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    But look at all that beautiful history that took place under the span of the 10 gurus. Its a blessing. Look at the seva that Guru Amar Das ji did for Guru Angad Dev ji at the age of 70 walking backwards from kadoor sahib to his native village so that he didnt turn his back to the direction Guru Angad Dev ji was sitting. How would we have all this beautiful history if we only had 1 guru
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    Never heard this before KALI SWEEPS THE FLOORS OF GURU NANAK DEV JI Pritpal Singh / January 13, 2015 For the pooja at the temple. As he was about to leave, the king of this kingdom had a heart attack. Madan who was present with the king sat by him as he was being treated by doctors. The king worried about his successor, decided to leave his kingdom for Chandrahans whom he had found to be a very worthy successor. He immediately decided to test him and declare him his successor if he passed away. The king immediately dispatched Madan to go and get Chandrahans by his bedside. Madan found Chandrahans walking towards the mandir. Madan told Chandrahans about the king’s order to see him immediately. Chandrahans told him of Dhrishtbudhee’s, his father – law’s wish to have pooja done at the mandir. Madan took the pooja stuff from Chandrahans and told him to go to the king and that he in the meanwhile would perform pooja on Chandrahans’s behalf. Madan went to the temple whereas Chandrahans went to see the king. By then Dhrish tbudhee too had arrived by the bedside of king and was surprised to see Chandrahans there. The king asked him questions to test him and Chandrahans answered all of them successfully. The king declared him the king. Dhrishtbudhi asked Chandrahans where Madan was and Chandrahans told him that Madan had gone to the temple to perform pooja. Hearing this Dhrishtbudhi went pale. He immediately rushed out towards the mandir fearing the worst. To his horror, he saw the blood soaked dead body of his son Madan there. Madan had been murdered mercilessly. Dhrishtbudhi’s third attempt on Chandrahans’s life had turned futile and actually had harmed him again. Not being able to sustain the sorrow of the death of his only son Madan, Dhrishtbudhi took out his dagger and stabbed himself to death. If we try to do evil to others, only bad can happen to us as a result of this. Chaudhary (the village head) of Malsihan village was a devotee of Goddess ‘Kali’, and respected all holy people. When Guru Nanak Dev visited Malsihan village, Chaudhary Bhagirath devotedly served him. At night he would sleep where Guru ji was sleeping. Early in the morning when Guru ji got up forprayers, Bhagirath went to fetch water for his bath. When he was returning with the buckets of water from the well, he noticed a beautiful lady with eight arms sweeping the floor with a broom. Bhagirath inquired who she was and why she had come from her house so early. She replied that she was the Goddess Kali. Bhagirath at once fell at her feet and prayed. He then asked her why was it that she being the mother of the whole world, supporter of all Gods and destroyer of the demons was sweeping the floors of Guru Nanak Dev’s room? She replied that this holy person was none other than the Unmanifest aspect of the Supreme Being himself, whereas she was the Manifest aspect and her powers were derived from the services of saints like Guru Nank Dev. On hearing this, Bhagirath became a disciple of Guru ji and devoted his life to the service of saints and meditation on ‘Waheguru’. He was thus liberated from the cycle of life and death. One Bhagirath of Malsihan town was there who earlier was a devotee of Kali, the Goddess. – Bhai Gurdaas Ji Vaar
  3. 2 points
    trust me it will. you will learn to leave the sheep mentality behind that comes with those who visit the barber or use the kenchi on kesh need the sher mentality where the pedh chaal stops!
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    ।ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ। ਚਰਨ ਸਰਨ ਗੁਰੁ ਏਕ ਪੈਂਡਾ ਜਾਇ ਚਲ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕੋਟਿ ਪੈਂਡਾ ਆਗੇ ਹੋਇ ਲੇਤ ਹੈ ॥
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    But let's not forget that Kuttha (halal) is bujjar kurahit, and this is in Akal Takht maryada. so it's not a choice it is a kurahit Manvir Singh is not a trustable person. Also he is jatha biased towards dietary chocies. Also this hukumnama is unverified and is also associated as being "discovered" by this jatha/jathebandi as well instead of being mahapappi, eat mahaprasad... Read some of Guru Gobind singh baani such as Chandi di Vaar, Ugardanti, Shastarnaammala, long length Chaupai Sahib (starting from Mahakal)
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    Mosque built by guru Hargobind sahib ji its a gurdwara now because there are no muslims in the area. This place is so pure and beautiful, the actual bricks of the building were touched by Guru Hargobind Sahib ji , Guru sahib walked on the floor, lost for words ...
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    Traditionally in India the 3rd gender refers to the hermaphrodites who are physically both male and female. In India they are commonly known as the Khusra community. The modern lgbtq community as we see them in the West is not this whose problem is mental not physical. They have taken things way too far when they try to target our kids with indoctrination. It's largely a white man's disease. But they are trying very hard to infect Asian and black men with this disorder.
