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The foundation of spirituality as per gurmat is detachment. If the foundation of a house is weak it won't last long - similarly, if we stay attached to family , acquisition and display of wealth, looks, sensual entertainments, seeking praise from others then we will have a real hard time concentrating in our mediation or simran. Please share !
 
Here are some tuks that we should print and stick on various places to continuously hammer in the idea of staying "Niralam"
 
  1. On the dressing table

ਲਖ ਟਕਿਆ ਕੇ ਮੁੰਦੜੇ ਲਖ ਟਕਿਆ ਕੇ ਹਾਰ
लख टकिआ के मुंदड़े लख टकिआ के हार ॥
Lakẖ takiā ke munḏṛe lakẖ takiā ke hār.
They wear earrings, and necklaces worth thousands of dollars.

ਜਿਤੁ ਤਨਿ ਪਾਈਅਹਿ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਸੇ ਤਨ ਹੋਵਹਿ ਛਾਰ
जितु तनि पाईअहि नानका से तन होवहि छार ॥
Jiṯ ṯan pāīah nānkā se ṯan hovėh cẖẖār.
Those bodies on which they are worn, O Nanak, those bodies turn to ashes.
 
and (to remind us of approaching death and detaching from this body which is nothing but dirt , and garnering praise from people that we are still young)
 
ਜੇ ਜਰਵਾਣਾ ਪਰਹਰੈ ਜਰੁ ਵੇਸ ਕਰੇਦੀ ਆਈਐ
जे जरवाणा परहरै जरु वेस करेदी आईऐ ॥
Je jarvāṇā parharai jar ves kareḏī āīai.
Even if you remove the signs of old age, old age shall still come in the guise of death.

ਕੋ ਰਹੈ ਭਰੀਐ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੫॥
को रहै न भरीऐ पाईऐ ॥५॥
Ko rahai na bẖarīai pāīai. ||5||
No one remains here when the count of the breaths is full. ||5||
 
2) On weddings when people are dancing and acting unskillfully in other ways

ਨਚਣੁ ਕੁਦਣੁ ਮਨ ਕਾ ਚਾਉ
नचणु कुदणु मन का चाउ ॥
Nacẖaṇ kuḏaṇ man kā cẖāo.
They dance and jump around on the urgings of their minds.

ਨਾਨਕ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਮਨਿ ਭਉ ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਾ ਮਨਿ ਭਾਉ ॥੨॥
नानक जिन्ह मनि भउ तिन्हा मनि भाउ ॥२॥
Nānak jinĥ man bẖao ṯinĥā man bẖāo. ||2||
O Nanak, those whose minds are filled with the Fear of God, have the love of God in their minds as well. ||2||
 
3) When there is a desire in mind to ask waheguru for some worldly favor
 
ਜੀਉ ਪਿੰਡੁ ਸਭੁ ਤਿਸ ਦਾ ਦੇ ਖਾਜੈ ਆਖਿ ਗਵਾਈਐ
जीउ पिंडु सभु तिस दा दे खाजै आखि गवाईऐ ॥
o pind sabẖ ṯis ḏā ḏe kẖājai ākẖ gavāīai.
Soul and body all belong to Him; asking Him to give us sustenance is a waste.
 
4) on the entrance of your home whether its a grand mansion (or you have one in your day dreams)
ਊਚੇ ਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਲ ਰਸੋਈ
ऊचे मंदर साल रसोई ॥
Ūcẖe manḏar sāl rasoī.
You may have lofty mansions, halls and kitchens.

ਏਕ ਘਰੀ ਫੁਨਿ ਰਹਨੁ ਹੋਈ ॥੧॥
एक घरी फुनि रहनु न होई ॥१॥
Ėk gẖarī fun rahan na hoī. ||1||
But you cannot stay in them, even for an instant, after death. ||1||
 
5) If you take too much pride in your physical appearance, youth, muscles, etc
 
ਜੋਬਨੁ ਧਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਭਤਾ ਕੈ ਮਦ ਮੈ ਅਹਿਨਿਸਿ ਰਹੈ ਦਿਵਾਨਾ ॥੧॥
जोबनु धनु प्रभता कै मद मै अहिनिसि रहै दिवाना ॥१॥
Joban ḏẖan parabẖṯā kai maḏ mai ahinis rahai ḏivānā. ||1||
In the pride of youth, wealth and glory, day and night, he remains intoxicated. ||1||

ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ਸਦਾ ਦੁਖ ਭੰਜਨ ਤਾ ਸਿਉ ਮਨੁ ਲਗਾਨਾ
दीन दइआल सदा दुख भंजन ता सिउ मनु न लगाना ॥
Ḏīn ḏaiāl saḏā ḏukẖ bẖanjan ṯā sio man na lagānā.
God is merciful to the meek, and forever the Destroyer of pain, but the mortal does not center his mind on Him.
 
