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Meditation (Sikhism)

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Synonyms

Anhad nad ; Aum ; Bhakti (bhagti) ; Dhyana ; Insight; Japa ; Mantra ; Nam Japna ; Nam Simran ; Nitnem ; Sikhism ; Simran ; Transcendental Meditation; Yoga

Definition

Sikh meditation is a practice which seeks ego-transcendence through a gradual process of realizing and immersing into the sacredness of one’s self and thus Existence, union experienced as a nondual interconnected sovereign sacred Oneness.

Simran- Presence in Present Moment Awareness (Mindfulness)

If one is ignorant of the mind, then one is ignorant of meditation.

In order to define meditation, it is important to place it within the context of mind, consciousness, awareness, ego and egolessness within Sikh philosophy. Mind is the internal faculty consisting of thought (man), memory/intention (chit), discrimination/intellect (buddh/bodhi) and I am-myself or I am-ness (ahamkar), the dynamic and continuous activity of ego. [5, 8, 9] Consciousness is the ground of being, the unchanging witness of all phenomenon....

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Panesar, D.S. (2017). Meditation (Sikhism). In: Mandair, AP.S. (eds) Sikhism. Encyclopedia of Indian Religions. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-0846-1_498

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