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What is the importance of Meditation in Sikhism? How to do it?

Meditation or Simran holds great importance in Sikhism. Simran refers to the remembrance of God by continuous recital of His name (Waheguru). It is said in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji that by doing Simran, a person is purified and attains a calm state of mind which allows one to concentrate on the 'Qualities' of God. Thus, it is a process to allow one to 'Connect' to the 'Creator' and realize His qualities. Sikhs prefer the name 'Waheguru' and early morning is the preferred time to meditate.

ਅਉਖਧ ਕੋਟਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ॥

अउखध कोटि सिमरि गोबिंद ॥

Meditation on the Lord of the Universe is the medicine to cure millions of illnesses.

ਤੰਤੁ ਮੰਤੁ ਭਜੀਐ ਭਗਵੰਤ ॥

तंतु मंतु भजीऐ भगवंत ॥

My Tantra and Mantra is to meditate, to vibrate upon the Lord God.

ਰੋਗ ਸੋਗ ਮਿਟੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਧਿਆਏ ॥

रोग सोग मिटे प्रभ धिआए ॥

Illnesses and pains are dispelled, meditating on God.

ਮਨ ਬਾਂਛਤ ਪੂਰਨ ਫਲ ਪਾਏ ॥੩॥

मन बांछत पूरन फल पाए ॥३॥

The fruits of the mind's desires are fulfilled. ||3||

ਕਰਨ ਕਾਰਨ ਸਮਰਥ ਦਇਆਰ ॥

करन कारन समरथ दइआर ॥

He is the Cause of causes, the All-powerful Merciful Lord.

ਸਰਬ ਨਿਧਾਨ ਮਹਾ ਬੀਚਾਰ ॥

सरब निधान महा बीचार ॥

Contemplating Him is the greatest of all treasures.

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ਕਾਮ ਕ੍ਰੋਧ ਮਦ ਮਤਸਰ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਬਿਨਸਿ ਜਾਹਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਉਚਾਰੀ ॥

काम क्रोध मद मतसर त्रिसना बिनसि जाहि हरि नामु उचारी ॥

Lust, anger, egotism, jealousy and desire are eliminated by chanting the Name of the Lord.

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