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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:28 pm
by Isba22
My name is ishleen. If someone out here to clear my doubts it would be of great help. I'm a Sikh I am going through this illness from a pretty long time, got very depressed not able to think positive towards anything in life cannot focus so I decided to start praying I wanted to know are there any prayers In Guru Granth Sahib to recite while we are sick? I usually read the Benti Chaupai often, so today morning I read chaupai. I want to know are there specific timings to recite the prayers? Due to my sinus issues, TMJ, cold I wash my hands, face,legs and start the prayers in the morning, is that the right way? It would be grateful if someone could clear these doubts.

Re: Doubts

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:47 pm
by IJJSingh

You are on the right track. Do not worry about the timing or the type/extent of washing before reciting gurbani.

Any time you can find to remember Waheguru is a good time. Guru ji does not want us to get in debates about "auspicious" times for prayers.
ਜੇ ਵੇਲਾ ਵਖਤੁ ਵੀਚਾਰੀਐ ਤਾ ਕਿਤੁ ਵੇਲਾ ਭਗਤਿ ਹੋਇ ॥
If we keep thinking and seeking the perfect time for worship, then when would we find time to worship? (SGGS 35)

Sikhi focuses on cleansing the mind, which is achieved by remembering Waheguru. Cleansing our body is important from health and hygiene perspective, however, it does not have any direct bearing on spirituality. So what you are doing is fine.
ਸੂਚੇ ਏਹਿ ਨ ਆਖੀਅਹਿ ਬਹਨਿ ਜਿ ਪਿੰਡਾ ਧੋਇ ॥
They are not called pure, who sit down after merely washing their bodies.
ਸੂਚੇ ਸੇਈ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਜਿਨ ਮਨਿ ਵਸਿਆ ਸੋਇ ॥੨॥
Only they are pure, O Nanak, within whose minds the Lord abides. ||2|| (SGGS 472)

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh

Re: Doubts

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:38 am
by singhbj
The Healing Power of Naam
The Healing Power of Faith

Re: Doubts

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:51 am
by singhbj
As for cold & sinus,

Cut 2 table spoons of ginger
Chop 2 table spoons of Indian green chillis
Mix them both
Squeeze a lemon on top & have it along with an Indian meal.

You will feel much better within in a hour.