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  1. Amritsar should be more than that even, should be given a special status like Rome and City of London!
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  2. It should also be mentioned that the maryada (which probably most of us don't follow, but the puratan Singhs in the homeland do) is to listen Asa di Vaar in the morning, and you can do simran while you are doing so.
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  3. This reminds of this scene in Bruce Lee's Fist Of Fury. I guess we have always been seen as mercenaries.
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  4. I think you're correct here. There is a redefinition of each religious group by Guru sahibaan in Gurbani. The new vision Maharaj offers, naturally and gently funnels them into a more Sikhi oriented way of life. The 4-doors-one-walkway metaphor.
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  5. Wouldn't being a good Muslim endorse keeping prisoners of war as slaves and in the case of women sex slaves? Likewise being a good Hindu would encourage following the caste system. These things are explicitly mentioned in the Quran and Gita.
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  6. From my recollection that wasn't a quote from Baba Nanak ji but Sant Jarnail Singh ji?
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  7. Totally agreee. And what did fighting other people's wars get us? Literally nothing. I can't believe there are sikhs who celebrate being foot soldiers every year.
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  8. Why does everyone fixate on Amritsar so much? Waheguru is everywhere. There is nothing special about Amritsar. This is just another illustration of Sikhs mimicking other religions. We need to have a "holy city" because we are no less than them!
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  9. seriously we need to really push tanti saaj raag keertan instead of the low standard harmonium keertan we currently have. The current low standard keertan has birthed countless punjabi singers and producers in this lacharpuna industry such as Daler Mehndi, Mika Singh and RDB. Authentic keertan wouldn't result in gurdwaras being used as launchpads for such personalities! I hope this truth goes into the brains of some sikhs!!! Similarly, modern sikhs also try to present Morris Dancing gatka as an ancient art and even try to associate it with Guru Hargobind Sahib patshah, instead of learning authentic shastarvidiya!!!
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  10. @redoptics2013 This might be of interest to you? https://www.keeratkaur.ca/books
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  11. Both these guys are cool with Jagraj of course being admired for what he did for our community. Just wished Humble found a girl to settle down with...
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  12. I think you're right. It's our people's fault for being so open to others that messed things up. If we did this discreetly amongst ourselves we could have avoided a lot of very serious problems. Hindsight.......
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  14. The silliest thing about the modern obsession with bhangra is how stupid punjabis present it as if it is some sort of ancient tradition that has formed a central (perhaps THE central) part of their culture for generations. In reality, only certain marginalized groups traditionally partook in dancing. I remember when I was a kid, I asked my grandfather if people danced at his wedding reception. I wish you all could have seen the look he gave me.
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  15. This paradox only works with the Abrahmic conception of God which is that of a creator and a creation which is a completely separate entity from God. Gurmat teaches that Vaheguru is "IK OANKAAR" - this is an all pervading "force" so to speak which in our universe takes the form of the sound "Oaannn(g)". This force has a mind and personality (not an impersonal force), it pervades everyone and everything. No part of creation is separate from this - what is perceived to be a created thing is simply a wave eminating from the ocean that is Vaheguru, i.e. the creation and creator are one. Therefore this concept of creation and destruction as we know it, and how it is posed in the paradox question, is an illusion that does not exist - all that exists is oneness (Vaheguru) in various forms. The above answer alone should cover it, but to add an extra layer, should Vaheguru wish to engage in this, he certainly can - One way of explaining what " Ik OANKAAR" is is to say that it is actually the sum total of everything and more. Ik OANKAAR can at one time take any "God form" he likes and also the form of such an unliftable rock -both are God. Then, should God so decide he wants to, he can make another form of himself which then lifts the rock. The sakhi of how Harnakhash was killed despite him having a divine boon which seemingly made him immortal is a great example of divine creativity being far beyond limited human intelligence and that ultimately God can literally do anything in a way that mere human brains could never conceive. Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji was also displaying divine creativity when he created the multi-tassled chola. In short, Vaheguru can not be limited in anyway and can answer absolutely anything.
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  16. Isn't Ludhiana 67% Hindu? They are more than double the Sikh population. Likewise in Jalandhar.
