Fruits from Different Trees

Nov 6th, 2017

Harjit was inspired by the beautiful Shlokas of the scriptures of Dharmic faiths, ie Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, Ramayan, Dhammapada, etc. Forms of meditation/spiritualiy are borrowed from 7 religions and are presented in poetic form.

Take from religions any helpful practices,
No futile rituals; the aim is finding bliss.

From Sikhism let us take Amrit vela,
Wake up 2-6 am, contemplate clearer.

From Taoism let us take breath-listening,
Close eyes, listen to breaths for calming.

From Hinduism let us take Gyan mudra,
For concentration, press tips of forefingers.

From Islam let us take Zikar-e-Qalbi,
On the heart, imagine the name of a deity.

From Jainism let us take Digamber,
Unclad meditation cuts want asunder.

From Christianity, Walking the Labyrinth,
Walking in a spiral pattern inflatable slide for sale to clearly think.

From Judaism let us take Shokeling,
Rocking back and forth for focusing.


About the Author
Harjit has been on a spiritual journey since childhood, seeking to absorb the most valuable treasure – spiritual knowledge. He researched scriptures of Dharmic faiths ie Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, Ramayan, Dhammapada, Bhagavad-Gita etc and the Abrahamic faiths ie Hebrew bible, Koran, New Testament etc. He was also intrigued by the beliefs and practices of extinct and tribal religions of the Australian aborigines, Aztecs, Romans etc. In addition to that, he has always sought the opportunity to converse with leaders and followers of various faiths to gain personal insights. He has travelled to India several times to visit various places of worship including the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) and other important Sikh sites, shrines of Muslim saints and Hindu temples and places of pilgrimage for spiritual experiences. During his youth, Harjit studied writings on yogic practices, such as breathing techniques and the dietary system, but only practised it years later, performing an intense regime of various exercises, including the Kapalbhati, Agni sahaas, Raavan hassi, together with a variety of Mudras in various postures.

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