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    ਕੋਈ ਮੇਰਾ ਉਸ ਕੁੜੀ ਨਾਲ ਵਿਆਹ ਕਰਵਾਦੋ"।
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    1. No. Have a mini chadar to put on the groud where the Rehal will be placed. Then place a white rumalla on the rehal before putting the Senchi. 2. I would advise keeping the Senchis in a high spot where sucham can be maintained. In my case, the room we do Parkash of SGGS Ji has a closet, we keep Gutkas and Senchis there. But you would need to find some sort of spot that maintains sucham. 3. Yes, just a rehal is fine. Just make sure it is big enough for the Senchi. 4. Yes, you can open to any page and start doing/continue Sehaj Paath or other do any Paath of a Baani.
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    You sound like a knob who would be useless in any tight situation?
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    You make no sense. I suggest you quell your ego before it leads to further mental health issues.
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    Panjabis. Or girls from sikh families where the grandparents are amritdhari but their kids and grandkids are not. You can also marry amridhari girls. If you promise to take amrit soon.
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    whatever happens we all have our own karam de tokariaan to look after , if my Guru ji told us to stay as a family and to unsee another's faults I have to strive to follow his advice and agree to disagree . I don't eat but many I know do but that is up to them and their level of karams , in the end we all answer for our thoughts and deeds .
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    Baba Baljeet Singh is the mukh sevadaar at this historical asthaan. His phone no. is 9463513563 Have a look at these topics
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    From a logical perspective, the pros would be increased spiritual strength, an identity, a connection to my roots, etc. The only downside, which is an upside, is that I lose my connection to worldly folk, and maybe my marriage partner would change. But, I already decided that I don't care if she is plain looking. The most important thing is she has to get me, or in other words, understand my way of life, which is simplicity. I dont like the fukra shows of my relatives... if I had the choice Id live in some tropical climate far away from the pedh chaal. But this downside is a positive... so I'm definitely not going to trim any of my hair anymore... Guru Ji knows best, I am a dangar. Thanks
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    Nanaksar is not a cult, it is a legitimate samparda. However there are many offshoots which use the Nanaksar name and are indeed cultish. Many great Mahapurkhs and Brahmgyanis were from Nanaksar Samparda, truly Gyaan and Sharda da bhandaar. It's a shame people are abusing the name. Also it's worth noting many Nanaksar "Gurdwaras" are in fact, not Gurdwaras; they are called Thath - ਠਾਠ. These are more akin to ashrams and do not generally operate like regular Gurdwaras and therefore do not have a Nishan Sahib. Another one to add to the list of Canadian Nanaksar offshoots is Darbar Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in Calagry - I think this is the Bulandpuri one. I believe this is the same group whos main Dera in Punjab currently has the tallest Nishan Sahib. Pretty cultish from what hear. Ravidassi Gurdwaras are just regular Gurdwaras which are run by the chamaar caste as Puzzled has said. They've in some way made Bhagat Ravidass Ji their patron saint given he was from the caste. Nothing wrong with it imo. The Jaikaara the OP refers to is: Bole So Nirbhey Sri Guru Ravidass Maharaaj Ki Jai. Most do the normal one too. But there's also the breakaway Ravidassis who made their own religion. They have shunned Sikhi. I don't know how many of these are in the west tbh. I was saddened on my last trip to India...was just checking out local pinds and in one of them, I decided to pop into the Ravidassi Gurdwara - there was nothing there, just a picture of Bhagat Ji. I asked an old bibi there what the deal was and she said we don't have Maharaaj Saroop, no Granthi, no nothing. This caste divide has lead to people making their own places of worship on principle but some of them are empty and these people are spiritually deprived....they honestly seemed helpless. I mean even one Sikh could at least just go and do Nitnem with them. Hopefully I'll be able to return there. Aaanyway, I think OP might actually be a troll....I mean he called Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj "Sikh Holy Book". And also welcome back Jagsaw Singh.
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    SVAIYAA Paa(n)e gahe jab té tumré tab té ko’oo aa(n)kh taré nehee aanyo. Ram rahim Puran Quran anak kahai mat eek na maneyo. Simrat shaastr badh sabh bohu bhedh kahai ham eik na janyo. Siree asipaan kripaa tumree kar(i), mai na kahyo sabh tohé bakhaanyo. (30) O God ! Since I have held your feet, none other has entered my vision; Ram, Rahim, Puranas, Quran and many others recite, but I don't believe in even one. The Simritis, Shastras and Vedas describe many mysteries, but I don't recognise even one of them; O Sword-wielder God! All this I write, with your blessings, is not what I know but what you have shown me.
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    Brother, Nirankari not Nanaksar. Also, lets please give respect to Bhagat Ravidas jees name.
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    it is not hukham to do bad , that it the endpoint of lots of little decisions leading that way , consistent bad choices or good choices pave the final result , put your best efforts to do good whilst asking for kirpa to do better and make better choices and you will get better results . Yes we should care as sabh Gobind Hai , good and bad, rich and poor , west and east ALL are One. Guru ji nevers makes mistakes your being here is not a mistake so have confidence that Guru ji/ Akal Purakh wants you to be an agent of his Sach , to spread it , to accept it and to live it .
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    I too am going to keep my beard out of defiance. I am tired of the world and how they smile to your face in public but behind your back mercilessly trash you and others. Im tired of playing the world's game but I'm too weak to play Guru's game, maybe keeping my kesh will give me the strength.