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  17. Please try this for a few days and let das know if you feel any difference
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  19. This is straight out of charitrio pakyaan! She said it was the prosecution's case that the two women had shared brandy with Mr Murray and 'they gave him GHB to knock him out.' The prosecutor said: 'Ms Dhillon and Ms Awe admit entering the flat with GHB and giving it to him. They admit they have done this before - setting up men and stealing items from them, including watches, while those men are asleep. The men set up were also given GHB.' She said at some point there was plainly some degree of sexual activity between the two women and Mr Murray. Swabs from both sides of his face and neck contained DNA from both women.
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  20. That's cool. Personally, I'm cool with whatever develops my skills. I just chanced upon that video I posted - years ago, and for me personally - it was definitely a game changer. But do what works for you. Glad you're making progress. It's a big thing when you can start reading Sikh texts in the original language and script.
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  21. The thing Andrew Tate does is he exploits the issues in society to make himself more famous, he understands that the left has screwed up society so much that he can come in and take advantage of that, and unless society moves more towards a proper Gursikh view, people like Tate can continue to take advantage of the broken society. Either one influences society to go their way or people get absorbed into the society that controls everything, and right now the far left controls most of people's views, and this is just the counterreaction.
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  22. 8.4 lacs does exist. At end of OP's mentioned shabd the last verse is "Whoever remembers God before dying will get liberated." Property / house is ghost. "Mera baccha mera baccha" is pig. Also "Kach pkai authe paii, Nanak keha jape jaii" (unripe or riped souls are only decided in the Lord's court, where the truth gets revealed)... not we humans deciding "that person was a mona he gets hell" or "that sevadar is in Akaal Purkh's charna)... That sewadarr's soul can be trapped in the 4.2 lacs joon (underwater species) for all we know! Also I believe it is possible the 8.4 lac doesn't necessarily last long as it sounds... rats survival rate is 6 months, common house fly 2 weeks (max)... bigger animals last for no more than 20 human years. It is also possible that the soul doesn't necessarily go through ALL 8.4 lacs but can be ANY 8.4 (unless of course, Gurbani specifies the soul transmigrates through ALL 8.4 LACS specifically)... that means we go from gandhii nalii ka keda all the way to a... soul trapped in a mountain(?) Or even an Elephant... But even then I'd estimate it will be not for 100's of years as it appears. But of course it's all my opinion. If we do go thru ALL the 8.4lacs we must be extremely unlucky souls. And why stop there? Wha about a person born deaf, blind n mute??? I believe their next life must be human again... isn't it unfair they get 8.4 lacs / hell straight after???
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  23. The missionaries trying to convince you that "jooni" means stage of life is as if you went to the electronics store to buy a television and the salesman tried to sell you binoculars because you can also see (vision) far (tele) with a binocular. It's just such a stretch. Lol
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  24. Yes, this is what Guru ji says: ਸਉਦੇ ਵਾਹੁ ਵਾਹੁ ਉਚਰਹਿ ਉਠਦੇ ਭੀ ਵਾਹੁ ਕਰੇਨਿ ॥ Such people (uchreh) utter (vaahu vaahu) praises of the Almighty (saude) when going to sleep and (karen) do it (uthde) when they get up; ਨਾਨਕ ਤੇ ਮੁਖ ਉਜਲੇ ਜਿ ਨਿਤ ਉਠਿ ਸੰਮਾਲੇਨਿ ॥੧॥ Nanak bright are the faces of those who daily arise early and remember God. p312
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  25. As far as I can see, Gurbani recommends both approaches. Basically: Question:Gurbani or Gurmanter? Answer: Yes. ਮਃ ੪ ॥ 4th Guru. ਗੁਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਜੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਅਖਾਏ ਸੁ ਭਲਕੇ ਉਠਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥ He, who calls himself a Sikh of the Great True Guru, should rise early and meditate on God's Name. ਉਦਮੁ ਕਰੇ ਭਲਕੇ ਪਰਭਾਤੀ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਕਰੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਰਿ ਨਾਵੈ ॥ He should make efforts early in the morning take bath and have ablution in the tank of Nectar. ਉਪਦੇਸਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਜਪੁ ਜਾਪੈ ਸਭਿ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਪਾਪ ਦੋਖ ਲਹਿ ਜਾਵੈ ॥ By repeating Lords God's Name under Guru's instruction all his sins misdeeds and accusations are wiped off. ਫਿਰਿ ਚੜੈ ਦਿਵਸੁ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਗਾਵੈ ਬਹਦਿਆ ਉਠਦਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥ Afterwards at sun rise he sings Gurbani and whilst sitting or standing he meditates in God's Name. p305 Kabir ji: ਕੋਈ ਗਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਸੁਣੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮਾ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਇ ॥ Some sing, some listen while focusing the mind on God's Name. ਕਹੁ ਕਬੀਰ ਸੰਸਾ ਨਹੀ ਅੰਤਿ ਪਰਮ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਇ ॥੪॥੧॥੪॥੫੫॥ Says Kabir, doubtlessly (both) obtain the highest state at last. p335
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  26. This is true. I think also doing simran after helps with stilling the mind. It's like paat conditions the mind for the subsequent practice of stillness. But all said and done, however anyone is doing it, the fact that they at all is great.