6) On your dining table and fridge

ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਸੁਨਿ ਕਛੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਉਪਜਿਓ ਪਸੁ ਜਿਉ ਉਦਰੁ ਭਰਉ
गुरमति सुनि कछु गिआनु न उपजिओ पसु जिउ उदरु भरउ ॥
Gurmaṯ sun kacẖẖ giān na upjio pas jio uḏar bẖarao.
I listened to the Guru's Teachings, but spiritual wisdom did not well up within me; like a beast, I fill my belly.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਪਛਾਨਉ ਤਬ ਹਉ ਪਤਿਤ ਤਰਉ
कहु नानक प्रभ बिरदु पछानउ तब हउ पतित तरउ ॥२॥४॥९॥९॥१३॥५८॥४॥९३॥
Kaho Nānak parabẖ biraḏ pacẖẖānao ṯab hao paṯiṯ ṯara
Says Nanak, O God, please confirm Your Law of Grace; for only then can I, the sinner, be saved
 
7)On your locker or safebox where you store your valuables

ਜੋ ਸੰਪਤਿ ਅਪਨੀ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਨੀ ਛਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਭਈ ਪਰਾਈ
जो स्मपति अपनी करि मानी छिन महि भई पराई ॥
Jo sampaṯ apnī kar mānī cẖẖin mėh bẖaī parāī.
That wealth, which he believes to be his own, in an instant, belongs to another.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਯਹ ਸੋਚ ਰਹੀ ਮਨਿ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਕਬਹੂ ਗਾਈ ॥੨॥੨॥
कहु नानक यह सोच रही मनि हरि जसु कबहू न गाई ॥२॥२॥
Kaho Nānak yėh socẖ rahī man har jas kabhū na gāī. ||2||2||
Says Nanak, this still really bothers my mind - I never sang the Praises of the Lord. ||2||2||
 
8) If you have pictures of guru sahib or other dieties in your home and you ask favors from it
 
ਅੰਤਰਿ ਦੇਉ ਜਾਨੈ ਅੰਧੁ
अंतरि देउ न जानै अंधु ॥
Anṯar ḏeo na jānai anḏẖ.
The Divine Lord is within the self, but the spiritually blind one does not know this.

ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕਾ ਮੋਹਿਆ ਪਾਵੈ ਫੰਧੁ
भ्रम का मोहिआ पावै फंधु ॥
Bẖaram kā mohiā pāvai fanḏẖ.
Deluded by doubt, he is caught in the noose.

ਪਾਥਰੁ ਬੋਲੈ ਨਾ ਕਿਛੁ ਦੇਇ
न पाथरु बोलै ना किछु देइ ॥
Na pāthar bolai nā kicẖẖ ḏee.
The stone does not speak; it does not give anything to anyone.

ਫੋਕਟ ਕਰਮ ਨਿਹਫਲ ਹੈ ਸੇਵ ॥੨॥
फोकट करम निहफल है सेव ॥२॥
Fokat karam nihfal hai sev. ||2||
Such religious rituals are useless; such service is fruitless. ||2||
 
9) On the frame of your family picture
ਭਾਈ ਰੇ ਮੈ ਮੀਤੁ ਸਖਾ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਸੋਇ
भाई रे मै मीतु सखा प्रभु सोइ ॥
Bẖāī re mai mīṯ sakẖā parabẖ soe.
O Siblings of Destiny, God is my Friend and Companion.

ਪੁਤੁ ਕਲਤੁ ਮੋਹੁ ਬਿਖੁ ਹੈ ਅੰਤਿ ਬੇਲੀ ਕੋਇ ਹੋਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ
पुतु कलतु मोहु बिखु है अंति बेली कोइ न होइ ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
Puṯ kalaṯ moh bikẖ hai anṯ belī koe na hoe. ||1|| rahāo.
Emotional attachment to children and spouse is poison; in the end, no one will go along with you as your helper. ||1||Pause||
 
10) Home or lock screen of your phone and the TV( so you are not tempted to waste time on it)

ਕਉਤਕ ਕੋਡ ਤਮਾਸਿਆ ਚਿਤਿ ਆਵਸੁ ਨਾਉ
कउतक कोड तमासिआ चिति न आवसु नाउ ॥
Kauṯak kod ṯamāsiā cẖiṯ na āvas nāo.
In the midst of millions of games and entertainments, the Lord's Name does not come to their minds.

