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  1. 4 points
    vjkk vjkf i completely disagree with this statement. Idont know about other cities, but in coventry there is ddt santhiya classes every sunday at gnp gurdwara, EVERYBODY is welcome and regularly around 30/40 students attend. The class is a mixture of children, adults, amrtidhari and non amritdhari including mona's. People from different jathebandiya attend also. There is no pressure from anybody to follow ddt maryada or even any mention of it! fateh
  2. 3 points
    It is in Hindi saying "Mandir Kali___ " i can't figure out the last word fully...
  3. 2 points
    Ohhh the closet atheist has returned....why dont you take your atheistic.. evil... immoral ..dialectical materialistic philsophical notions and go away...Anti-God Communists are not welcome on this forum... this singh died for no reason...it was an unwinnable pointless war in the start...our brother died for nothing...how sad...lets make sure no other singhs make the same mistake and go to war for these imperialistic regimes...we already have a fauj...the khalsa fauj...join that instead..become a soldier for righteousness and serve in Gods army..
  4. 2 points
    ਓਕੇ ਇ ਵਿਲ ਟਾਕ ਇਨ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ |
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    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ । ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤੇਹ ॥ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਸਾਰੀ ਸੰਗਤ ਨੂ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਚ ਗਪ ਸ਼ਾਪ ਕਰੋ ਏਸ ਵੇਬ੍ਸਿਤੇ ਦੇ ਵਿਚ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲਿਖ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੈ http://www.google.com/transliterate/Punjabi ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ । ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤੇਹ ॥
  6. 1 point
    SikhYouthProject proudly presents: PROJECT 5 - Part 2 A 5 week programme of Sikhi Lectures in English by the UK's BEST Young Parcharaks!!!! Every Friday 7pm (Hall 3) Starts FRIDAY 1st JULY Guru Nanak Prakash Gurdwara, Coventry, CV1 4FB UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL.
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    IK ONKAR SATGUR PRASADH.{THE ONE CREATOR , REALISED THROUGH THE GURU}. ATH CHAUTHA ADHAIY ARAMBH{COMMENCING FOURTH CHAPTER}. DOHRA "UTTKANHTAA NIJJCHITT KI KEHEH CHATURTHAE DHAIY. KARAT BINOH NRIPP SUMBHPAHEH SAAT SALOK BANAIY." {1}. uttkanhtaa = desire.Sumbh = Shiv Ji. The heart's desire isexpressed in this fourth chapter. Raja Bharthari does benti {humble request} toShiv Ji in the form of seven saloks. TOTAKH SHAND "IK EK NISIPRIHSHAANT MANNAH. KARR PATARR PAVITTARDISAH BASNAH. KARMA NIRMOOLAN MAEHNIPUNNA. SHIVJI KABB HVAE MAMMAESS DINNAH." {2}. Ik Ek = Solitary.Nisiprih = Desireless/ without attachment. Karr = hand. Patr = Kapphar = Bowl.Basnah = Clothes. Nirmoolan = Uproot. Nipunah = wise. I wish to wander aroundby myself in a desireless and calm state. May my hands be the khapar {bowl} anddishah {direction} be my clothes. May I be chattar {wise} in uprooting thenishkaam and sakaam karm {all desires}. Heh Shiv Ji {Oh Lord}!When will I see such days? {2}. To be continued......................
