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Journey to Brahm Prakash -Friday April 19, 2019 (2-1/2 Hour Meditation)

Sat Nam Everyone and Welcome to Tonight's
Journey to Brahm Prakash Meditation

Led by S. S. Sangeet Kaur Khalsa

Date & Time: Friday April 19, 2019, 6 pm - 9 pm (Click For Current Arizona Time)
Location: 9851 N. 28th Way, Phoenix, AZ 85028 (Sangeet's home)
Live Broadcast: Begins 15 minutes earlier. (Click here for compatibility)
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Meditation Details Are Below.

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Sangeet's Message About Tonight's Journey to Brahm Prakash Meditation

Dear Family & Friends,

Tonight we sit at the feet of the Divine in all humility and raise our voices in chant, calling on the heavenly saints to carry the power of our chants and prayers around the world. This is a special day of opening to the heavens that occurs on the 19th of each month.

This special night, however, our prayers also link with the prayers of devotes from two great spiritual paths – the Jewish people who are celebrating the start of Passover with the seder meal tonight, marking the Jews’ exodus from Egypt into a time of freedom; and Christians who celebrate this day as Good Friday when the crucifixion of Jesus would also herald the resurrection and a time of rebirth and freedom.

So what is the fitting chant we will do tonight for our 2-1/2 hour master meditation?

We are given the recitation of the repeated lines from the 30th pauree (verse) of the daily morning prayer of millions of Sikhs and yogis known as Jaapji written a few centuries ago by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It is known by its first line -- “Aadays Tsai Aadays”

The complete mantra:

Aadays Tisai Aadays Aad Aneel Anaad Anaahat Jug Jug Ayko Vays

Translation & Deeper Meaning:

This mantra is believed to instill the entire knowledge of the Universe without ever reading a book. It is the yogi's humble bowing to the infinite.

In a lecture on “self-reverence” in 1996 by our Beloved Teacher, Kundalini Master Yogi Bhajan, he described what Guru Nanak had done in this one phrase:

"Guru Nanak salutes God as a yogi, by using the yogi’s salute: Aadays. Aadays means, “I salute Thou.”

Looked at, word by word, the Master explained:

Aadays tisai aadays: I salute Thou. I salute Thou, again and again.
Aad Aneel Anaad Anaahat:
Aad: You are the beginning.
He describes all dimensions of limitlessness.
Jug Jug Ayko Vays: Remains true through all ages, through all time.
-Guru Nanak, Siri Guru Granth Sahib, page 7 (from 30th pauree of Japji Sahib)

“God is primal and pure with unknown beginning, Who cannot be destroyed, and Who remains the same in all Ages. Through all time You will remain." -Yogi Bhajan

This combination, expressing great awe and humility, is a declaration of surrender to the power of the Divine. As such, energetically it brings a great state of calm and the power of victory to us as we chant.

These are the key words – humility, surrender, calm, power, victory. So we put our trust in God, surrender to that power, and receive the victory of God’s power prevailing through us in our lives.

Mudra:

We add to this the beautiful effects the simple hand position we call “prayer pose” --the same that we use when we start each yoga class or meditation. Yogi ji often told us, “Where you bow so you are blessed.” What better place to bow than to the Divine?

Asana:

Ideally you would sit on your heals in rock pose, but sitting in easy pose is just as acceptable. One can also sit in a chair with a straight back. In all cases, the chin should be tucked back slightly in “neck lock” throughout the chanting.

Well, that’s the breadth and depth of tonight’s Journey to Brahm Prakash – the 4th and highest heavenly ether, the realm of the saints and masters. The Great Ones who protect us and answer our prayers will be chanting along with us.

Join us and merge in ecstasy with the Divine!

Blessings to you all,
Sangeet

Date & Time: Friday April 19, 2019, 6 pm - 9 pm (Click For Current Arizona Time)
Location: 9851 N. 28th Way, Phoenix, AZ 85028 (Sangeet's home)
Suggested Donation: $25 per person. Includes a light vegan meal with Yogi Tea served afterwards.
Live Broadcast: Begins 15 minutes earlier. (Click here for compatibility)

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Desktop/laptop computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) work best because they come with Adobe Flash Player. Please check that you have a very recent version of Flash. Video support for mobile devices, however, is often iffy. Mac users often have problems with the built-in browser "Safari". Install Google's "Chrome" browser or Mozilla's "Firefox" browser and use either one of those instead. (The difference between those two mostly has to do with privacy -with Chrome, being from Google, you surrender all your privacy [same as using Safari] and Firefox, being from the Mozilla Foundation, you retain much of your privacy.)

Android Smart Phone and Tablet users -In the recent versions of Andriod the built-in browser is called "Chrome." It is most compatible and usually works very well. If the video is not playing correctly, then there is not really anything that can be done other than try a desktop computer if one is nearby -that may work better for you.

Firefox-for-Andriod (free and found in the Google Play store) usually works well. We personally use Firefox-for-Android on our Android devices rather than the built-in brower (for a number of reasons including better privacy and also better compatibility with HTML 5 video). So you might want to give it a try!

iPads and iPhones purchased within the past year or so usually work fine with the video. Older versions often struggle to keep a reliable video connection and there really isn't a way to fix it.

In general, though, if the video stops and there is just a black box without a big "Play" button in the middle of it, "refreshing" your browser usually re-starts the video. Unfortunately, interruptions during live broadcasts are usually unavoidable. However, with the new cutting-edge technology we're using in 2018 combined with you using a computer / smart phone / tablet less than 2 years old can minimized interruptions and in some cases avoid them all together. It is just the nature of this maturing technology, and it will improve in the coming years.

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