There are several ways to do Naam Jaap. Saint and Bhagats connect with the almighty by remembering Akal Purakh Wahe Guru. There is no best way to connect with god but useful tips come in handy when a person is just starting out.
Bhai Sahib Bhai Vir Singh in his book ‘Gurmukh Sikhiya’ provides some ways to make it easier to do Naam Jaap. Bhai Vir Singh’s helpful advice comes from puratan Singhs who’ve reached the ultimate stage of Naam Jaap and felt Wahe Guru.
1) Rest is important
Bhai Vir Singh recommends getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep everyday. He says if the body is rested only then you can spiritually be healthy enough to connect with Wahe Guru.
2) Healthy Diet
It’s important to have a simple and healthy diet. He states it’s important to not eat heavy foods and important to maintain a healthy diet. He recommends preventing constipation with a balanced diet.
3) Kesh Ishnaan twice a week.
Bhai Vir Singh states that it’s very important to wash your hair at least once a week and recommends twice.
One must do Satsang with Sadh Sangat as Guru is always found among the Sangat.
5) Do Naam Jaap with Rasna, positive thoughts
Naam simran will automatically start to happen once it gets absorbed in the mind and body. Rhythm and concentration will take it time but continuous sessions of naam jaap will cause it to be consistent and automatic. This is when Naam Maala will become day and night and you will be doing Naam Simran 24/7.
6) Stay away from bad influences
It’s important to stay away from negative influences and people.
7) Reaching higher stage
A person will realize when he/she has reached an out of body stage. Once this stage is reached, it’s important to be careful when taking a leap into the next stage. To avoid feelings of hunger, it’s important to eat a good diet.
8) Prevent Imagination from running wild
A person must not ponder and stay away from creating unnecessary imagination that can steer person away from Naam Simran. Love of Wahe Guru must always increase and desire to do more Naam has to continue.
Once a person has achieved higher levels of Naam Jaap, it’s important to help others connect and obtain a higher lever of spirituality. Those who do Seva and help others connect with Wahe Guru are the ideal GurSikhs. These are the people who are blessed and bless others.