  8. 1 point
    Khalsa Ji With Waheguru's be-antt mehar and the asees {best wishes} of the Sangat , Chapter 3 of Vairaag Shatak English Translations can now be downloaed in pdf form from the following link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/58916242/Chapter-3-Vairaag-Shatak-English
  9. 1 point
    "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country" This quote is one of the worlds most quoted sayings from the inauguration speech of John F Kennedy. It made me think the other day and i thought of it with a twist "Ask not what Sikhi can do for you but you can do for Sikhi" The raeson i thought of this was due to the words and teachings of Sant Waryam Singh Ji and his lifes dedication to preserve divans, audio, video and magazines. I have mentioned this on another thread but only one Gursikh seemed to have been affected by it. This forum has i would easily say over 200 - 300 active users every week but the contribution to the panth is minimal. Other then coming onto the forum to do Nindya of others or anything they can not percieve to be true or understand. This is all we have become, a panth of bitter moanins talking about how our panth has become misguided and looted in the past. However I put it to you all, who is doing anything for the future generations in any manner???? We have a massive cross section on this site of people from Aus, Asia, North America and Europe (apologies if you are from elsewhere) but what do we see from each one of us to assist the individuals who want to learn about Sikhi or come into the faith? The reason why both Islam and Hinduism are attracting so many westerners to approach their faith is due to the vast amount of work put in by people of thise faiths to make sure every possible element of their faith is available in both audio and visual means via the internet. An example is this, I wanted to learn about some vedantic granths and found the following link http://www.lazydesis.com/devotional-classical/ and from that link all i wanted was some katha on the Advaita Markaranda and got the following link which was impressive full of talks and audio on a variety of granths http://www.lazydesis.com/devotional-classical/176414-swami-tejomayananda-talks.html That was just one thread of thousands and thousands that i have come accross. It seems that everyone in the Sanatan and Muslim faith have been busy recording, posting books and uploading videos of every and any talk they can find. I thought well alot of people also become buddhists but i wonder if they do the same, again they have done ont he following site http://www.buddhanet.net/ There are books, audio, videos available. Why are Sikhs so far behind??? On none of these sites do you see the different upsampardas trying to ridicule each other or slander any prominant lecturers, saints so why do we waste our efforts on this and not try to preserve anything for the future. I think it is important to acknowledge the efforts of the other faiths in order to kickstart our own attempts at saving something for the next generation I would like to see at least 200 people on this forum assist weekly to expand the resources of our faith over the internet. If 200 people on this forum go to various Gurdwaras around the world at least once a week and on that occaision recorded the katha, keertan or dhadhi each week we would have over 200 - 400 hours of audio each week to share between us and that is if we only go once a week. If we were to go three times a week it is outstanding we could have between 600 - 1200 hours of multimedia!. Just think of how that would benefit other and yourself. With the introduction of Rapidshare, 4shared and filesonic sort of sites everyone can easily upload what they have recorded. If people have not got digital recorders that should not be an impediment to this revolution. I used to take my old boom box of a cassette player from the house to the gurdwara, put it near the fron of the divan and hit record. Record everything to my tapes. i got a lead from the shops, plugged the tape player in at home and connected it to the mic in output on the computer, downloaded freecorder from the internet and recorded all the tapes to mp3s onto my desktop. it is as easy as that Books can be converted to pdfs with a camera and some advice from Bhai Prabhjot Singh (PJS) or Mohokam Singh (MohokamSingh). So what is the difficulty here? I guess it is how much effort you personally have to get out there and do something for somebody other then yourselves. I hope this thread has hit a nerve and from now on we will see a major influx to sites and blogs over the net promoting, One agenda and that is Sikhi. If you have any issues then please PM me but i hope you will take your time to share your thoughts on this thread. If we work together we could offer so many sikh sources to the world that any type of ignorance will cease to exist.
