Simran

Simran (Punjabi: ਸਿਮਰਨ, Hindi: सिमरण, सिमरन) is a Punjabi word derived from the Sanskrit word स्मरण (smaraṇa, "the act of remembrance, reminiscence, and recollection") which leads to the realization of what may be the highest aspect and purpose in one's life. It is the continuous remembrance of the finest aspect of the self, and/or the continuous remembrance (or feeling) of God, thus used for introducing spirituality. This state is maintained continuously while carrying out the worldly works outside.[1]

According to an interview of Rabltaoj founder Mr. Kunal Anand,Simran is the name of virtual love who comes like a fairy in his life and goes like an angel and He believes that she is the reason behind Rabltaoj company.

Gurmukhi

Simran is a commonly used term as a verb in Gurmukhi, which refers to 'meditating' of the Nām, the ultimate feeling of Ultimate. Sikhism is a distinct contemporary faith, whereby the Realization of God can be realized purely through individual devotion, without subjection to rites and rituals that have recently become the business of avaricious priests and that would impede the pure search for truth in Sikhism.

It says in the Guru Granth Sahib that through Simran one is purified and attains salvation or 'mukti'. This is because 'si-mar' means 'to die over', thus indicating to death of ego, allowing truth ultimate truth or sat to appear.

On page 202 of the Guru Granth Sahib, Guruji writes:

Meditating, meditating in remembrance, I have found peace.
(simar simar sukh paa-i-aa.)

This hymn teaches a person who wishes to gain from this human life, one must attain a higher spiritual state by become free of attachment by realizing that all that is, is empty. Thereby, merit is acquired by devoutly repeating, comprehending and living by the sacred word every day so as to progressively reveal the divine and ultimate truth to the person who earnestly seeks it:

Guru Ram Das says in Sarang ki var (Guru Granth Sahib, 1242):

Nām, the incorruptible is beyond our comprehending.

At the same time, it is our constant companion and preserves all creation. Therefore, truth will disclose itself unto us and lets us perceive it in our hearts. It is through earnestness that we can meet with such a truth.

Sant Mat

In Sant Mat the word Simran is used for the spiritual practice of repeating the mantra given by the Satguru during initiation. The mantra itself is also called Simran. Simran repetition is done during meditation and also outside it,[2] however this mantra is later dropped in favor of real feeling of self or the God, which happens due to breaking out of monotony through Jap. Thus mantra is used only till the point, monotony and previously formed patterns are broken. After it pure Simran is carried by the sadhak.

See also

References

  1. ^ Ek Omkaar Satnam Audio Discourse
  2. ^ Simran What it means and its uses, by Kirpal Singh.
Amrit Velā

Amrit Velā (Punjabi: ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਵੇਲਾ, lit: Time of Amrit) begins at the start of a new day, therefore, begins at 12:00 am and ends at 6:00 am, [1] or before the dawning of the morning sun[2] which is used for daily meditation and recitation of Gurbani hymns. Typically, Sikhs start Amrit Vela at 2:00 am or earlier. Guru Nanak in the Japji Sahib (4th Pauri) says, "During the hours of Amrit velā, meditate on the grandeur of the one true Name."[1] The importance of Amrit Vela is found throughout the Guru Granth Sahib. The Guru Granth Sahib states that "those who consider themselves a Sikh must wake up daily at Amrit Vela and be in tune with the Naam (the Lord's Name)"[3]

In the Sikh Rehat Maryada, it is written to arise Amrit Velā, bath, and meditate on the divine Naam (through Simran and Naam Japna). Sikhs recite their morning Nitnem during Amrit Vela. Traditionally after Nitnem Sikhs meet with the Sangat (congregation) to recite Asa di Var.[4]

Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani

Astitva - Ek Prem Kahani (Existence - a love story) was a Hindi-language soap opera that aired on Zee TV channel for more than 3 years. The story focuses on the concept of women's identity through the character of Dr. Simran, who embodies patience, consistency and suppression in a subtle way. She is a gynecologist who enters a complex situation when she marries a man 10 years younger than herself. It shows the ensuing struggles in her life.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (transl. The Big-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride), also known by the initialism DDLJ, is an Indian romance film, directed by Aditya Chopra (in his directorial debut), produced by his father Yash Chopra, and written by Javed Siddiqui with Aditya Chopra. Released on 20 October 1995, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The plot revolves around Raj and Simran, two young non-resident Indians, who fall in love during a vacation through Europe with their friends. Raj tries to win over Simran's family so the couple can marry, but Simran's father has long since promised her hand to his friend's son. The film was shot in India, London and Switzerland, from September 1994 to August 1995.

