Lecture 58 - Who is Sakat - part 1

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Lecture 58 - Who is Sakat - part 1

  1. 1. mysimran.info Sikh Academy facebook.com/mysimran.info twitter@mysimran.info Mysimran.info@gmail.com
  2. 2. Thank you Sikh Academy Structure of the Course: • 4 Lectures • 5 Simran sessions. • Lunch • We will get breaks. • Questions are encouraged. • Camps in Toronto Aug 2-4 Dixie Gurudwara • Vancouver 2013 Christmas to new years.
  3. 3. Pillars of a Spiritual Life • Simran • Different than meditation • Important for Control of the Mind • Gurbani • Everything we should follow what is in the Scripture • Sri Guru Granth Sahib is meant for all of humanity. • It is written to help us find our spiritual origin. • Jeevan Jach • The right way to live. • We rely on mental strength Simran gives us and the guidance of the Scripture to make sure our behavior is appropriate.
  4. 4. How do I meet God? First lets see what stage you are at; • How much Simran are you doing and do you maintain it? • Is it compliant with the practical application laid out in Gurbani? • Are you living the life that allows you to serve and earn the trust of God?
  5. 5. The faithless cynic, the lover of Maya is called Sakat in Gurbani.
  6. 6. The Sakat chases after Maya. 1029
  7. 7. Maya has two forms: Physical & Subtle
  8. 8. Maya Physical
  9. 9. Maya Thoughts
  10. 10. S Sato Rago Tamo
  11. 11. God 3 Qualities of Maya Tre Gun Maya Guna = Quality
  12. 12. God Quick Review: Two types of Gunas/Qualities Sukum= Subtle Astool= Physical
  13. 13. • Guna means quailty
  14. 14. God Rago Gun = Worldly hopes wishes desires anxieties worries
  15. 15. God Tamo Gun = Darker lust anger greed attachment pride
  16. 16. God Sato Gun = Higher compassion contentment humility morality tolerance
  17. 17. God3 qualities of Maya Rago Gun
  18. 18. O Nanak, the foolish and filthy Sakat passes his life engrossed in the world. ||1|| SGGS Ang 523
  19. 19. God Maya Sakat Lost in Thoughts
  20. 20. Each thought we take makes a wave
  21. 21. The Sakat does not submit to the True Guru; the Lord makes the non-believer wander in confusion. The waves of greed are like packs of dogs. The poison of Maya sticks to the body-skeleton. ||7|| 1311
  22. 22. The thoughts we take effect us.
  23. 23. Agan Saga (Ocean of Fire) Bik Sagar (Ocean of Poison) Suk Sagar (Ocean of Happiness)
  24. 24. God Maya Thoughts Waves
  25. 25. To Dos Register on Mysimran.info • Visit Simran in the City to find local Sangath • Come to Toronto in August. • Like us on Facebook • Follow on twitter • Watch and Share the videos and Presentations • Do simran tell your friends and family to do simran, join online too • Remember God with Every Breath

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