  10. 1 point
    Akal International Youth Camp-2011 Akal Academy, Baru Sahib, HP, India UK PROGRAM AND GENERAL INFORMATION LOCATION: The camp will be held at Akal Academy, Baru Sahib, located in the lap of the majestic sylvan Himalayan Hills, ensconced in the valley surrounded by beautiful mountains from all sides, 135 km from Chandigarh, near Solan in Himachal Pradesh, India REPORTING AT BARU SAHIB: July 26, 2011 AGE LIMIT: 8 to 25 (In-depth experience for Senior Campers) CAMP CAPACITY: 100 EDUCATION EXCHNAGE DONATION: while you gain your education, please support Baru Sahib to sponsor an underprivileged child in exchange. A donation of £315 provides a year’s student fees for one child. Most of the young children in rural North India have to stay at home due to poverty and lack of educational opportunities around their villages. They indulge in household work or child labor. Your sponsorship could change that. Sponsor the value based education of a rural child in North India. Your sponsorship will make a difference to thier life and the panth, enabling them to develop into a responsible, honest and hard working citizens helping in the creation of an ideal society PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES: The campers will learn Gurmukhi, Naam Simran, Nitnem, Gurbani Santhya (correct pronunciation of Gurbani), Kirtan, Gurmat, Sikh philosophy, Sikh history and practical way of Sikh living. Classes for learning musical instruments will also be provided. To sharpen the mind and body, Yoga exercises, Gatka (Sikh martial arts), Sports, hiking in the hills, picnics and many other fun activities will take place. Interested campers can also avail the opportunity for Amrit Sanchar at the camp. MUSIC INSTRUMENT CLASSES: Campers can choose to learn to play any of the following music instruments: Harmonium, Tabla, Sitar, Violin, Rabab, Saranda, Touse, Sarangi etc. CAMP FACILITIES: The camp will be housed in a new building with modern, sanitary facilities for boarding, lodging and classrooms. Campers will be provided with distilled water for drinking. Separate facility will be available for campers’ parents. MEALS: Delicious and highly nutritious vegetarian meals will be provided. Pizzas, veggie burgers, French fries, milk shakes and other western dishes will also be served. MEDICAL: Baru Sahib has a fully equipped 280-bed Akal Charitable Hospital with competent medical staff of 50. COMMUNICATION: Students may receive mail; phone communication may take place on the designated days; and e-mail messages may be sent to pro@barusahib.org, which will be printed and given to the student. Authorized visits are allowed on August 6 and August 7, 2011. TRANSPORTATION: Air-conditioned Buses will leave Delhi office at F-3, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi at 9:00 AM for Baru Sahib on July 26, 2011. Campers will also be provided with transportation on trip to historic Gurdwaras and back to New Delhi on August 21, 2011. Arrangements will be made to pick up unaccompanied minors from the airport on July 25 and July 26, 2011. IMPORTANT DATES: Reporting at Baru Sahib July 26, 2011 Registration of the campers July 27, 2011 Inauguration of the camp July 28, 2011 Mid-camp ceremony Aug 14, 2011 Closing of the camp Aug 21, 2011 Trip to historic Gurdwaras Aug 22, 2011 Return flights Aug 22 night or 23 early morning Suggestions for Airline Travel: Try to adjust your flight to Delhi to arrive on July 25 or 26. Download Registration and other Forms: http://barusahib.org Registration Coordinators: UK and Europe: Baru Sahib UK, 07500 430 449 Sukhdev Singh Rai, 07774 160006, Sukhdev@cleversocks.co.uk Tejinder Singh, 07738857524 Onkar Singh Rehal, 07515155762 USA and other countries: Jagreet Singh Gill, 571-243-3368, camps@barusahib.org Canada: Avtar Singh Gill, 604-780-7200, info@akalacademy.ca Registration Forms may be mailed to: UK and Europe: Baru Sahib UK camp (SS Rai, c/o Cleversocks Ltd., 101 Charles Henry Street, Highgate, Birmingham, B12 0SJ Canada: Akal Academy Surrey, #204-12639-80 ave, Surrey BC Canada, Fax: 1800-518-0740 USA and other countries: The Kalgidhar Trust, 8184 Rainwater Cir., Manassas, VA 20111
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  12. 1 point
    poster for the event. Cant wait!!!
  13. 1 point
    What i suggest is rather then putting all the audio onto a specific sight we should all set up 4shared or rapidshare or similar accounts each. The reason i suggest this is so that if there are any financial implications we do not lose everything. We recently saw the Gurmatchanan website go down and for that reason if we have seperate sites we do not risk all in one pot. Lets all do what we can for the sake of the others. Those who cant be bothered accept it as your karma that do not allow you to assist in this cause.
