The present, popular modern Sikh consider
the time known as ‘Amrit Vela’ (translated
as 'ambrosial time' by modern Sikhs) as best time for 'Naam
Simran'. However, it is but a starting point. In the Adi
Guru Durbar, Akali Guru Amar Das the third Sikh Guru, defines Amrit
‘If we were to say what is the time to
contemplate Va-eh Guru.
Day and night stay absorbed in the true Naam.
He only is true.
If for one moment you forget Va-eh Guru, how can you consider
your self a devotee?’
‘Adi Guru Durbar’, Pa.283
A photograph of a Sikh conducting his morning abolutions during
the twilight hours
According to Sanatan Sikhism, the transliteration
of Amrit Vela is 'that time which makes you immortal’.
Anytime an individual contemplates what is termed 'Jappa
Ajapp' (beyond contemplation) Akal (immortal
God is for a devotee of God), that time is considered as 'Amrit
Ultimately the aim of a Gursikh is constant with ‘Sas
Gras’, ie, every normal breath to do unbroken Jaap
(contemplation) of the divine living within Nirankar's will.