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|Wednesday, 4/11/2001 5:42 PM MDT
Khalsa Ji...by SatGuru's grace i try my level best to do all the Banis during Amrit Vela...i was just wondering if its ok to do Sukhmani Sahib on some special occassions,say for example i am thinking of doing it on Baisakhi,along with all the other Banis that i do...it takes me 70 to 80 minutes to do the seven Banis(Japuji,Shabad Hazaare,Jaap,Swayyay,Anand,Rehras,Sohila) followed by Ardas...and i don't know how long it will take me to do Sukhmani Sahib...probably half an hour or less...so the question is when is it best to do it...some say its awesome if one can do Sukhmani once everyday...thanks to GuruJi i try to do all the other Banis everyday...i can't say its enough because nothing is enough when it comes to taking GOD's Name...please make it clear...thanks a million!
WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH!
All I can tell you is that my wife has been reciting Sukmani Sahib every day for the last 12 years and it has had a profound healing effect on both of us. It takes her about half an hour. I suggest you try it yourself and see the effects! Here is a beautiful poem explaining the effects of the banis:
THE DAILY BANIS
by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji
From "Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By"
The Yogi speaks effortlessly. ..
From the Love and Light of his Heart,
And from the depth of his meditative Wisdom.
Oh, Sikhs of the Guru! Oh, Khalsa! Listen to my Prayer!
The Nitnem is the Command given by the True Guru.
If you recite your Banis consciously,
You will gain Divine Knowledge.
It is by Guru's Grace that I tell you this,
And it is by God's Grace that you will be merged with Him.
When your Soul feels sad,
recite JAPJI in the depth of your Inner Self.
When your body feels useless,
recite SHADB HAZAARE.
When your Dignity is threatened,
meditate on JAAP SAHIB.
When nothing seems to satisfy you,
sing TEV PRASAAD SWAYIA each day.
When you feel hopeless, unsuccessful, and worthless,
That is the time to sing REHIRAS.
When your lower self confronts you,
and you seem to have no money,
When your affairs all seem to fail,
and your mind can find no Peace,
That is the time to sing ANAND SAHIB.
When you life seems boring, and you feel uninspired,
That's when you should sing KIRTAN SOHILA.
When the Light of your Soul is dim,
and the dark ethers surround you,
Then recite the Bhaugati Ardas.
If you sing Sukhmani from your heart,
You shall be wealthy and exhalted,
beyond your wildest dreams.
All the Bliss your mind desires, is yours,
when you meditate on Gobind, the destroyer of cruelty.
The Kingdom of the one who chants the Gurmantra,
Wahe Guru, Shall endure for ever and ever.
If you chant Sat Nam, all your affairs are arranged,
And all your desires are fulfilled.
When you sing Sopurkh, the Vision of the
Infinite Creator shall come to you.
The entire Universe fills the meditation,
Of the one who sings the watch of the So Dar.
When you sing the praises of Guru Ram Das,
God manifests in your Innermost Soul.
The Siri Sargam is such a powerful Naad,
That hearing it, even the homeless shall find a good home.
Hearing and singing the Guru Gayatri,
Rishi Dusht Daman will be the Protector of your home.
The Paintees Akharee gives the understanding of Yoga.
BENTI CHAUPEE liberates the Soul.
Whoever listens to, or recites the Bara Maha to others,
His home becomes an ocean of Peace and Bliss.
By eating lightly of healthy food,
One experiences the Bliss of Brahm,
and complete Liberation.
The Guru's Lungar is the very best food!
The entire Universe meditates at the Harimandir.
Whosoever recites his Nitnem daily,
Is blessed by Akal with Peace and Bliss!