Simran means to remember, and is a means of contemplative meditation using repetition which enables one to realize that they are an inseparable part of the divine. Gurmanter a repetition which is focused on the recitation of Waheguru or the identity of the divine is known as naam simran
Simran may be performed:
- Anytime day or night.
- As an early morning meditation.
- Inaudibly, while listening with the mind.
- Audibly with the tongue while listening with the ears.
- While singing hymns from the Sikh scripture Guru Granth.
Bhagat Kabeer wrote:
"Jaag soe simran ras bhog||
While awake and asleep, enjoy the essence of meditative contemplation. SGGS||971