  14. 1 point
    When reciting a shabad it is always advisable to say beginning, Mehlla 3 or pauri etc as this is part of the shabad. When singing the shabad most ragies leave this out although I have seen some who will say the heading/almost like a mangalcharan - before they start singing the shabath. The Mehlla at start of a shabad indicates which Guru Sahib Ji composed the shabad. Mehlla 1 - Guru Nanak Dev Ji Mehlla 2 - Guru Angad Dev Ji Mehlla 3 - Guru Amar Das Ji Mehlla 4 - Guru Ram Das Ji Mehlla 5 - Guru Arjun Dev Ji Mehlla 9 - Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji Patshai 10 - Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  15. 1 point
    it says mandir kaliba something...last 2 letters are almost broken
  16. 1 point
    it is not gurdwara sahib, its hindu mandir (kaali devi)
  17. 1 point
    SikhYouthProject proudly presents: *PROJECT 5* Part 2!! A 5 week programme of Sikhi Lectures in English by the UK's BEST Young Parcharaks!!!! The line up.... 1st July - I Accuse - A presentation by Bhai Jarnail Singh Journalist - The Singh who threw his shoe at the Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram during a press conference in New Delhi, as a RESULT of which the Mass Murderers Sajan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler had to withdraw their tickets to stand for parliament and brought the issue of Delhi 1984 to the WORLD stage!! But Singh was sacked from his job due to this. We must attend and pay respects for this Singhs actions. 8th July - Best of The Best - A special in-depth presentation by Bhai Manvir Singh to high-light the MASSIVE pluses in OUR Faith!! Not to be missed!! 15th July - Mir Mannu's Jail - The REAL story in detail of what happened in Mir Mannu's Jail - which saw over 300 Sikh Women be kept as prisoners, where they were tortured and had their children killed in front of them!! This gruesome story will be narrated by Bhai Harinder Singh of Nirvair Khalsa Jatha!! 22nd July - Saint Soldier - A presentation by Bhai Navreet Singh, who will explain this unique concept of Saint Soldier and share examples of Sikh men and women who followed it completely!!! 29th July - The Role of a Princess – This will be ONE of the MOST important events you will EVER attend!! The role and identity of Sikh women will be presented in detail by Bibi Devinder Kaur!! After this talk you will truly understand HOW our Sisters are REALLY PRINCESS’s!! As you can see from the line up *PROJECT 5* Part 2 is not to be missed!!! Please make the effort of promoting these events and attending, you will not regret it!!
  18. 1 point
    if you are intrested in attending add yourself to the baru sahib face book plage or ring us on the details above
  19. 1 point
    All the above mentioned are great, there is also UNITED SIKHS, they have a headquarters in Amritsar and do work all over Punjab (and the rest of the world) http://www.unitedsikhs.org/
  20. 1 point
    vjkk vjkf Im about to have a year out of my career, and was looking into doing some voluntary work in punjab for a few months. I was wondering if sangat here had any experience with this and could recommend any organisations or places where i could to do voluntary work. I dont mind what type of voluntary work. One issue is that my punjabi isnt great (although im from a punjabi background). thanks vjkk vjkf!
  21. 1 point
    If you don't have anything mature to add to the discussion then don't post.
  22. 1 point
    Great reply thankyou! makes so much sense!
  23. 1 point
    That would be awesome! Your Punjabi will improve really fast once you're speaking it all the time. Try Pingalwara or just go do sewa at various Gurudwaras. Khalsa Aid also help out with families of Shaheeds, maybe contact them?
  24. 1 point
    I meant some of them, obviously not all of them. Should have been more clear.
  25. 1 point
    You should be ashamed of yourself making a comment like that. You are no Warrior Singh.
  26. 1 point
    Read what I wrote carefully - the origins of the Taksals within Sikhi are mentioned in the sources you say you've studied. There is detailed katha on the origins of Taksal by Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji, available from gurmatveechar.com. What's the reason for multiple user names?
  27. 1 point
    Something tells me you haven't read any of the granths you listed. Many of them narrate the Katha of Gurbani that took place at Damdama Sahib, by Guru Gobind Singh Ji on their way to Hazoor Sahib. The Katha took 9months, 9days. Baba Deep Singh Ji was amongst the Sangat and asked Guru Ji for some sewa. Guru Ji told him that his time to fight will come, but to teach Santhiya, Gurbani veechar, parchaar etc in the meantime and to prepare Saroops of Adi Granth Sahib. Bhai Mani Singh Ji was also given this duty. From there, the 2 branches of Damdama wali Taksal began. The Damdami Taksal is not a Samparda as such, but a school or jatha. Nihang Dals have been receiving Santhiya from Taksals since they began, and continue to do so. There's a video on Youtube, shot at Baba Bakala, where this relationship is explained during an event at a Dal. In fact, most puratan Sampardas used to, and still do, receive Santhiya from one of the Taksals - either by sending SInghs there, or from the Singhs that travel from one place to another. Even Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa, a mahaan Mahapursh, used to be a Nihang Singh before they joined the Damdami Taksal. There is a huge amount of prem/ love between the puratan Samapardas - especially in Punjab - amongst Singhs who know we are all sons/daughters of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The tree of Sikhi has many branches and all should be respected for the duties given by Guru Ji. It is sad to see kids in the West use the names of beautiful Sikh institutions to boost their egos and create tribal wars that do nothing except feed the haumai Guru Ji tells us to wage war against. Also, 'socialidiot', please don't use multiple usernames. Thanks.