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    I think we need get past this trope in being in a man's world living in a patriarchy. She was power hungry end of. Women should be judged on their own merits and their own conduct of behaviour and chatacter as individuals . If I recall her younger son Sanjay Gandhi played a big part in that. Rumours also suggest that she had her own son killed off as well.
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    Core teachings of Sri Guru Nanak which we must live by , this is the right way to commemorate 550th birthday of guru sahib. All of the lines below are from the bani of Sri guru granth sahib First and foremost is this human life is extremely precious and we might never get it again. ਇਹੁ ਮਾਣਕੁ ਜੀਉ ਨਿਰਮੋਲੁ ਹੈ ਇਉ ਕਉਡੀ ਬਦਲੈ ਜਾਇ ॥੩॥ Eihu Maanak Jeeo Niramol Hai Eio Kouddee Badhalai Jaae ||3|| This jewel of the soul is priceless, and yet it is being squandered like this, in exchange for a mere shell. ||3|| We must start our day with naam simran - ਸਬਾਹੀ ਸਾਲਾਹ ਜਿਨੀ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਇਕ ਮਨਿ ॥ Sabaahee Saalaah Jinee Dhhiaaeiaa Eik Man || Those who praise the Lord in the early hours of the morning and meditate on Him single-mindedly, ਸੇਈ ਪੂਰੇ ਸਾਹ ਵਖਤੈ ਉਪਰਿ ਲੜਿ ਮੁਏ ॥ Saeee Poorae Saah Vakhathai Oupar Larr Mueae || Are the perfect kings; at the right time, they die fighting. ਦੂਜੈ ਬਹੁਤੇ ਰਾਹ ਮਨ ਕੀਆ ਮਤੀ ਖਿੰਡੀਆ ॥ Dhoojai Bahuthae Raah Man Keeaa Mathee Khinddeeaa || In the second watch, the focus of the mind is scattered in all sorts of ways. Our mind is habitually wandering in thoughts about money, other people, sense pleasures (ras kas), we should keep bringing it to a word ( like satnam or waheguru or ek onkar etc) , this earning of naam is the only thing that will accompany us ਵਣਜੁ ਕਰਹੁ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਹੋ ਵਖਰੁ ਲੇਹੁ ਸਮਾਲਿ ॥ Vanaj Karahu Vanajaariho Vakhar Laehu Samaal || Make your deals, dealers, and take care of your merchandise. ਤੈਸੀ ਵਸਤੁ ਵਿਸਾਹੀਐ ਜੈਸੀ ਨਿਬਹੈ ਨਾਲਿ ॥ Thaisee Vasath Visaaheeai Jaisee Nibehai Naal || Buy that object which will go along with you. We should eat little and sleep only the amount that body needs to feel rested, and spend our free time meditating on the truth. ਖੰਡਿਤ ਨਿਦ੍ਰਾ ਅਲਪ ਅਹਾਰੰ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਤੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੋ ॥੮॥ Khanddith Nidhraa Alap Ahaaran Naanak Thath Beechaaro ||8|| Sleep little, and eat little; O Nanak, this is the essence of wisdom. ||8|| Always live in the present moment - mind tends to wander in past and future , we should try to pull it back to the present moment and focus on the activity like eating, walking, cooking, talking etc. ਸਚੇ ਸੇਤੀ ਰਤਿਆ ਸਚੋ ਪਲੈ ਪਾਇ ॥੭॥ Sachae Saethee Rathiaa Sacho Palai Paae ||7|| Attuned to Truth, you shall obtain the True One. ||7|| We should approach each and every moment as though it is the first time we are experiencing this e.g we go to the same place to work or meet same family members in the morning, we should treat this experience as if we are doing it for the first time in life- we should pay attention to everything body language, sounds, color because its waheguru himself that is ever new manifesting itself through these physical phenomenon ਦੂਖ ਵਿਸਾਰਣੁ ਸੇਵਿਆ ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਦਾਤਾਰੁ ॥੧॥ Dhookh Visaaran Saeviaa Sadhaa Sadhaa Dhaathaar ||1|| I serve Him, who makes me forget my pains; He is the Giver, forever and ever. ||1|| ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਮੇਰਾ ਨੀਤ ਨਵਾ ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਦਾਤਾਰੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Saahib Maeraa Neeth Navaa Sadhaa Sadhaa Dhaathaar ||1|| Rehaao || My Lord and Master is forever new; He is the Giver, forever and ever. ||1||Pause|| We must alwasy speak truth , when we are lying we do so only because we are attached to the worldly affairs , either greed or fear is us causing us to selfishly lie. ਬੋਲਹਿ ਸਾਚੁ ਮਿਥਿਆ ਨਹੀ ਰਾਈ ॥ They speak the Truth - not an iota of falsehood. ਚਾਲਹਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਰਜਾਈ ॥ The Gurmukhs walk in the Way of the Lord's Command. ਰਹਹਿ ਅਤੀਤ ਸਚੇ ਸਰਣਾਈ ॥੧॥ They remain unattached, in the Sanctuary of the True Lord. ||1|| It is very unspirtiual to let thoughts greed or worry about livelihood flourish in our minds, for the lord forever takes care of our food provided we dont ask for too much ਨਾਨਕ ਜੰਤ ਉਪਾਇ ਕੈ ਸੰਮਾਲੇ ਸਭਨਾਹ ॥ Naanak Janth Oupaae Kai Sanmaalae Sabhanaah || O Nanak, having created the living beings, He cherishes them all. ਜਿਨਿ ਕਰਤੈ ਕਰਣਾ ਕੀਆ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਭਿ ਕਰਣੀ ਤਾਹ ॥ Jin Karathai Karanaa Keeaa Chinthaa Bh Karanee Thaah || The Creator who created the creation, takes care of it as well. To be continued...
