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Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! I wanted to know if it's ever ok to just listen to Nitnem without physically doing it due to some reason? Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

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2 hours ago, Jacfsing2 said:

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! I wanted to know if it's ever ok to just listen to Nitnem without physically doing it due to some reason? Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

If you're illiterate or can't speak.

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26 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

Is it ok to learn the better pronunciation?

Yes, usually in addition to having read it first.

Better to read unless physically and mentally incapacitated due to illness.

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VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH

You could, but reading Nitnem yourself has many benefits.  Listening may "free you up" to do other things, which means you may end up focusing less on the Nitnem itself.  There is always the risk of sleep if you are listening, tired and still.

Reading aloud bestows the additional benefit of assisting in memorizing Nitnem as well.

To learn better pronunciation:  Sure, but the ideal state would be to go back to doing Nitnem youself after this learning is complete.  Perhaps assign a time duration within which you would learn the pronunciation and then go back to doing the Nitnem yourself.

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On 5/23/2017 at 4:50 AM, Guest Jacfsing2 said:

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! I wanted to know if it's ever ok to just listen to Nitnem without physically doing it due to some reason? Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

It's OK to listen to Nitnem because otherwise if you were doing Nitnem in the Gurdwara and the Giani is reading off Nitnem, the rest of the Sangat is listening to the paath. No one would say the Sangat is failing in its duty to do Nitnem.

Of course, you should pay attention to the paath.

Also, you should read paath so you learn it before you start to just listen to it.

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On 5/23/2017 at 2:50 PM, Guest Jacfsing2 said:

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! I wanted to know if it's ever ok to just listen to Nitnem without physically doing it due to some reason? Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Listening to or doing Nitnem is pointless if you don't actually Apply the gyan that it teaches you. 

 

Start practicing the Truth you learn in Nitnem in your everyday life. Apply it and LIVE it, don't just read it l. 

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i have a question.

before printing press and technology, as well as widespread literacy, became available in Panjab, how do you think Sikhs did nitnem?

I'm guess the some memorised it, and the others sat and listened in 'asan' with their eyes closed.

also don't forgot alot of nitnem has raags prescribed to it.  those Shabads would have been sung, rather than read?

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