ਨਾਨਕ ਕੋੜੀ ਨਰਕ ਬਰਾਬਰੇ ਉਜੜੁ ਸੋਈ ਥਾਉ ॥੨॥
नानक कोड़ी नरक बराबरे उजड़ु सोई थाउ ॥२॥
Nānak koṛī narak barābare ujaṛ soī thāo. ||2||
O Nanak, their home is like a wilderness, in the depths of hell. ||2||

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Attachment is not bad.  Listen to what satguru says we need to attach ourselves too.

ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥
Dhanaasaree, Fourth Mehla:

ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਬੂੰਦ ਭਏ ਹਰਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਹਮ ਚਾਤ੍ਰਿਕ ਬਿਲਲ ਬਿਲਲਾਤੀ ॥
ਹੇ ਹਰੀ! ਹੇ ਸੁਆਮੀ! ਮੈਂ ਪਪੀਹਾ ਤੇਰੇ ਨਾਮ-ਬੂੰਦ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਤੜਫ਼ ਰਿਹਾ ਹਾਂ । (ਮੇਹਰ ਕਰ), ਤੇਰਾ ਨਾਮ ਮੇਰੇ ਵਾਸਤੇ (ਸ੍ਵਾਂਤੀ-) ਬੂੰਦ ਬਣ ਜਾਏ 
The Lord, Har, Har, is the rain-drop; I am the song-bird, crying, crying out for it.

ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰਹੁ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਅਪਨੀ ਮੁਖਿ ਦੇਵਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਿਮਖਾਤੀ ॥੧॥
। ਹੇ ਹਰੀ! ਹੇ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ! ਆਪਣੀ ਮੇਹਰ ਕਰ, ਅੱਖ ਦੇ ਝਮਕਣ ਜਿਤਨੇ ਸਮੇ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਹੀ ਮੇਰੇ ਮੂੰਹ ਵਿਚ (ਆਪਣੀ ਨਾਮ ਦੀ ਸ੍ਵਾਂਤੀ) ਬੂੰਦ ਪਾ ਦੇ ।੧।
O Lord God, please bless me with Your Mercy, and pour Your Name into my mouth, even if for only an instant. ||1||

ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਰਹਿ ਨ ਸਕਉ ਇਕ ਰਾਤੀ ॥
ਹੇ ਭਾਈ! ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦੇ ਨਾਮ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾ ਮੈਂ ਰਤਾ ਭਰ ਸਮੇ ਲਈ ਭੀ ਰਹਿ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਕਦਾ 
Without the Lord, I cannot live for even a second.

ਜਿਉ ਬਿਨੁ ਅਮਲੈ ਅਮਲੀ ਮਰਿ ਜਾਈ ਹੈ ਤਿਉ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਮ ਮਰਿ ਜਾਤੀ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
। ਜਿਵੇਂ (ਅਫ਼ੀਮ ਆਦਿਕ) ਨਸ਼ੇ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾ ਅਮਲੀ (ਨਸ਼ੇ ਦਾ ਆਦੀ) ਮਨੱੁਖ ਤੜਫ਼ ਉੱਠਦਾ ਹੈ, ਤਿਵੇਂ ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦੇ ਨਾਮ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾ ਮੈਂ ਘਬਰਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹਾਂ ।ਰਹਾਉ।
Like the addict who dies without his drug, I die without the Lord. ||Pause||

ਤੁਮ ਹਰਿ ਸਰਵਰ ਅਤਿ ਅਗਾਹ ਹਮ ਲਹਿ ਨ ਸਕਹਿ ਅੰਤੁ ਮਾਤੀ ॥
ਹੇ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ! ਤੂੰ (ਗੁਣਾਂ ਦਾ) ਬੜਾ ਹੀ ਡੂੰਘਾ ਸਮੁੰਦਰ ਹੈਂ, ਅਸੀ ਤੇਰੀ ਡੂੰਘਾਈ ਦਾ ਅੰਤ ਰਤਾ ਭਰ ਭੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਲੱਭ ਸਕਦੇ । 
You, Lord, are the deepest, most unfathomable ocean; I cannot find even a trace of Your limits.