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    This is just like the stuff from 'the secret'. However those as stated come from a perspective of making money ..and therefore that's the reality they feed. A wonderful anology that someone mentioned was that we are all like children ...if you give a child everything they want they will screw themselves up (i.e. drinking Coke with every meal etc). When we ask for 'things' it comes from the 'me' and that never ends well, that's why surrendering to hukum is so important
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    This bebe from a pind makes everything! cakes, pizza, pasta, jalebi, samosa everything, and massive portions of it too lol at the end they give the food to the poor children. i really wanna try and make some jalebis lol
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    Guru Nanak’s 550th year anniversary is being celebrated with an exclusive and free exhibition - Treasures of Nanak launching on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 6pm at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre (Bradford) and on display till Thursday 23 January 2020.Everyone is invited to be a part of this amazing experience that features antique and contemporary work by 13 emerging artists, including 40 contemporary and antique paintings, installations, drawings, artefacts, manuscripts and Indian arms and armour. Treasures of Nanak will explore the key teachings or ‘treasures’ of one of the most travelled men on this earth. It delves into the life of Guru Nanak and explores his role and contribution to society and mankind. Guru Nanak was born to eradicate the darkness in this world. Please spread this message of positivity to the masses and raise awareness of this event. We look forward to seeing you at the launch to learn about these treasures!
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    Start off by listening to japji sahib, go on YouTube and search japji sahib by Bhai Jarnail Singh that’s the shud uchaaran, DON’T JUST LISTEN TO IT, the video has the gurmukhi on the screen and go through each word with Bhai sahib. Look at the screen to remain alert and if you want to at another time read the English translation which is under the gurmukhi script on the same video. But when you want to listen to paath, go through each word with Bhai sahib on the video. The optimum and most beneficial time to receive the most fruits from bani is at amritvela 2am to 6am. Start off by getting up a little later such as 5, have a shower and listen to paath, after listen or recite the Ardas, and pray to maharaj from your heart to bless you with the ability to wake up amritvela again. GO AND LEARN SANTHIYA at a gurdwara. Don’t learn Punjabi at a school or something, learn Gurmukhi santhiya from a gurdwara, are you from the uk? I can send you Gurdwaras where Damdami taksal teach santhiya. When you feel depressed listen to chaupai sahib, this is a very powerful bani, and it’s only 5-7 mins long. Listen to the bani and remember the words, you’ll soon remember them however you must pay attention to the paath and look at the shabads on screen. Whenever depressed, lonely, low on sikhi or in times of happiness recite this beautiful bani. I would suggest to listen to japji sahib and chaupai sahib in the morning. Japji sahib is a long bani for any beginner so don’t feel let down if you can’t listen to all of it, however do an Ardas to maharaj that they give you the strength to complete the paath. Start to listen to the paath with the intention to complete it all. Smaller banis to listen to if you can’t listen to japji sahib or banis you can add to once listening to japji sahib (even better): - Chaupai Sahib - Shabad Hajaare - Shabad Hajaare P10 - twai prasaad svaiye (sraavag sudh) - twai prasaad svaiye (dinan ki pratipal) And many more!!! The most powerful thing you can do is a Ardas. Either in english or Punjabi pray to maharaj to help you and give protection. Dukh Daaru Sukh rogh bheyaa (Pain is a medicine which will ultimately give you peace). You are in pain, but now you are receiving your medicine (bani/naam) and you will ultimately have peace. Don’t give up on maharaj, they will never give up on you. when you take one step towards guru ji, he will run a thousand steps towards you. The first is listening to bani, then learning bani, then reciting bani daily and ultimately becoming bani (implementing all of the gurus teaching within your life). Begin your spiritual journey to guru ji, this is why you were given this human life. bhul chuk maafi Gurfateh ji.