Earning ₹1.06 billion (valued at about US$32,766,000 in 1995) in India and ₹160 million (valued at about US$4,946,000 in 1995) overseas, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge became the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year, and one of the most successful Indian films in history. It won 10 Filmfare Awards, the most for a single film at that time, and won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Its soundtrack album became one of the most popular of the 1990s.

Many critics praised the film, which connected with different segments of society by simultaneously promoting strong family values and the following of one's own heart. Its success led other film makers to target the non-resident Indian audience, which was deemed more lucrative for them. It spawned many imitations of its story and style, and homages to specific scenes. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was one of only three Hindi films in the reference book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, and was placed twelfth on the British Film Institute's list of top Indian films of all time. It is the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema. As of 2018, over 20 years after its first release, it is still being shown at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.

Gangster (2006 film)

Gangster is a 2006 Indian romantic thriller film. It was released on 28 April. It stars Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Shiney Ahuja. The music is composed by Pritam. The film was rumoured to be based on the life of mobster Abu Salem and former actress Monica Bedi, but director Anurag Basu has denied any similarities to any real characters or incidents. Gangster was a hit at the box office. The movie is debut of actress Kangana Ranaut.

I Hate Luv Storys

I Hate Luv Storys is a 2010 Indian romantic comedy film starring Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan in the lead roles. It is written and directed by Punit Malhotra and produced under Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Ronnie Screwvala's UTV Motion Pictures. The film was released on 2 July 2010 and went on to become a box office hit. I Hate Luv Storys was partly filmed in Queenstown, New Zealand.

K. Street Pali Hill

K. Street Pali Hill is an Indian Thriller soap that aired on STAR Plus. It replaced another thriller, Kaahin Kissii Roz, when it concluded in 2004. K. Street Pali Hill was successful for about a year, only to plummet in popularity, owing to many of the actors' replacements. This show shared many similarities with DD National's popular daily soap Shanti.

Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai

Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai is an Indian soap opera which aired on Life OK from 22 April 2013 to 23 May 2014.

Kannathil Muthamittal

Kannathil Muthamittal (English: A Peck on the Cheek) is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language musical war drama film produced and directed by Mani Ratnam. It was based on a short story called 'Amuthavum Avanum' authored by writer Sujatha. It features Madhavan, Simran and P. S. Keerthana in the leading roles with Nandita Das, J. D. Chakravarthy, Prakash Raj and Pasupathy portraying other pivotal characters. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman, while Ravi K. Chandran handled the cinematography. Mani Ratnam presents the story of a child of Sri Lankan Tamil parentage adopted by Indian parents, whose desire is to meet her biological mother in the midst of the Sri Lankan Civil War. The film received highly positive critical response and is considered one of Ratnam's best works, but was a box office failure. Later on, the film was dubbed in to Telugu as Amrutha and in Malayalam with the same title.

The film premiered at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, It also received a strong reception when screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2003. The film received high critical acclaim upon release and went on to win six National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards South, seven Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and Best Film awards at six international film festivals.

Kasoor

Kasoor (English: Fault) is a 2001 Indian Hindi romantic suspense thriller film produced under Mukesh Bhatt's Vishesh Entertainment Ltd. and directed by Vikram Bhatt. It features Aftab Shivdasani in his second Bollywood appearance and Lisa Ray in her Bollywood debut. Ray's voice was dubbed by Divya Dutta. The film also stars Apoorva Agnihotri, Irrfan Khan and Ashutosh Rana in supporting roles. It was released on 2 February 2001. The film is an unofficial remake of the 1985 Hollywood film Jagged Edge but the last sequence has been taken from another Hollywood movie What Lies Beneath.

Kirat Karo

Kirat Karō is one of the Three pillars of Sikhism, the others being Naam Japo and Vaṇḍ chakkō. The term means to earn an honest, pure and dedicated living by exercising one's God-given skills, abilities, talents and hard labour for the benefit and improvement of the individual, their family and society at large. This means to work with determination and focus by the sweat of one's brow and not to be lazy and to waste one's life to time. Meanwhile, Simran and dedication to the work of God, not personal gain, should be one's main motivation.

There are some jobs which aren't allowed in Sikhism, such as a worker in brothels, prostitute, fortune-teller, astrologer, worker in taverns and pubs, worker in places were gambling is dealt, and many more.In the Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev ji says: "Those who have meditated on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and departed after having worked by the sweat of their brows

-O Nanak, their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord, and many are saved along with them!"

