How Hinduism/Sikhism and Islam are/could be COMMON for meditating on NAAM (Name of God)?

How Hinduism/Sikhism and Islam are/could be COMMON for meditating on NAAM (Name of God)?

 

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MEDITATING ON NAAM


• Meditate on the NAAM(Name of God) through INHALE & EXHALE.

It may any of these:
Allah’u Akbar, Wah’e Guru , Om Namo Shivay or OM.

While INHALE say in mind “Allahu” or “Wahe” or “Om Namo” or “”O””,
While EXHALE say in mind “Akbar” or “Guru” or “Shivay” or “”M”” respectively.

MIND NEEDS VARIETY, keep on CHANGING THE WORD of Name after a few days. But , meditate on the NAAM(whatever may be the word) with passage of Inhale and exhale.

You should recite NAAM THROUGH TONGUE also. Actually, you must start with tongue recitation and then switch over to breath recitation. As tongue recitation we may also sing beautiful verses from Quran, Gurbani, Gita etc.

Update : @Turkish Jar,


Of course Islam is Monotheist faith. But,Hinduism also practise Monotheism through Polytheism. Means.. ONE GOD invoked through various visual forms(images) and sound forms(words).


Moreover, Hinduism rests on the theory of PANENTHEISM. Means… Spiritual energy(all souls) and non Spiritual energy(Universe) are manifestation of God Himself. But Panentheism can not be practiced as it is the ultimate state of realisation by soul. We practise MONOTHEISM in its pure form and also through Polytheism also. AIKEM SUDVIPRA BAHUDHA VADENTY.

Update 2: @ God_i_O,
It’s not just meditation as adopted by atheistic faiths like Jains and Budhha. We perceive as meditating on NAAM(Name of God). Of course U 2 can do it while normal prayer. During SAJDA, INHALE and say in mind ALLAH-O while U get up and then while bowing down EXHALE and say in mind AKBAR. You can any other set of words like ALLAH O MALIQ or any other NAAM. See the miracle!!!!

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  • Harbans answered 3 years ago
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Meditation does not require any particular phraseology. The basic things which are helpful in this is enthusiasm with which you meditate, the concentration and the sincerity you put in your worship. For self-realisation and to reach to that ‘truth’, it is important that you do your meditation with non-attachment, being pure and truthful in your prayer. NAAM could be through chanting but that chanting should spring from the heart and not from your brain. Initially you require some effort in this endeavour and slowly but surely your efforts will fructify and you will be able to connect with Him. This is not acquired overnight. To reach to that Truth, mere words are not sufficient. Urge from your personal being should spring up and transform you thoroughly. Follow any religion to reach Him, but that way to the Ultimate Destination is only acquired through self-purification and with oneness of purpose. Tongue recitation initially and then realising Him through concerted concentration (inhale and exhale concentration) on the centre between the eyes till such time you get light and ultimately peace. *

Just disconnect of the conscious self while praying. In that state even forgetting what you are. A total surrender – merging with Him totally. No outer influence should perturb you or disturb you from the prayers. That is the total bliss because connectivity with HIM provides us eternal happiness. More the enthusiasm, more the effect.

One thing that is disturbing me that some people make prayer just mechanical in outlook. Just recitation from some scriptures verbatim. May be it is fine for some people but is there any benefit.

If Krishna or Guru Nanak Consciousness could be attained through total surrender then why not Christ Consciousness. There being no difference, all NAAMs are ONE then why differentiate.

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*****

wonderful explanation !!!!! my brother.

Thanx all .


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Author: Harbans

GOD is very compassionate with us in every way, need is to use those blessings which are the results of His bounties and thank Him for everything that He gives us. We should also share these bounties with our fellow-beings. I am the person who loves God and His Creations. I love my Creator and not fear Him. My children are adjusted to life, incommensurate, to their Karma and destiny. I have served as a Sr CGO for about 38 years in a Central Govt. Presently I am serving as an Adm Offer with an Engineering College. I am a spiritual person with liberal ways of thinking. I respect all the religions as I respect mine since I understand that all the religions are the pathways to a SINGLE ENTITY - paths for connecting with Him may be different but the ULTIMATE SOURCE IS ONE. I want to be a student till last day of my life. I am a homeopath also, which I pursue as a social service only. Happy moments, I take as God's Gifts, sad ones I take as His Test for me. I believe that He will surely assist me in this Test of His, come what may. Really. I have more belief in Him than I am on my own. You can comprehend my philosophy in life from my write-ups which I write while interacting with them. I firmly believe that every person has the special characteristic which other fellows cannot have and I respect that person as such. With the grace of Almighty God, a book entitled INNER THOUGHTS which could be purchased online from http://flipkart.com. This book is based on the topics which have been penned down. That is why it is rightly said if intentions are good, everything goes well with you.

3 thoughts on “How Hinduism/Sikhism and Islam are/could be COMMON for meditating on NAAM (Name of God)?”

  1. The Quran refers to the names of Allah as Allah’s “most beautiful Names” (al-ʾasmāʾ al-ḥusnā).In Islam there are 99 names of Allah, and you can call by Allah any name that is beautiful and befitting his Majesty.

    Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: There are ninety-nine names of Allah; he who commits them to memory would get into Paradise. Verily, Allah is Odd (He is one, and it is an odd number) and He loves odd number. And in the narration of Ibn ‘Umar (the words are):” He who enumerated them.

    Say, “Call upon Allah or call upon the Most Merciful. Whichever [name] you call – to Him belong the best names.” And do not recite [too] loudly in your prayer or [too] quietly but seek between that an [intermediate] way. & Surat Al-‘Isrā'( 17:110 )

    He is Allah , other than whom there is no deity, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed. He is the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.He is Allah , other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.He is Allah , the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. & Surat Al-Ĥashr (59:22-23-24)

    And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them. And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing. & Surat Al-‘A`raf [7:180]

    As for recitation, we recite the Quran out loud, even the one who is listening can benifit..!!

    So, when the Qur’ân is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy. & Surat Al-‘A`raf [7:204]

    May Allah be with you Brother ❤

  2. ALLAHA HU AKBAR

    Semera sister, we can call our Creator by any name and if that name springs from our inner being (heart) with total a surrender to His Will.

    My sincere thanks to your for a most informative narration on our Lord.

    I just am of the firm belief that He listen to us when we pray Him with total devotion. I also am of firm view that calling Him by any name with totality of LOVE makes difference. It could be through loud recitations so that others around you also get benefit, silent prayers, or concentrate between the eye brows or other way which connects us to Him. Purpose is to pray upon His NAAM.

    ‘And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them. And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing. & Surat Al-‘A`raf [7:180]

    As for recitation, we recite the Quran out loud, even the one who is listening can benifit..!!

    So, when the Qur’ân is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy. & Surat Al-‘A`raf [7:204]’

    These and other enunciation mentioned are obviously informative and enlightening.

    With kind regards

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