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    Beautiful moving kirtan, Bhagat Sheikh Farid shabd
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    key perpetrators and senior officials of the time. Majority are hindu names that fcker at the bottom of the list swarn singh ghotna, my family know about him. His brother in law (a massive fraud) used to live on the road nxt to ours. This swarn ghotna had been to the UK many times to meet his sister and he used to walk around with black shades, hat and scarf so that no punjabi here would recognize him. The reason his short name was ghotna was because of the torture methods he used, he used a massive wooden roller to crush the knees of innocent sikhs in prison. when he died even the kirtanis from harmandir sahib refused to do his funeral. A.P. Pandey Ajit Singh Sandhu Anil Kumar Sharma D.R. Bhatti Dinkar Gupta Gobind Ram Gur Iqbal Singh Bhullar Gurmeet Singh [Pinky] Harinder Singh [Chahal] Harkishan Singh Kahlon J.P. Birdi Jasminder [Jaswinder] Singh Khubi Ram Lok Nath Angra M.K. Tiwari Mohd. Izhar Alam Mohd. Mustafa Raj Kishan Bedi Samant Kumar Goel Sanjiv Gupta Sant Kumar Satish Kumar Sharma Shiv Kumar Sidharth Chattopadhyaya Sita Ram Sumedh Singh [Saini] Suresh Arora Swaran Singh [Ghotna]
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    Ensaaf.org is working with people in Punjab whose families were killed by the police and authorities in the 80s and 90s. They have a interactive map on the site documenting all the victims and have made victim profiles they have documented over 5000 victims Waheguru https://ensaaf.org/ On the interactive map you can see the areas where the killings took place, Amritsar region had it the worst
  30. 1 point
    When she was young and attractive, she uses her sexuality to get ahead. Even 20 years ago in her 50s she used her sexuality and used to play on it as a sex symbol. She never had problem being objectified. Now she is in her 70s and is getting on a bit and is not attractive as she used to be (maybe she is not getting the acting parts that she used to) , it is a problem being objectified all of a sudden.
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    I don’t like to come to this forum anymore it’s so boring Where are my fav gursikh mohkam singh n30singh mehtab Singh harsharn00 gps bijlaa Singh where are these people ??
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    Well, excuse me for not being 108 Sant Baba Mahapurkh Singh Ji Maharaj Mahapurkhan Wale. Apni drishti sambaal.
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    Sri Dasme Patshah Ju ka Granth Sahib is the name given by the Guru after the first binding of the granth in 1698. It has never been known as "Sri Bachittar Natak Granth." Nor did any Sikh name it as such. Bachittar Natak is one granth that makes up part of the whole Granth. Also in the times of the Guru, SGGS was known as "Pothi Sahib." It was the Sikhs who prepared further recensions of it as Sri Guru Granth Sahib,
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    Normalising paedophilia will be the next step.
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    If you suffocate your kids and not let them go out then they become bored and turn rebellious.
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    as shocking as it will sound but few weeks back i was at the gurdwara reading the hukhamnama and i saw a granny walking past with her grandson who looked around 6 yrs old and as they walked past i heard the boy say "where are my fcking shoes" i swear down! i was shocked and actually turned around while i was reading the hukhamnama to see who said it. his granny got really embarrassed and saw me looking and kept on saying shhhh to him and he repeated it again a few times. horrifying! all the granny said was shhh if that was me my mum would have given me the hardest slap in front of everyone i actually really appreciate all the slaps i got from my mum as a kid i really do
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    the actual fact they got a chance to remember and go is a blessing /kirpa from Akal Purakh from their past good karams , all their current happiness, wealth , health , position is the kamai from past lives which they are frittering away clueless as to the source , in fact some even think it's down to their own efforts in this life ... what a joke . They need to wake up and lock down that kamai and build on top of it .
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    some Punjabis here in the UK really do exploit other Punjabis especially the ones that are illegal here. they use them for work and then pay them sh1t imagine coming into a foreign country where you dont know the culture, people or language and our "own" people exploit you terrible
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    I heard that they did 5 Banian alone and Sukhmani Sahib and Asa Di Vaar with the Sangat.
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    It is possible you bring your kids up in Sikhi but they turn 18, become mone and marry Gora or another Religious / atheist being. But this is not about that!!! Kids require YOUR attention as toddlers. By the time they're 13 they think about YOU as a parent. By the time they're 18+ they will do two things. Point the finger at YOU! or turn to YOU! (you want YOUR kid(s) to do the latter)!!! Now, poor people's kids turn n look up to their parents. In some rich families, kids may have resentment and hatd feelings towards their parents... So, poor or rich is NOT an excuse here. Do YOU show yer kids support and encouragement? Say to them positive things like "You can do it. Put your mind to it. Never give up. Today you're good at cycling tomorrow footy?" OR the negative??? "You'll never b good in life. So n so has more achievement than you. You'll never mount to anything..." If YOU are doing the latter then 15-20 yrs down the line , YOU will pay the price. YOU will have YOURSELF to blame. Your kids will have resentment, disrespectful feelings and not turn to you. YOU CANNOT EVEN SAY I TRIED! YOU DIDN'T!!! Even if your kids don't become religious they will turn to you IF YOU GIVE THEM POSITIVE UPBRINGING! So any new Parents / parents with younger kids, spend time with YOUR kids. Sit, talk n listen to them. They need YOU, YOUR ENCOURAGEMENTS and YOUR POSITIVE VOICE! So many families where everyone's an Amritdhari but no love is there. So many families where only parents are Amritdhari, kids are not BUT... Kids look up and turn to their folks for advise or emotional support. Why??? From a young age these parents taught them Sikhi (but they chose not t follow), gave them positive advice, encouraged and limited the criticism. Positive energy starts when your kids are YOUNG! FIVE OR SIX! Anything after 13's pushing it. DON'T EXPECT A MIRACLE ONCE THEY'RE 18+! It'll b like sum1 did an atrocious job on the varnish only to do a fantastic paint over it. Any DIY expert will kno wha that'll end up as. SAME PRINCIPLE apply. Do it right when they're young they'll look up to u even once they're adults. To sum up DO encourage kids in Sikhism path. DO be their positive energy and support. DO teach them about the world around them. DO take an interest in their activities.