Other relevant passages: Deep within the hearts of His GurSikhs, the True Guru is pervading. The Guru is pleased with those who long for His Sikhs. As the True Guru directs them, they do their work and chant their prayers. The True Lord accepts the service of His GurSikhs.

Those who understand the Lord’s Court, never suffer separation from him. The True Guru has imparted this understanding. They practice truth, self-restraint and good deeds; their comings and goings are ended.

List of Tamil films of 1999

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Naam Japo

In Sikhism, Nām Japō (Gurmukhi ਨਾਮ ਜਪੋ), Naam Japna, or Naam Simran refers to the meditation, vocal singing of hymns from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib or contemplating the various Names of God (or qualities of God), especially the chanting of the word Waheguru, which means "Wonderful Lord" representing the formless being, the creator of all the forms and the being omnipresent in all forms. Singing of hymns generally is also referred to as Nām Jap, sometimes also called Nām Simran. Singing of hymns with musical accompaniment is generally referred to as Kirtan. While contemplating God's names a devotee is able to get nām, the divine connection with God. Nām is able to fulfill all desires and cleanse the mind of its impurities distress. Through Nām the devotees are able to harness Godly qualities and remove the five thieves.

Nām Japna requires the remembrance of God or the Akal Purkh, the supreme formless power that is timeless and deathless, by repeating and focusing the mind on God's various names or qualities. Some of the names of Gods can be found in the Mul Mantar, which is repeated throughout the Guru Granth Sahib, and also found in Guru Gobind Singh's Jaap Sahib, which contains 950 names of God. The guideline in the Rehat Maryada of Guru Gobind Singh demands that the Sikh engage in Naam Simran as part of his or her daily routine.

Nām Japō is one of the Three pillars of Sikhism, along with Kirat karō and Vaṇḍ chakkō. Critical importance is given to the meditation in the Guru Granth Sahib as the way in which humans can conquer ego, greed, attachment, anger and lust, together commonly called the Five Evils or Five Thieves and to bring peace and tranquility into one's mind. The Sikhs practice both the quiet individual recitation of Naam in one's mind, commonly called Naam Simran, and the loud and communal recitation of Naam, called Naam Jaap. However, this is not a strict definition of these phrases.

Guru Ji says in the Guru Granth Sahib:

With my hands I do God's work; with my tongue I sing God's Glorious Praises.With my feet, I walk on the Path of my Lord and Master. ((1))

It is a good time, when I remember Him in meditation.

Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, I cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ((1)(Pause))

With your eyes, behold the Blessed Vision of the Saints.

Record the Immortal Lord God within your mind. ((2))

Listen to the Kirtan of God's Praises, at the Feet of the Holy.

Your fears of birth and death shall depart. ((3))

Enshrine the Lotus Feet of your Lord and Master within your heart.

Thus this human life, so difficult to obtain, shall be redeemed. ((4)(51)(120))

Paarthale Paravasam

Paarthale Paravasam (lit. Ecstasy, just watching) is a 2001 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by K. Balachander, who, with the project, completed 100 feature films. The film, produced by Balachander's home banner Kavithalayaa Productions featured Madhavan and Simran in the leading roles, with Lawrence Raghavendra and Sneha playing other key roles. The film's music was composed by A. R. Rahman, whilst A. Venkatesh was cinematographer.Paarthale Paravasam tells the story of a couple going through a breakup after the husband is exposed for having had a child from a juvenile relationship. It also shows the introduction of love interests for the couple, and if they reconcile, forms the crux of the plot. The film released on 14 November 2001 to mixed reviews and became a commercial failure.

Sikh practices

Sikh practices are simple, unprecise and practical guidelines laid out by the Gurus for the practice of the "Sikh way of life". The Gurus emphasise that a Sikh should lead a disciplined life engaged in Naam Simran, meditation on God's name, Kirat Karni, living an honest life of a house-holder, and Wand kay Shako, sharing what one has with the community. This translates into hard work, honest living, love of fellow humans and through them service of the God, the primal power. This way of life is said to have been stripped of complications, myths, jargon, rituals and exploitation of man by man in the name of religion. No benefits are gained by where and to which family the person is born to – All have to undertake the rigours of Simran (meditation) and Sewa (selfless service) to progress spiritually. The Sri Guru Granth Sahib asks the Sikh to "Practice truth, contentment and kindness; this is the most excellent way of life. One who is so blessed by the Formless Lord God renounces selfishness, and becomes the dust of all. (3) ( [SGGS] page 51 (1))

Simran (actress)

Simran Bagga (born Rishibhala Naval; 4 April 1976), also known by the mononym Simran, is an Indian film actress, Producer and Television personality. She has predominantly appeared in Tamil and Telugu language films, as well as a few films in Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada.

