entire Siri Guru Granth is the explanation of that Japji.
- Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib
Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji
Guru Har Rai was once asked whether there was any benefit gained by reading the Guru’s Bani without understanding it. "Yes," he replied, "as grease sticks to the pot even when it is emptied, so does the Guru’s Word stick to the heart. Whether you understand it or not, the Word bears the Seed of Salvation. Perfume persists in the broken pieces even after the vase that contained it has been shattered."