- Reciting (listening to) the message.
The first two steps are essential for the third. Hence, the beginning has to be made with reading. Obviously, reading alone without understanding and benefiting from the message is not full use.
GURBANI is written in poetic form, its rhythms have many positive effects. They cool our nerves and calm our mind as well as relaxes us. All doctors now agree that we must sit calmly and quietly to meditate on anything to take away our mind fron the worldly tensions. This is essentail to give a daily rest to our overworked and over-heated nervous system. Reciting PAATH or NAAM SIMRAN give us this benefit. It keeps our mind safe from the tensions and the pressures of living the high-tech modern life.
We are like children playing outside away from our mother, God. When it is time to work, mother gives a call to the child to stop playing and finish the school work in time. First the calls are ignored by the children because they love to play (as we love worldly life). Repeated calls of the mother put pressure on the mind of the child to come home and do his school work. Regular sittings for doing PAATH are like these repeated calls from the mother, God, reminding us of our responsibility towards ourselves. In due course of time, the call will touch the heart of the reader and make hime to recite PAATH devotedly and obtain peace.
If one start doing PAATH sincerely(even when one does not understand it fully, and most of us actually do not) he will notice a change in him to the better side. The regular reciting of PAATH provides us the neccessary reasoning and the required strength to keep our mind under control, and keep us safe from all wrong acts. As we all know what is right and what is wrong but we do not have strength to keep check on us. A day will come when it will awaken our soul and make us decide to follow our SATGURU order and recite PAATH regularly.
When you love somebody devotedly, the person is always in your heart, you effortlessly love the person without forgetting him even for a moment. When we know what we read, we will start practicing it, making our own life happy and spreading happiness around us.
In beginning of September 1998, the Young Namdhari in Bangkok were paid a visit by Sri Satguru Ji, who upon then call on us individually and gave PAATH to recite, JAP JI SAHIB, JAP SAHIB, both SHABAD HAZARE, RAHRAS, KIRTAN SOHILA, CHANDI DI VAR, as of one age, ability and fluency in PUNJABI some were given one PAATH, some got two and some all.
It is like forever that our Living Master always find the best way for his young SANGAT
Time to do Banis :-