Simran was born in Mumbai and spent most of her childhood there. Although Simran initially aspired to become a fashion designer, she accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, which came as a result of her fame as an anchor in the show Superhit Muqabla, making her Bollywood debut in Sanam Harjai (1995). Having acted in a few Hindi films, she later achieved her first success with Tere Mere Sapne (1996) alongside Arshad Warsi. Subsequently, she made her debut in South Indian cinema through the Malayalam film Indraprastham in 1996, and starred in her first Kannada film Simhada Mari and Telugu film Abbai Gari Pelli the following year.

The same year, she debuted in Tamil through V. I. P. and was followed by string of commercial successes in her early career. In 1999, Simran received critical praise for playing a blind woman in Thulladha Manamum Thullum. However, the turning point of her career came with the success of Vaali (1999), which made Simran the most successful actress in the industry. At the peak of her career she agreed to play the role of an antagonist in Parthen Rasithen (2000) and a suffering woman from a premarital agreement in Priyamaanavale (2000), both went on to become commercial and critical successes. She received her first Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress for Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), as the mother of an adopted 9-year-old daughter. Other than romantic dramas, Simran had also appeared in two comedy films alongside Kamal Haasan; Pammal K. Sambandam and Panchathantiram, both released in 2002. In Telugu, Simran starred in a series of commercially successful films; Samarasimha Reddy (1999), Kalisundam Raa (2000) and Narasimha Naidu (2001), and for latter both, she received Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress nominations. With the success of the 2004 Sci Fi film New, Simran left the film industry following her marriage with her childhood family friend Deepak Bagga. In 2008, she made a comeback to Tamil cinema with Vaaranam Aayiram, where she played the role of a mother and a wife to the characters played by Suriya and won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1998, entertainment portal Rediff.com called her "one of Tamil cinema's top female draws". In 1999, she was featured in Forbes Magazine as the most prolific actress with a diverse portfolio from the Indian subcontinent. Well noted for her dancing and acting skills in the Indian film industry, she won three Filmfare Awards South including Best Female Debut for Once More, V. I. P. and Nerrukku Ner, one Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for Thulladha Manamum Thullum, three Cinema Express Awards and was awarded the Kalaimamani award twice, in 1999 for her acting talent in films Thulladha Manamum Thullum & Vaali and in 2003 by appreciating her dancing skills.Having her film career spanning from 1995, she has featured in 93 Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films.

Simran (film)

Simran is a 2017 Indian heist crime drama film directed by Hansal Mehta in a screenplay written by Apurva Asrani and Kangana Ranaut based loosely around a real- life story of Sandeep Kaur. The film stars Ranaut in the lead role and Hiten Kumar, Kishori Shahane and Sohum Shah in supporting roles.The film's narrative revolves around Praful Patel, a divorcee, who loses her savings in a gambling bout. She takes a loan in order to repair the damage but when she is unable to repay it, she finds herself drawn into a life of crime. The movie is loosely based on the life of Sandeep Kaur, a non-resident Indian (NRI) in the United States who has been convicted of four bank robberies.The film released worldwide on 15 September 2017.

Upon release, the film received mixed reviews with critics widely praising Ranaut's performance but they also criticised the film's screenplay and execution. Ranaut received a Best Actress nomination at the Screen Awards for her acclaimed performance.

Simran Kaur

Simran Kaur is an Indian television actress. She is well known as Roshni in Love Ne Mila Di Jodi, Diya in Na Aana Is Des Laado ,as Anamika in Anamika (TV series), and was featured in Khidki portraying the role of a ghost.

Simran Kaur started her television career with the role of Roshni in Love Ne Mila Di Jodi on Star One. After that she played in Colors TV's TV Show Na Aana Is Des Laado

Simran's most recent role was in the Sony TV show Anamika as the lead Anamika. Simran Kaur is also known for her latest song with Diljit Dosanjh Laembadgani.

Simran Kaur Mundi

Simran Kaur Mundi is an Indian model and actress who made her acting debut in the Hindi film Jo Hum Chahein in 2011. Prior to that she was a successful model and was crowned Miss India Universe 2008 in Mumbai on 5 April 2008.

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