ਤੂ ਪਰੈ ਪਰੈ ਅਪਰੰਪਰੁ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਮਿਤਿ ਜਾਨਹੁ ਆਪਨ ਗਾਤੀ ॥੨॥
ਤੂੰ ਪਰੇ ਤੋਂ ਪਰੇ ਹੈਂ, ਤੂੰ ਬੇਅੰਤ ਹੈਂ । ਹੇ ਸੁਆਮੀ! ਤੂੰ ਕਿਹੋ ਜਿਹਾ ਹੈਂ ਤੇ ਕਿਤਨਾ ਵੱਡਾ ਹੈਂ—ਇਹ ਭੇਤ ਤੂੰ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਜਾਣਦਾ ਹੈਂ ।੨।
You are the most remote of the remote, limitless and transcendent; O Lord Master, You alone know Your state and extent. ||2||

ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਸੰਤ ਜਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਜਪਿਓ ਗੁਰ ਰੰਗਿ ਚਲੂਲੈ ਰਾਤੀ ॥
ਹੇ ਭਾਈ! ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦੇ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਸੰਤ ਜਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦਾ ਨਾਮ ਜਪਿਆ, ਉਹ ਗੁਰੂ ਦੇ (ਬਖ਼ਸ਼ੇ ਹੋਏ) ਗੂੜ੍ਹੇ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ-ਰੰਗ ਵਿਚ ਰੰਗੇ ਗਏ
The Lord's humble Saints meditate on the Lord; they are imbued with the deep crimson color of the Guru's Love.

ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਬਨੀ ਅਤਿ ਸੋਭਾ ਹਰਿ ਜਪਿਓ ਊਤਮ ਪਾਤੀ ॥੩॥
ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਅੰਦਰ ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਦੀ ਭਗਤੀ ਦਾ ਰੰਗ ਬਣ ਗਿਆ, ਉਹਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ (ਲੋਕ ਪਰਲੋਕ ਵਿਚ) ਬੜੀ ਸੋਭਾ ਮਿਲੀ । ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਦਾ ਨਾਮ ਜਪਿਆ, ਉਹਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਉੱਤਮ ਇੱਜ਼ਤ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਹੋਈ ।੩।
Meditating on the Lord, they attain great glory, and the most sublime honor. ||3||

ਆਪੇ ਠਾਕੁਰੁ ਆਪੇ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਆਪਿ ਬਨਾਵੈ ਭਾਤੀ ॥
ਪਰ, ਹੇ ਭਾਈ! ਭਗਤੀ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਵਿਓਂਤ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਬਣਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ (ਢੋ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਢੁਕਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ), ਉਹ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਮਾਲਕ ਹੈ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਸੇਵਕ ਹੈ 
He Himself is the Lord and Master, and He Himself is the servant; He Himself creates His environments.

ਨਾਨਕੁ ਜਨੁ ਤੁਮਰੀ ਸਰਣਾਈ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਲਾਜ ਭਗਾਤੀ ॥੪॥੫॥
। ਹੇ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ! ਤੇਰਾ ਦਾਸ ਨਾਨਕ ਤੇਰੀ ਸਰਨ ਆਇਆ ਹੈ । ਤੂੰ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਆਪਣੇ ਭਗਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਇੱਜ਼ਤ ਰੱਖਦਾ ਹੈਂ ।੪।੫।
Servant Nanak has come to Your Sanctuary, O Lord; protect and preserve the honor of Your devotee. ||4||5|| ang 668

Become the addict of Vaheguru.   An addict doesn't have to force himself to remember his drug.  The drug has become a part of him and he can't live without it for even a second.  Even by mistake the addict does not forget his drug.  When rising from sleep the addict works to get his drug.  His whole day is spent on remembering the high he gets from the drug.  The drug is why the addict wants to continue in life.  Without the drug the addict feels like dying and has no purpose.  So attach the mind to Vaheguru in this way.  Don't force yourself to do nitnem.  Live to feel the high the Bani gives the mind.  Live to hear the sweet teachings of Satguru.  Praise Vaheguru out of love as the addict holds the drug in his mind.  

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right veerji , I meant attachment to worldly affairs , btw which site / app you use for quoting gurbani 

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9 hours ago, nehkeval said:

right veerji , I meant attachment to worldly affairs , btw which site / app you use for quoting gurbani 

I use sikhitothemax.com 

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