  42. 1 point
    http://sikhsangat.org/2014/shaheed-bhai-surinder-singh-ji-sodhi/ Bhai Surinder Singh Sodhi was the bravest of soldiers of Khalsa Panth in 20th century, forever ready to lay down his life for Panth, always tyar bar tyar to punish any Panth-dokhi, guru-nindak and carry out justice for Shaheed singhs who were killed in illegal police custody or encounters. Bhai sahib had darshan of Sant Jarnail Singh ji Khalsa in 1980. He was with Misal Shaheeda Tarna Dal, Harian wela then, doing sangat of Baba Nihal Singh ji. His close friend, Bhai Manbir Singh chaheru, had joined Taksal in 1980 and Sodhi had gone to Tarna Dal, but soon he joined ranks of Sant Jarnail Singh ji Khalsa and vowed to remain with him till his last breath. He was a Charhdi Kala Gursikh, jovial, helpful and always imbued in Naam Baani. He carried out ‘Chalisa’ in Parikarma of Sri Harimandir sahib and had an 8 hour long Nitnem. He went in Samadhi many times during those years, getting up after 3-4 days. A heavenly fragrance was always emanating from his body, as was the case with Sant ji too. Gursikhs who have been with him told me that he was the one loved most by Santji, for his Spiritual awastha, his dedication, his love. Every word of Santji was like God’s command for him. He had piercing eyes, capable of seeing inside the mind of next person. No traitor ever passed his glance. He was a Handsome Gursikh, and Santji called him ‘Babbu’ with love. Whole Jatha of Damdami Taksal loved him, respected him and listened to his orders. From 1980 to 14th april 1984, he remained a dedicated soldier of Khalsa Panth, punishing traitors of Khalsa Panth. Bhai Surinder Singh ji Sodhi, The Brave heart was once given a special message by Santji to be delivered to a Singh in a nearby village. But there was police cordon around Sri Amritsar and no one could pass without being checked. Sodhi took one of the most extraordinary routes to that village, he took his favourite ‘’Bullet’’ motorcycle on the railway tracks and drove it on tracks to reach that village. Villagers around Amritsar who had seen this feat still remember the day Sodhi did this, For Santji. He was the one who got inside Punjab legislative assembly and shot secretary of Punjab Government who had issued oppressive orders against Panthic Singhs. BJP MLA, Harbans laal Khanna, who had carried out a violent procession of Hindus in Amritsar, which broke Model of Sri Darbar sahib at Amritsar railway station, threw cigarettes in face of Guru Ram Daas ji’s photo and gave out slogans like ‘’ Kacchh Kara Kirpaan, ehnu bhejo Pakistan’’, Dukki tikki rehan nai deni, Sir te Pagri rehan nai deni’’, was punished by Bhai sahib ji in a week’s time, when he was sitting in his shop with his bodyguards. Other singh involved in this action was Bhai labh singh ji. List of Bhai sahib’s courageous acts is very long, and I’ll share with you all in due time. Bhai sahib ji was the most trusted soldier of Santji and never went against his orders. Enemy of Sikhs, Bhajan laal who had committed atrocities on Sikhs and got Sikhs killed in panipat was on the Hit-list of Singhs. Sodhi was sent for this mission by Santji, but on a condition. He was to shoot Bhajan laal ‘only’ if he could make it back to Santji. Sodhi, guised as a Navy officer, reached his office, sat with him and had tea. There were policemen and commandoes all around Bhajan laal. Sodhi called Santji and said it’s my last Fateh. I’m going to finish the Dusht but I’m not coming back. Santji ordered him that very moment to abort the mission and return, as he was needed. Sodhi had to return that day, and this showed how much Love and affection they both had for each other. Santji used to say ‘’ He is my son, not only in this life but from ages’’. Enemies within Sikhs, people like Longowal, Badal were working against Santji. They comspired to get Santji and Sodhi killed. Assassins were paid Rs.50 lakhs for killing Santji and 25 lakhs to kill Surinder Singh Sodhi. Government agencies wanted Sodhi out at any cost. They knew how much important he was for Sant Jarnail Singh ji, how he was his right-hand man, his trouble-shooter. They planned to handicap Santji by killing Sodhi. There was a big fear among agencies, as they knew that Surinder Singh sodhi was trained in Anti-tank mines and Anti-tank missiles. In case of an operation by the Army, he would have proved a big hurdle in getting to Santji and Akaal Takhat. So Longowal, his secretary Gurcharan, and Agencies of government paid 25 lakh rupees to a known smuggler Surinder Shinda and his keep baljit kaur. On 14th april 1984, Baljit called Sodhi to a tea shop near parikarma on pretext of sharing her problem with him, as she had convinced him that she looked upon him as her brother and wanted him to rescue her from the custody of Shinda. As Sodhi came in tea shop and sat, she started talking. Shinda appeared and shot bullets in Bhai sahib’s chest, but he didn’t fell and tried taking out his revolver. Then both of them shot at Bhai Sahib from their revolvers. Bhai sahib took 12 bullets in his body and fell down. As he lay in pool of blood, the assassins ran away. News of Sodhi’s Shaheedi spread like a jungle fire, and Santji was deeply pained. His words were ‘Today my Right arm has been cut, I’ve lost my beloved son, my Tiger has been killed, but killers should remember, I’m still alive’’. A plate was hanged on the door of Guru Ramdas langar, on which Sodhi’s killers were promised to be punished in 24 hours. And Singhs did take revenge of Sodhi’s shaheedi in 24 hours, punishing all the people involved in Shaheedi of Bhai Surinder singh Sodhi. Kesri Parnaam to Veer Sodhi Bhai sahib’s life is an example of spirit of Khalsa. In 18th century, it was Bhai Sukha Singh, who is still remembered for his brave and daring acts, for punishing panth-dokhis. Bhai Shaib was Sukha Singh of 20th century. He was a true soldier, A Sant, gurmukh, Abhyasi of Naam baani, believed in Panthic unity and ever ready to lay down his life for cause of panth. His name struck fear in hearts of enemies of Panth, and a wave of Charhdi kala in minds of gursikhs. He’ll be an inspiration for Sikh youth for ages to come. Khalsa panth will always remember ‘Tiger of Santji’ for his Supreme Sacrifice. Sri Akaal ji Sahai
