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Question from a satsanggi:
The first two messages below are a conversation between a satsanggi and another – she receives a message, and replies it respectively.
In the third message, the satsanggi seeks views from Bhai Manjeet Singh Ji over the recent eclipse of the moon brouhaha.
Full moon is on 31st January, 2018. There is also an eclipse on that day.
Here are some tips to use the strong energy of the full moon (2 days before and after).
Full moon energy can be good for you only if you use it right. It can increase the level of your positive energy, but it can also stir your emotions.
The full moon brings an enormous amount of energy and therefore it’s better for you to stay calm. Otherwise, it won’t have a positive effect on you.
Everything that happens in your body, mind and spirit will be enhanced during the full moon. If you are a little mad, you will get even madder. If you are happy, you will be happier. This energy is very strong and you need to give it the right directions.”
During “Pooranmashi” the moon energy is very strong and one should do extra “Path “ during this period .
During this time the hospitals are full as there is more negativity and the tides in the sea are so strong because of the pull of the Moon.
Morever as you are aware that our body is more water the same effect on us because of the energy.
“You have obviously forwarded this message on but do you really believe this?
Please forgive me if I openly question such superstitious beliefs about ‘moon’ energy levels.
The above beliefs are brahmanical and on any rational level don’t make sense. The only energy that is pure, forever rejuvenating and never harmful is Naam or Divine energy or sincere prayer from the heart.
We must have the right focus, otherwise we are in danger of being manmukh and baymukh.
Bhul chuk maaf karna.”
Whatapps to Bhai Manjeet Ji
Uncle Ji, your comments and thoughts are needed in the above dialogue:
Bhai Manjeet’s reply:
This particular phase of the moon is known as “greh”.
Gurbani tells us in so many places that the Lord is Timeless. Thus, to pray or attribute some good fortune to anything created – like the sun and moon is rather misplaced.
Guru Amardas Ji tells us only a fool and a blockhead would do sewa of “thithi” (phases of the moon) and of Vaar (days of the week) and worry about such omens.
“Thithi vaar sewai mugadh gavaar.”(843).
ਥਿਤੀ ਵਾਰ ਸੇਵਹਿ ਮੁਗਧ ਗਵਾਰ
(Only idiots and fools worry about these omens and days.)
The central thrust of the Banis like Barah Maha (twelve months), Din Rain (Day and Night), Vaar Sat (Seven days of the week), Thithis by Guru Arjun Dev Ji and by Bhagat Kabir Ji is to extricate ourselves from fears and superstitions of these external phenomena and to go deep inwards to unite with the Timeless One through the Shabad – with the grace of the Satguru of course.
At Ang 400, we have Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s Shabad telling us that we get great happiness by singing His praises. As the Satguru blesses you with Naam you remove all evil omens.
(“If my body was afflicted by pain supposedly under the evil influence of unlucky stars ; And if blood sucking kings were to hold power over me ;
– Even if such was my condition I would continue to worship and adore You : my love in reciting Your praises would never decrease.”)
(“God bestows pain and pleasure ; abandon all else – worship Him alone.”)
And as you loving sing His praises –
“Gaaviye’ suniye’ man rakhiye bhao.” – the result is “dukh par har sukh ghar leh jaiye..”( Japji).
ਗਾਵੀਐ ਸੁਣੀਐ ਮਨਿ ਰਖੀਐ ਭਾਉ ॥ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਰਹਰਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਘਰਿ ਲੈ ਜਾਇ ॥
(Sing, and listen, and let your mind be filled with love. Your pain shall be sent far away, and peace shall come to your home. Ang 2)
At Ang 974, Bhagat Beni Ji in his fascinating Shabad addresses a group of sadhus.
They told Bhagat Ji to follow them as they were going to bathe at the confluence of the triveni at Prayag where the sangam of the rivers Ganga Jumna and Saraswati occurs. The auspiscious occasion was supposed to be the eclipse – known as the kumbh mela. Bhagat in his 9 pada Shabad tells them he has no interest in going anywhere, and describes the incredible journey within.
ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਬੇਣੀ ਜੀਉ ਕੀ
Raamakalee Baanee Baenee Jeeo Kee
(Raamkalee, The Word Of Baynee Jee:)
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
Ik Oankaar Sathigur Prasaadh ||
(One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:)