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By Yogi Amandeep Singh (read in Spanish)
"Jog Dhi-aan Gur Gi-aan Binaa Prabh Avar Na Jaanai.
He (Guru Nanak) is the Master of Yoga, Meditation, and Spiritual Wisdom;
He knows none other except the Divine.”
- Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji pg 1390
Three Days in Water
One early morning, during the ambrosial hours, about 500 years ago, Nanak entered the River Vayee to take his bath before his daily Sadhana. But on this morning, unlike others, Nanak waded further and further into the river, until he plunged into its depths.
Nanak’s childhood companion, Mardana, waited for hours for him to reappear, but there was no sign of Nanak. Mardana ran back to the village for help. He woke the entire village and soon a crowd had gathered at the riverside. Many ran back and forth the whole length of the river bank, but Nanak was nowhere to be found.
Three days passed and now everyone was certain that Nanak had drowned. People imagined that his body must have been carried away by the currents of the mighty river or perhaps eaten by wild animals. However, on the third morning after his disappearance, as the sun was rising, Nanak did return. Three days in deep Samadhi in the river Vayee had transformed Nanak into Guru – the Enlightened One. As he immerged from the river, his first words were “Ik Ongkaar – We are all One.”
Within this beautiful story lies the whole essence of Guru Nanak’s teachings. The three days in the story represent the time required for the individual ego to dissolve completely. Unless you drown your ego in the waters of Shabad, the divine cannot manifest.
And when the ego has dissolved, then the Divine manifests in you, and your essence becomes Divine and whatever is before your eyes is also seen as Divine. In that Union all you can say is “Ik Ongkaar” – We are all One. There is no place for any duality.
Guru Nanak explains this merger in his own words, “Nanak Leen Bhaeyoo Gobind Seon, Jion Pani Sang Pani.” Nanak merged with the totality, like water merges into water.
The Birth of Jap Ji
Out of this great merger, a sacred sound known as Jap Ji was born. It contains a language of a totally different caliber. If one connects with Jap Ji with openness and receptivity, something will start singing within them and blossoming, and the ego will slowly drown in its vibrations. It triggers the dormant energy in one’s being.
As you chant these words of Guru Nanak, a powerful alchemy will take place. Your body, like an instrument, will begin to vibrate at the same level of consciousness as Guru Nanak when he had the Jap Ji experience.
In the words of Yogi Bhajan, “If you want to know the science of Infinity, you have to understand Jap Ji.”
Nanak Belongs to All
For 22 years, with this beautiful divine song of Jap Ji, Guru Nanak flowed throughout the known and the unknown worlds, breaking the false walls of division and separateness like a mighty river of Oneness.
During his visit to the roof of the world, in Tibet, the land of Lamas, they saw him as the reincarnation of Guru Padmasambhava and referred to him as Lama Nanak and Badra Guru, the precious master. The Sufis of the Persian desert addressed him as Pir Nanak and Wali Nanak.
The Vedic masters saw the flow of the Vedas in his words and declared him as Avtari Nanak and Baba Nanak. In the Land of Lau Tzu, China, where he sat and shared the teachings of Oneness, they named the city Nanking in his honor. The Taoist Sages bowed at his feet and proclaimed him as Bhusa Nanak.
When he climbed the Himalayan Mountains to meditate with the Yogis and Siddhas, they recognized him as the incarnation of the Great Spirit, a man of Oneness, whom their ancient Puranas had predicted would take birth to unite Humanity. In gratitude for his wisdom, they called him Yogi Nanak and Avdoot Nanak, the immaculate master.
Yogi Mela 2014 Experiencing Nanak
Coming this Feb. 14-17, 2014, over three days in Espanola, New Mexico, yogis from all over will gather to actually experience this Nanak Consciousness of Oneness through Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan along with Guru Nanak’s teachings from Sikh, Tibetan, Nath, Vedic, Sufi and Kashmiri Shaiva traditions.
Experience the Infinite Source of all traditions, as you become the One! Join with the hearts of other dedicated yogis on the most sacred journey Home into - Nanak.
Yogi Amandeep Singh, a counselor by profession, is also a scholar with Kundalini Research Institute set up by Yogi Bhajan. He holds a B.Sc. in Information System and Software Engineering, M.Sc in Counseling and MA in Comparative Studies of World Religions. Trained in both the Nirmala Sikh Tradition of Guru Gobind Singh and the Udasi Sikh Tradition of Baba Sri Chand he is also a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Professional Teacher Trainer, Spiritual Healer and Teacher of Eastern Spirituality. He has done much research of Kundalini Yoga’s history, philosophy and its lineages. Inspired by the teachings of his master, Yogi Bhajan, he travels around the globe sharing the teachings of Kundalini Yoga & Sikh Dharma. His sessions guide participants though an experience of physical and psychological release. www.SoulAnswer.com/yogi_mela_2014.html , in-person in Espanola, NM; live streaming; recordings. www.YogiAmandeepSingh.com Join our 40 day meditation of the Mul Mantra for 11 minutes for 40 days. Jan. 6-Feb. 14, 2014 www.SoulAnswer.com/mul_mantra.html