Jump to content

Fighting Ego and Pride


Guest saynotoego
 Share

Recommended Posts

Guest saynotoego

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

A few months ago I really started engaging myself in this spiritual journey. I grew up in a Punjabi family where Sikh was the our faith but not practised. In my adulthood I was not aware of my level of egotistical pride and holding the illusionary things we have in life to such a high standard. In fact I still do as I type this. I'm aware of just some of the areas of my egotistical pride and I see it as something that is so, so, so difficult to address. I'm talking about fighting years of personal beliefs and attitudes. I never realized how much I don't really know until I started reading, just lightly, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. I do not know anything. Everything I thought I knew does not measure up to anything in light of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

There's so much headache with egotistical pride. Typing this makes me feel a bit better because I am getting my thoughts out. Today I suffered a "hurt ego". It kept me down the entire day. What a waste of breath and life. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, Guest saynotoego said:

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

A few months ago I really started engaging myself in this spiritual journey. I grew up in a Punjabi family where Sikh was the our faith but not practised. In my adulthood I was not aware of my level of egotistical pride and holding the illusionary things we have in life to such a high standard. In fact I still do as I type this. I'm aware of just some of the areas of my egotistical pride and I see it as something that is so, so, so difficult to address. I'm talking about fighting years of personal beliefs and attitudes. I never realized how much I don't really know until I started reading, just lightly, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. I do not know anything. Everything I thought I knew does not measure up to anything in light of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

There's so much headache with egotistical pride. Typing this makes me feel a bit better because I am getting my thoughts out. Today I suffered a "hurt ego". It kept me down the entire day. What a waste of breath and life. 

Bro/Sis ,  Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh,

When we do sewa with naam simran it helps bring our attention outwards in a good way, from being totally focussed on the self . Just keep on with your nitnem and Gurbani khoj and add some sewa to that simran,  Guru ji will resolve your issues before you know it . Don't regret too much just do Ardas that you do not slip back into old ways again, as Guru Pita ji is always there for you.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

 

Over the years as I got more into sikhi I started to have experiences which made me believe in God even more. I really wanted to let God know I was serious about Bhagti and so asked him to take away something as a test of whether I would still believe in him or not, I knew I didn't need them to love him. 

He answered my prayer and that thing got taken away. I continued my belief in him. Then more or less everything was taken, family, friends, social status. But my love for Him stayed in tact throughout. 

Material things come and go, we come alone and go alone, Noone is there for anyone else. But He will always love us unconditionally in truth and that's all we really need. 

When you live with poverty of the heart, appreciate your blessings but Accept that we have nothing, we are nothing, we are <banned word filter activated> and that's it- nothing can touch us. 

Who can slander you when you have no possessions, or anything else. Everything belongs to him. 

Some people have ego of seva and power but seva is given by him, power is His. The only way we can truly ever have peace is if we accept the nothing as the overriding truth

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt


  • Topics

  • Posts

    • was researching this and came back to this thread. Also found an older thread:    
    • Net pay after taxes. If you don't agree, think about this: If you were a trader and started off in China with silk that cost 100 rupees and came to India, and you had to pay total 800 rupees taxes at every small kingdom along the way, and then sold your goods for 1000 rupees, you'd have 100 rupees left, right? If your daswandh is on the gross, that's 100 rupees, meaning you have nothing left. Obviously, you owe only 10% of 100, not 10% of 1000. No, it's 10% before bills and other expenses. These expenses are not your expenses to earn money. They are consumption. If you are a business owner, you take out all expenses, including rent, shop electricity, cost of goods sold, advertising, and government taxes. Whatever is left is your profit and you owe 10% of that.  If you are an employee, you are also entitled to deduct the cost of earning money. That would be government taxes. Everything else is consumption.    
    • No, bro, it's simply not true that no one talks about Simran. Where did you hear that? Swingdon? The entire Sikh world talks about doing Simran, whether it's Maskeen ji, Giani Pinderpal Singh, Giani Kulwant Singh Jawaddi, or Sants. So what are you talking about? Agreed. Agreed. Well, if every bani were exactly the same, then why would Guru ji even write anything after writing Japji Sahib? We should all enjoy all the banis. No, Gurbani tells you to do Simran, but it's not just "the manual". Gurbani itself also has cleansing powers. I'm not saying not to do Simran. Do it. But Gurbani is not merely "the manual". Reading and singing Gurbani is spiritually helpful: ਪ੍ਰਭ ਬਾਣੀ ਸਬਦੁ ਸੁਭਾਖਿਆ ॥  ਗਾਵਹੁ ਸੁਣਹੁ ਪੜਹੁ ਨਿਤ ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰ ਪੂਰੈ ਤੂ ਰਾਖਿਆ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ The Lord's Bani and the words are the best utterances. Ever sing hear and recite them, O brother and the Perfect Guru shall save thee. Pause. p611 Here Guru ji shows the importance of both Bani and Naam: ਆਇਓ ਸੁਨਨ ਪੜਨ ਕਉ ਬਾਣੀ ॥ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਿਸਾਰਿ ਲਗਹਿ ਅਨ ਲਾਲਚਿ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਨਮੁ ਪਰਾਣੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ The mortal has come to hear and utter Bani. Forgetting the Name thou attached thyself to other desires. Vain is thy life, O mortal. Pause. p1219 Are there any house manuals that say to read and sing the house manual?
    • All of these are suppositions, bro. Linguists know that, generally, all the social classes of a physical area speak the same language, though some classes may use more advanced vocabulary. I'm talking about the syntax. That is, unless the King is an invader, which Porus was not. When you say Punjabi wasn't very evolved, what do you mean? The syntax must have been roughly the same. As for vocabulary, do you really think Punjabis at the time did nothing more than grunt to express their thoughts? That they had no shades of meaning? Such as hot/cold, red/yellow/blue, angry/sweet/loving/sad, etc? Why must we always have an inferiority complex?
    • I still think about that incident now and then, just haven't heard any developments regarding what happened, just like so many other things that have happened in Panjab!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use