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Simran: Panacea for ills

The flow of healing energy from its spiritual source to someone who needs it is called spiritual healing. The treatment works on the body, mind and spirit, which seen as a single unit, must harmonise for good health.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2011 01:31 IST

The flow of healing energy from its spiritual source to someone who needs it is called spiritual healing. The treatment works on the body, mind and spirit, which seen as a single unit, must harmonise for good health.

Though, the whole Indian spiritual system prescribes spiritual healing as an important remedy for different maladies, Sri Guru Granth Sahib categorically declares that the panacea for all human ailments and sufferings is Naam Simran (Chanting and assimilating the name of God).

It says, "The Naam is the panacea, the remedy to cure all ills."

It is through regular recitation of Bani, holy hymns from Sri Guru Granth Sahib, listening and singing it with deep involvement and living a life of piety that love of God emanates within one's soul. Then the meaning of the holy teachings begins to dawn upon the person and the state of mind described therein begins to be experienced.

The Sikh then finds that the Shabad Guru is always with him, forever giving intuitive guidance.

"Diseases and sins are destroyed by hearing the name of God," says Nanak.

Here is a true story of Vasu Bhardwaj, a journalist in Gujarat who was suffering from cancer.

His meditation at Sri Harmandir Sahib with firm belief in Sri Guru Granth Sahib made him completely free from that disease.

In his own words, "I have preserved all the medical reports and X-rays done before and after the Akhand Paath (Non-stop recitation of the holy scripture) and Ardaas (prayer) at the Golden Temple (Amritsar) and they all tell the true story of my miraculous cure.

Ever since this miracle, I am not only experiencing the Guru's vibrations within me but also feel God's spiritual energy within me, which inspires me and guides me in thought and deed.

I am joyfully back, to "cheers and gears of life."

It must be remembered that it is not because of any ritual or superstition, but it was the outcome of deep faith based on involvement in the power of the Simran.