  43. 1 point
    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh Am sorry to know that you are being bullied, kid there are some things which are part of growing up n schooling which is normal but some stuff should be reported to teachers, parents & counsellors. So if things are getting out of your hand speak to your elder siblings, cousins. They might have been in the same situation as you are. Anyway below are some links that will help cope http://www.basicsofsikhi.com/?qna=how-do-i-deal-with-bullying-at-school-for-being-sikh-kaurs-united-camp-qa-8 Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh
  44. 1 point
    When Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj was writing Charitrokhayaan, sitting on banks of Satluj, the weak-minded Masands went to Mata Gujri ji and complained to Mataji about Satguruji’s new rachna, Charitropakhyaan, saying that Maharaj was going against bachans of Guru Nanak Dev ji and was indulging in Ninda of women. Jagat Mata Gujri ji knew her son very well, so she said to Masands that she’ll go and talk to Guruji on this issue. Next day, Mataji went to the place where Maharaj had camped and Charitropakhyaan were being written. Seeing Mata ji, Maharaj got up and bowed his head to Mataji, asking the reason Mataji had come this far. Mataji smiled, looked and Masands, then turned to Maharaj and said ‘'Laal ji ( Mataji never in her life took Maharaj's name), I Heard you are writing Charittars, I dont think human mind is still capable of hearing the Truth, of being able to see the filth it is filled with in mirror of Guru's Shabad''. Mata ji returned to Anandpur Sahib saying these words, and Guru Gobind Singh ji went into Samadhi for some time. Guru ji has just finished 324th Charittar. Suddenly Maharaj opened his eyes and asked Likhari Singh to be Saavdhaan. Suddenly Maharaj stopped, and asked Likhari Singh to Jump to Charittar 326. Maharaj finished remaining Charittars and after writing 404 Charittar, in the end counted 405 charittars. Likhari Singh, Bhai Darbari asked,’’ Maharaj,We have written just 404 Charittasr, why have you counted 405 Charittars in the End? And where is 325th Charittar?’’ Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj smiled and said Sikha, ‘’ When Mataji left, I decided to write charittar of Maha Maaya, Sri Maya Lachmi ji, the power of Waheguru which preserves the universe. But Maharaj Akaal purakh stopped me from doing so, as when the Charittar would have been written, Maha-Maaya would have been overcome and finished. Earth, Moon, Sun, Stars, this Universe would have collapsed and there would have been Parlay (doomsday). No one has been able to imagine or explain the vastness of Maya, but I wished to write this Charittar of Maya, which has taken Human beings away from their real-Self, Sri Waheguru ji. Once the Charittar was finished, Maaya would have been rendered weak and helpless, all pure souls would have gone to Sachkhand and world would have ended.’’ Sikhs said, ‘’ Maharaj, Will this charittar be ever written and When’? ‘’Maharaj Said ‘Yes, when we come next time on this world, after finishing evil from this world, Akaal purakh Waheguru ji will complete ‘Sri Kaal ji ki Ustat’ Himself as I don’t have the power to comprehend limit of Waheguru Akaal’s Ustat, and after Akaal Ustat is completed, I will write this 325th Charittar of Maaya, after which, Maya will merge in Waheguru, there will be Maha-Parlay and whole Universe will be destroyed. We will take both Granths (Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji and Sri Dasam Guru Granth Sahib ji) with us to Sachkhand and parkash them there, and we shall all dwell in peace with our beloved gursikhs and when Hukam comes, take the Baani to next creation.’’ Sikhs asked ‘’Maharaj, Why did you wish to write Charittar of MayaLachmi’’? Maharaj replied, ‘’ Singho, Maaya didn’t wish its game to be revealed, and I was doing it, warning the people of world how it twists human minds to do sin, to walk on path of evil, to go away from Nij-Saroop, Waheguru, to fall in pit of hell, there fore it took Masands to Mataji. But Mataji is beyond the shackles of Maaya, still at the benti of Masands, Mataji had to come. Mataji returned after blessing me, but I was looking at Maaya’s game, how it had entered Our darbar, how the people who were supposed to be Parcharaks of Guru, The Masands, had been corrupted and weakened by Maaya, and if the Maaya had grown so powerful, it was better to finish it, for this reason I wanted to write the charittar. ‘’
  45. 1 point
    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh We have released a free online library, which is easily accessible, readable and searchable. The sections are split as follows - Gurbani (to be expanded in future) Gurmat Parkash (Sri Harmandir Sahib booklet in Gurmukhi - updated monthly) Gurmukhi/ Punjabi (to be expanded in future - we have many hundreds of books/ articles to upload) English Other Languages (including many European) Sanskrit/ Devanagri (to be expanded in future) There are some excellent books and articles for ALL. The English section alone has over 600 books and can be accessed here - http://www.discoversikhism.com/sikh_library/english.html If you have any Sikh literature that we can use (that is not in our library) please send it to us for the benefit of the Sangat.