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  27. Originally the kirpan was just one part of a broader panj hathiars (5 weapons). None of these were supposed to be 'symbolic' but practical, functional weapons to protect yourself and the panth. In my opinion ANY functional hathiar is infinitely better than some useless 'symbolic' thing.
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  28. The prospective bride was lucky. I know a girl, pretty looking who for years rejected rishtay from keshdari boys, truck drivers, office clerks and shes now in her 40s still at home watching hindi serials waiting for her prince charming.
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  29. That's because Malwai juts are more in tune with Sikhi than the average maybe?
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  30. And you women, you need to be getting into this stuff too. If you're in Canada or the US where it's legal, do it. Learn to clean them, fix them too.
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  31. if someone looks at sikhi as a religion called sikhism, they already have a different mindset to me lol !
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  32. Every reply in this thread has been cracking. Great contributions; lots to think over and absorb. It's also clear to me how easy it is to veer off course when trying to understand the absolute core of what Sikhi is telling us. We, as humans, impose our pre-existing beliefs, practices, and prejudices on matters that the nuances of which are - as the saying goes - finer than a hair's breadth. The distinction between what's correct and what's inaccurate is such a fine line to tread. Unlike other faiths we perhaps don't portend doom for people around us and humanity in general if our comprehension of Sikhi isn't as firm as it should be, but for the sake of establishing clarity in our own minds, and therefore allowing us to be productive and good Sikhs and humans in general, we owe it to ourselves to truly comprehend what our faith's scriptures are saying to us, and not arrive at a rough estimation based on skewed information or occasionally outright false assumptions built on things we suppose to be accurate. I use to hear it growing up and i didn't quite understand the impact of it, but I'm beginning to realise that Sikhi is truly not an easy path to follow. Of course, the rewards for doing so are in themselves worth undergoing the tough journey.
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  33. singhnian greet each other in playground at the end of the day with fateh then ask if they smell of the tardka they have just been cooking. We all know that cooking smells are not great when they cling ... at least we don't smell like boiled cabbage like the white women used to back in the day
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  34. She said no, twice. How much more clarity do you require? Win the lottery and she might reconsider.
