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In this podcast Satpal Sigh explores how Gurmat spiritual wisdom can enable mental well-being when dealing with the daily struggles of life through transcendence of the sense of self. We rely on your donations to be able to produce and share Sikh Spirituality content. Please DONATE today at http://www.nanaknaam.org/donate

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In this podcast Satpal Sigh explores how Gurmat spiritual wisdom can enable mental well-being when dealing with the daily struggles of life through transcendence of the sense of self. We rely on your donations to be able to produce and share Sikh Spirituality content. Please DONATE today at http://www.nanaknaam.org/donate

    How to be happy - Sukh & Dukh

    How to be happy - Sukh & Dukh

    Podcast on the nature of Happiness & Sadness covers

    * Common myths 

    * Causes of suffering/sadness? 

    * How can I overcome my pain?  



    Myths we live with 

    * We cannot help moving between these two feeling as it is a normal & healthy part of life 

    * Pleasure is better than pain 

    * Pain and pleasure are independent opposites and not linked to each other   



    Gurmat tries to create conscious humans - actively aware of their thoughts, so the goal is 

    * To reach a neutral state of bliss to all circumstances and situations in life. 

    * Constant tranquillity or 'sehaj' (not the same as excitement or happiness) 

    * Is this possible - yes, this is how you should judge/asses our own progress.  



    Causes of suffering 

    * Desires (I want = I don't have) 

    * Ownership     

      * Body-mind identity     

      * Ownership of possessions and people 

    * Delusions of permanence     

      * Death - we say things like "I lost my father" 

    * Control     

      * People should act how I want them to. Everyone acts according to his or her own conditioning.  



    Solutions 

    * Choose not to focus on the negative     

      * Suffering and anger continues as long as you keep narrating the same story to yourself      

      * Your mood immediately changes when someone calls or rings the doorbell     

      * Music is an instant mood-changer. 

    * The past is not your reality now     

      * "I cannot change past but I choose happiness now" 

    * Be impartial to everything     

      * Don't prioritise pleasures over suffering.         

        * All pleasures received in the past have faded, leaving you wanting more (so pleasures lead to desires and suffering)     

        * Don't judge anything or anyone's actions as good or bad         

          * In hukam there are only occurrences          

          * These labels only reflect how they affect us.  

    * Predict unpredictability     

      * Let go of expectations     

      * Expect the unexpected     

      * Anticipate and get comfortable with the ever-changing nature of reality. 

    * Treat Praise and Criticism equally     

      * When you are criticised - think about how that can serve you? (Fareeda burrai da bhalla kar) 

    * Live in gratitude and grace     

      * Focus on what you have and not what you don't have     

      * ਦਸ ਬਸਤੂ ਲੇ ਪਾਛੈ ਪਾਵੈ ॥ He obtains ten things, and puts them behind him; ਏਕ ਬਸਤੁ ਕਾਰਨਿ ਬਿਖੋਟਿ ਗਵਾਵੈ ॥ for the sake of one thing withheld, he forfeits his faith. ਏਕ ਭੀ ਨ ਦੇਇ ਦਸ ਭੀ ਹਿਰਿ ਲੇਇ ॥ But what if that one thing were not given, and the ten were taken away?

     ਤਉ ਮੂੜਾ ਕਹੁ ਕਹਾ ਕਰੇਇ ॥ Then, what could the fool say or do?     

      * Start to use the 'Thank-you' mantra     

      * Treat each moment as a gift          

    * Bahuta Karam Likhiya Na Jae, Vadda Daataa Til Na Tamaee - Japji Sahib

    • 43 min
    Suicide and Self Harm - Podcast with Gurpreet Kaur on suicide and spirituality

    Suicide and Self Harm - Podcast with Gurpreet Kaur on suicide and spirituality

    Gurpreet Kaur from Intuitive-knowledge.com shares her experience with self-harm, suicide and spirituality.  



    Gurpreet now works as a mentor to help others with positive mental health and spirituality. 

    You can find out more at:  Web: http://www.intuitive-knowledge.com  

    Instagram: @Intuitive.Knowledge Email: hello@intuitive-knowledge.com  



    This video talks about:  

    - what causes thoughts of suicide, wanting to die, to kill myself 

    - symptoms of suicidal behaviour 

    - how to stop thinking about suicide 

    - self harm and depression 

    - depression and self-harm 

    - suicide and spirituality 

    - suicide and meditation 

    - What to say to someone who has suicidal thoughts

    • 43 min
    How to overcome depression? - Podcast with Gurpreet Kaur on depression and spirituality

    How to overcome depression? - Podcast with Gurpreet Kaur on depression and spirituality

    We speak to Gurpreet Kaur about overcoming depression after her 15 year experience with depression medication and antidepressants.   



    Gurpreet now works as a mentor to help others with positive mental health and spirituality. 

    You can find out more at http://www.intuitive-knowledge.com or contact her on Instagram: @Intuitive.Knowledge  



    This video talks about:  

    - what is depression 

    - depression symptoms and signs of depression 

    - cognitive behavioural therapy 

    - how to help someone with depression 

    - how to deal with depression 

    - how to overcome depression 

    - what not to say to someone with depression 

    - getting out of depression 

    - depression and spirituality

    • 59 min
    Finding Happiness In Today's World - Satpal Singh - Sikh Channel Breakfast Show

    Finding Happiness In Today's World - Satpal Singh - Sikh Channel Breakfast Show

    This podcast is Bhai Satpal Singh's appearance on the Sikh Channel Breakfast show on the 6th of January 2018 where he discusses happiness in the modern world. 



    It looks at:  

    - What is happiness 

    - How does society teach us to pursue happiness 

    - Does true happiness exist? 

    - How does Mantra Mindfulness (Naam Simran) bring happiness?

    • 50 min
    Relevance of Guru Nanak's teachings today - Satpal Singh - Sikh Channel breakfast show

    Relevance of Guru Nanak's teachings today - Satpal Singh - Sikh Channel breakfast show

    On Guru Nanak's birthday we reflect upon the teachings of the sikh religion. 

    Who was Guru Nanak and what is Guru Nanak dev ji's message. 

    What does Sikhism believe in and the relevance of Guru Nanak's teachings today.

    • 51 min
    How to do Mantra Meditation? Podcast with Jasvinder Singh - Mantra Mindfulness

    How to do Mantra Meditation? Podcast with Jasvinder Singh - Mantra Mindfulness

    How to do Mantra Meditation?   



    This Podcast answers common questions: 

    - How to meditate using Mantra Mindfulness 

    - What is a mantra for? 

    - How to use mantra for meditation.  

    - Which meditation mantras are best?

    • 57 min

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