  46. 1 point
    The fact is there is no clarification whether the endproducts flavourings are fetal cell free from the organisation and so my vote is to stop consuming anything which has a possibility . My own concern was the rise of autoimmune disease in children post vaccine so I was following the research and discovered this whole other realm of evil. If you are amritdhari it is imperative to not consume anything you are unsure of. Personally I wouldn't want to condone the use of dead human/animals this way so I would boycott the use and support of these companies. Most people would be the same if they knew. For me it is proof positive that Guru ji will always keep us free from becoming enslaved by the schemes of evil people on this planet if only we follow his advice to the letter.
  47. 1 point
    This is very good and complex topic. I will try to share based on my understanding. While concept of karma just like reincarnation in Sikhism have shared indic roots with eastern dharams. With that being said- In traditional gurmat, emphasis is put on how one perceives karam spiritually. It's via free will, order and with grace of satguru/vahiguroo ji, one realize all karams are limited to body and our subtle body- sub consciousness mind not real self and our real self- atma which is above from all karams and individualistic mind. We don't believe in - oh my god oh my god its my karam, so i m doomed and i m doomed..oh my god..oh my god. Life for a sikh is much more engaging, accepting things as order/hakum and changing the perception of mind rising above from body/individualstic mind towards Vahiguroo which is universal supreme consciousness, so naturally all karam effects be it good or bad only gets limited to body/individualistic mind.. both individualistic mind and body it's illusory for enlighten being not his/her as he/she has merged with Vahiguroo...!! When one rise above from all karams by merging with vahiguroo, all the karams are destroyed. They are not destroyed in the literal sense but mind rises above from it, the perception changes as if it does not exist in mind .!!! However, karma take its natural course on individual body...but enlightened mind is not effected as its merged with vahiguroo/ real self (atma-paratma). Classic example- Surely bhai taru singh ji, bhai mani singh ji when they got chopped pieces by pieces it was pre-odained but what was their state of mind like? They accepted it as bhana/hakum, they accepted that because of actions done by individualstic mind/body in past lives, that they were being tortured to death. However, were their mind even iota effected by it? No..by accepting hakum and rising above from all karams and merging with vahiguroo, where everything act or play in this world- torture, life and death is perceived as illusory. They were not even iota effected by it. Everything is in the perception. In that state, they were bedah (seperated from deh) liberated soul. I am not sure if i answered your question or made it more confusing. But i hope it helps.!!
  48. 1 point
    No. Depression can be dealt with by many other means also, E.g : 1) Naam Simran 2) Exercise 3) Hard work 4) Social life ....e.g regularly going to gurdwara, mixing with your fellow sikhs in the langar hall, socialising with your fellow sikhs by preparing langar, seva etc OP, at the end of day, there is actually great wisdom in the words "snap out of it". Like everything else in life, depression becomes a habit. It becomes a habit to always see the glass as half empty. To change the habit the hard bit is taking the first steps to doing the things in the above list. A depressed person will always put off doing those things. Once he or she takes those first steps however, positive thinking can become a habit. What the depressed person needs to realise is that there are many many people out there who make a living on people being 'depressed', and many others that depend on it in order to be able to put good things on their c.v (voluntary work). Drug companies with their drugs......doctors with their pay per patient.....professional counsellors with their fees, do-gooders looking to put something good on their resume etc etc. It doesn't serve any of their's self-interest to tell you that you don't need any of them and the solution is in your own hands. They are vampire parasites that feed on your 'illness'. I say to thee, therefore, just snap out of it !
  49. 0 points
    In my experience the only people who are against Khalistan are the ones who are ultra hippy Sikh types, are alligned politically to the Congress or Badal Akali Dal, secular cultural almost atheist type Sikhs, ultra nationalist Hindus or families who have a bad taste in the mouth from Kharku justice and of course RSS/BJP/RAW agents. What’s your story?
  50. 0 points
    If you do not support Khalistan then why are you wasting your time asking people about how a state which do not support would play out. Collecting intell maybe? You should be working in the field and making your Bharat Mata great just like the glossy travel ads. I think your job should be installing toilets in every village in India just like how Mr ‘I’m ard Modi’ promised.


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