  28. 1 point
    Probably because you're spelling it wrong. Damdami Taksal is the correct spelling.
  29. 1 point
    There are two shools of thought : 1. It is all in His hukam so be content with what He gives you. To be able to do this needs a high level avastha. To live in His hukam is difficult, those sadhus who wonder off and don't even worry about where the next meal is going to come from because they leave it all to Him. It is faith, the stronger the faith the closer you get to Him. 2. He is our father and like a child asks his/her father then why should we not ask our father for what we need? If we are not going to go to some black magic pir, or to some fortune teller then is it not better to ask from our Guru? It is a matter of gurparshad or kirpa and it may happen at any time, if you do ardaas God may take pity on you and do kirpa so why not ask for things. But we only ask for material things never the really important one's.
  30. 1 point
    Maybe he wanted to make a difference and stop the fanatics of the Taliban getting back into power. Chances are he lived in the real world and wasn't sitting on his armchair watching 'loose change' and other conspiracy videos 24/7. The least you can do is respect the man who gave his life for a cause, whether you or other conspiracy nutcases believe in the cause or not!
  31. 1 point
    I believe you do not know much about Sikhism, harsharanji, I suggest you go to www.sikhiwiki.org they have a lot of accurate information. I hope you learn a lot from the site! :D
  32. 1 point
    ਬੇਨਤੀ: ਏਸ ਨੂ sticky ਬਣਾ ਦੋ
  33. 1 point
    Why do singh's choose to fight for evil corrupt (american / british) army's who kill millions of innocent people.
  34. 1 point
    Khalsa ji When a person falls ill that is hukum. When that person takes medicine and recovers that is hukum. Gurbani is the medicine that cures our karam. We come to maat lokh owing to our previous comitted deeds but naam daaru extinguishes those karam thus bringing about liberation.
  35. 1 point
    Hukam, Fate, Destiny - can we change or affect them in any way? The age-old conundrum.
  36. -1 points
    He couldnt find the Khalsa's Recruiting Office.
  37. -1 points
    To matheen I don't appreciate your negative reply, I only asked for help. I apologise if I offended you, but don't assume I am a trouble maker. Can I ask you to only comment on an intellectual level if not don't comment at all. All I am asking for is references to DamDami taksal in sikh history and not from modern Sikhs. For example the naamdhari Sikhs claim that the 10 guru returned and passed on the guruship to another living guru, modern Sikhs could claim a number of things but it doesn't make them fact! And it doesnt fill my heart with much confidence if there is no substantial evidence within our own history.
  38. -1 points
    The biology lecture from someone who doesn't even believe in Evolution....try passing your high school level biology first before you start giving us lessons in cryonics. LOL
  39. -1 points
    Vaheguru JiKa Khalsa Vaheguru JiKi Fateh I really need sangats help with my study. I have been researching the historic sikh organizations mainly comprising of the Nihungs, Nirmalas and Dum Dumi Taksal. I have managed to find tons of documents, scripts, images from historical granths and the three main sikh scriptures regarding the Nihungs. I have managed to find some information on the Nirmalas but i cannot find a single historical reference to Dum Dumi Taksal. I have literally looked far and wide for historical infomation about the taksal and cannot find anything at all. Also another thing that has come to light is infomation about Baba Deep Singh Shaheed. All historical references regarding Baba Deep Singh describe he was a Nihung leader of tarna dal particularly misl shaheeda and never mention a taksal. I managed to find the oldest image of Baba Deep Singh and he is dressed like a Nihung. So i am now a little confused when did Dum Dumi taksal start? and why isnt there any references in historical granths or scriptures. Granths & sources i have researched: Guru Granth Sahib Ji Dasam Granth Sahib Ji Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji Ratankar Mahan Kosh Pracheen Panth Parkash Naveen Panth Parkash Suraj Parkash Granth Gurbilaas Pathsahi 10 British accounts of Sikhs Anglo Sikh wars British Library and so on...list is long.... Baba Deep Singh image: Please any help at all would really help.


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