Sunday September 30, 2012
A belief so strong it heals
ANCIENT SECRETS BY T.SELVA
Believers say spiritual healing cleanses the body and gives it balance. As a result, they feel healthier and happier.
ALL cultures have their respective spiritual healing methods as an alternative way of seeking solace for the body, mind and spirit.
Although the results that arise from such practices may appear to be paranormal, they are actually the work of unseen energy that brings balance to any individual who seeks improved health, peace and happiness.
The vibrations from such processes have an interactive influence on our sense of hearing, touch and sight, and the power to remove blocked energy.
I had an unusual experience at a healing session following the Sikh faith, when I joined a few hundred people at the Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur last month.
Held for the first time, the session was called Sarb Rog Ka Aukhad Na, which denotes that the recitation of the Almighty’s name cures all diseases.
All I did was sit with others and listen to the narration of three men – Gurmeet Singh, 54, Ranjit Singh, 63, and Prabhsimran Singh, 25 – for two hours.
The trio from Ludhiana in India sang selected sacred verses from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib scripture, which are believed to have therapeutic effects on people, particularly those with ailments.
The healing method did not involve any physical touch or the consumption of medicine, and was free.
According to Gurmeet, if anybody wants to get divine guidance, he or she must understand the meaning of the verses written in Gurmukhi, the poetic language of prayer written in the scripture.
All they did was sing several versus, which had messages like, “Believe and surrender to the divine, seek the supreme power to remove pain and obstacles, and free the body from all diseases.”
The objective of the specific messages, which were sung repetitively, was to remove the negative energy which is said to manifest when there is imbalance in our body.
Gurmeet was quick to say that they were not healers, but tools of the divine, used to share the pious aspects of the intricate religious text in a simpler form so that everyone could understand and benefit from it.
Singing and listening to the chants is the core of the healing process.
He believes that answers for all cures can be found in the Gurbani, which is the holy literature of the Sikhs and translated as “God’s Word”, and that only the divine can initiate cures. Through listening with intent, comes balance, thus the body can heal via spiritual cleansing.
Gurmeet’s mission to spread the goodness of spiritual healing started after retired civil servant S. Hardial Singh from Ludhiana recovered from a heart ailment via the process in 1983.
Three years later, Hardial established a non-profit mission and started spreading the wisdom of spiritual healing.
His health camps now attract participants worldwide as more and more people experience transformation in their health.
Gurmeet made it clear that this method of healing makes no distinction between religion, caste, creed, status or sex. It can be followed by anyone as all it requires is that one observes it with faith and respect.
An hour into the recitation session, the nagging pain I had from a sprain on my left hand miraculously disappeared.
After the session, several people who had also experienced some form of healing shared their feelings of contentment and comfort with others.
For several weeks after that, the holy hymns sung by Gurmeet and his team kept resonating in my mind and left a lasting impression on my senses.
It is possible that some people may dismiss the power of prayer as totally fictional and give it no importance in life. But it has not been debunked by modern science and continues to yield amazing and powerful results in the lives of many individuals.
For more information on the team’s mission, please visit gurunanakhealing.com.
Vasthu Sastra talks
T. Selva will present a talk on ancient secrets and health remedies following Vasthu Sastra on Oct 20, 4pm, at the Malaysian Association for the Blind, Jalan Tebing, off Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is free. To register, call 012-329 9713.
Another talk on choosing an auspicious property will be held on Dec 1, 3.30pm, at The Star Property Fair 2012, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
> T. Selva, chief news editor at The Star, is the author of the Vasthu Sastra Guide and is the first disciple of 7th generation Vasthu Sastra master Yuvaraj Sowma from Chennai, India.
Selva provides tips on Vasthu Sastra on RTM’s TRAXX fm at 11.15am on the last Friday of every month. You can follow him on twitter at @tselvas. This column appears on the last Sunday of every month.
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