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  35. https://www.awazthevoice.in/culture-news/why-canadian-rai-aziz-ullah-preserves-guru-gobind-singh-s-relics-18624.html Why Canadian Rai Aziz Ullah Khan preserves Guru Gobind Singh's relics Rai Aziz Ullah Khan with Gangasagar awazthevoice.in Published: 02-01-2023 17:06:00 PM 4 min read Amrik Singh / Jalandhar In Sikh history, December is called the 'month of sacrifices' as it was in this month that the family of the tenth Guru Gobind Singh was martyred. Their stories have been recorded with the utmost respect in the pages of Sikh history. Some of the relics and symbols related to Guru Gobind Singh continue to be preserved by Muslim families with utmost devotion and purity. One of these is 'Gangasagar'. Gangasagar is a priceless vessel made of an alloy of copper-brass and some other metals, that Guru Gobid Singh used for drinking milk and water etc. He always kept it with him. Rai Aziz Ullah Khan holding Gangasagar It’s said that he carried Gangasagar to the war and also in the final battle of his life with the Mughals. His sons Sahibzade Baba Jujhar Singh and Baba Ajit Singh were martyred in the fort of Chamkaur. The brothers served him with devotion and with utmost dignity. The Khan brothers were horse traders. Before taking their leave, Guru Gobind Singh accorded them the status of Pir in recognition of their services. Navi Khan and Ghani Khan were well aware of the Mughals’ power, yet they carried Guru Gobind Singh on their shoulders and took him safely out of Machhiwada with proper protocol. Some other Muslim notables also accompanied them. A portrait of Rai Kallan At that time, the area was surrounded by the Mughal forces and their spies were keeping track of Guru Gobind Singh’s movements. Guruji came face to face with the Mughal army at many places outside Machhiwada. At that time the saying "patta-patta sher ka Dushman ho gaya hai (Each leaf of the jungle has turned into the enemy of the Lion)" become commonplace. It was about the spies let loose by Mughal rulers against Guru Gobind Singh." Guru Gobind Singh was tired and he asked him for milk to drink. As a host, Mahi filled his Gangasagar with milk. Mahi sensed that he was meeting an extraordinary person and had no clue about his identity. He went to Raikot and informed his boss Rai Kallan about his encounter. After listening to Nooran Mahi's words, Rai Kallan could make out that he had met Gobind Singh. A painting of Guru Gobind Singh Throwing caution to the winds, he ran to the place where Mahi had met Gobind Singh and took him to his mansion. Again he served the Guru with utmost affection and devotion. Gobind Singh told Rai Kallan that he got separated from his family at Sarsa river and he wanted to know about the whereabouts of his wife and sons. He requested Rai Kallan to depute a reliable person to Sirhind to find out about them. Guru Gobind Singh Rai was so pleased with Kallan's service and spirit that he gifted his favorite jug 'Gangasagar' to him. He also gifted him some other items that he used. Among the gifts was a Peedi (a low-lying table) that has been used by generations in Rai Kallan's family to place the Holy Quran for recitation. A poster of Guru Gobind Singh Raikot and its adjacent Talwandi Rai were Muslim-majority states and had Muslim administrators. To commemorate the visit of Guru Gobind Singh to Raikot, the Muslims and Sikhs of Raikot and Talwandi built the historic Gurudwara 'Rahaliana Sahib'. Every day thousands of Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims pay obeisance there. This place stands as testimony to unity and harmony among Indians. Rai Aziz Khan represents the ninth generation of the Rai Kallan family. He was 27 years old when he was told about Gangasagar and other relics of Guru Gobind Singh. Gangasagar Rai Aziz Ullah Khan inherited this jug along with other things. When he left Pakistan, he carried all these valuables with him with the full procedure. He had kept these things in the locker of a bank. ALSO READ: Muslims serve food at Jod fair in honor of Guru Gobind Singh and his family's martyrdom He was provided a chartered flight by the then Government of India. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee also visited Anandpur Sahib to have a darshan of the relics of Gobind Singh.
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  36. Where did you read this? I would love to read the original source.
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  37. Sant Isher Singh Rara Sahib instructed the Sangat to engage in Waheguru Jaap first. Then followed by Gurbani Jaap.
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  38. sangat jee plz can anyone help me with bhai sahib's name and if possible a better source for this keertan by this bhai sahib as the track attached from youtube is mono thanks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCkdT_vADrA
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  39. yeah it was somewhat lolz
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  40. well i basically got a wound on my calfso when he dressed it some hairs got removed then and when next day i needed to get it redressed i yanked off the bandage and some hair did came out like the way some people wax...
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  41. Really I have seen many people from taksal drink tea including sant jee
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  42. all those folks who say this is "anti-religious" should alsostop doing keertan with tabla....
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  43. sangat jee wjkk wjkf I wanted to have a discussion about application of dharmic concepts like dya and helpfulness with sangat... sometimes in the real world if one is quite helpful and soft-spoken with peers , people tend to take advantage of you , I mean sometimes they use you and they know that you will not refuse them so they try to exploit you as much as possible... so in situations like these what should be done? should you be an <banned word filter activated> to them and they don't exploit you but because of being <banned word filter activated> you are not following Sikhism,but on other hand if you are nice people waste your time and energy much appreciated
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  44. spot on , bhai inderjeet singh jee is too good especially with dasam bani ...
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