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  1. Marijuana is an intoxicant. For a GurSikh, the fear of Waheguru is what intoxicates us. Clearly Guru Nanak Dev Ji says that instead of getting intoxicated on marijuana, Sikhs get immersed/intoxicated in Waheguru. This Shabad is by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Raag Tilang on Pannaa 721 iqlµg mhlw 1 Gru 2 <> siqgur pRswid ] Bau qyrw BWg KlVI myrw cIqu ] mY dyvwnw BieAw AqIqu ] kr kwsw drsn kI BUK ] mY dir mwgau nIqw nIq ]1] qau drsn kI krau smwie ] mY dir mwgqu BIiKAw pwie ]1] rhwau ] kysir kusm imrgmY hrxw srb srIrI cV@xw ]
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  2. No conspiracy veerji. Many innovations and deviations have crept into the Nihangs. Some amrit sanchaars of the Nihangs, they would administer a different Amrit to the so called lower castes. If this isn't an innovation what is? Same way their ritual Bhang and meat consumption is a part of this innovation and deviation. Just look at their Dastars. If one were to look at Nihang Dumallas a 100 years ago they were different and if you go back 100 year even before that they were even more different. So to say Nihangs of today are unchanged for the last 300 years is simply not true, sad fact is chan
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  3. Jathedar Baba Hanuman Singh Ji Shaheed Fresco of Baba Hanuman Singh Ji at Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai, Amritsar Akaali Baba Hanuman Singh Ji, The 7th leader of the Budha Dal, was born to Baba Garja Singh Ji and Mata Harnam Kaur Ji in November 1755. Baba Ji fought in many great battles under the leadership of Akaali Baba Naina Singh Ji and Akaali Baba Phula Singh Ji (the 5th and 6th Jathedars of Budha Dal). After the Shaheedi of Akaali Phula Singh Ji at Naushera in 1823, Baba Hanuman Singh Ji became the leader of the Akaali Nihangs, as well as the Jathedar of Akaal Takht Sahib at the age of 68
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  4. It's not a matter of whether the story is propogated by the UK n.angs or the Nihangs in India. It is about whether the story has an basis in reality. Maharaja Ranjit Singh had clipped the power of the Nihangs after Akali Phula Singh. so much so that the majority had shifted to Anandpur Sahib from Amritsar. Hence the possibilty that there are two mountains in the picture of Hanuman Singh implying that he would have spent most of his in the hills or that his base was there. We need to understand that an armed force of 15,000 or if we go by Nihang oral tradition 32,000 is a large number for that
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  5. People do come up with fantasy stories especially when it concerns Nihangs. The reasons given for the murderous assault on Maharja Ranjit Singh was due to his allowing the British representatives to enter Punjab. If the Nihangs were so far sighted then why did they not assassinate the Dogras? It was the Lahore army which killed Hira Singh Dogra. The story about Sham Singh Attariwala appears to be an attempt to brush some of the glory of Sham Singh onto Hanuman Singh. Sham Singh had been a great general of the Khalsa army, he was a Jagirdar who would have paid for and supplied a jagirdari conti
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  6. O heart, since you have become aware of the Mystery Divine, Let us go and dwell in the heart of that precious Secret.
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  7. Marijuana is an intoxicant like any other drug. Only legitimate thing for using marijuana or any other drug is for medicinal properties strictly.
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  8. vaheguru ji ka khalsa vaheguru ji ki fateh some real crap on here about our struggle,i cant stand and see our history been changed and making roda and dhumma into batman and robin. the ppl supporting bad boy dhumma and roda the coward, look at the facts not a single general of the movement supported them, even ppl like General Avtar Singh Bhrama walked away from these rodas General Labh Singh under the leadership of the KCF gave out a statement condemning roda as a agent of the goi. fact may 1988 he betrayed the quam with his cowards stand of puran azadi when the panth had declared Khali
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  9. The Mongols often won before hand to hand fighting began because they would kill most of the opponent's army from a distance with their arrows. It's not the drug that wins the battle. It was superior battle tactics and professionalism introduced by Chingiz Khan that made the Mongols invincible. One needs to look no further than than India and see the example set by the Rajputs. The Rajput warriors were a very brave fighting army but before battle they would get drunk with Bhang. When facing the alert Pathans or Turks, the great Rajputs would often lose despite having superior numbers because
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  10. Drinking Bhang is a deviation on the part of the Nihangs. Drinking Bhang is not a Guru created tradition. But over time this deviancy crept into the Sikh ranks. I suspect it must have originally been used after the battle to give to injured Sikh soldiers as a pain killer. But some may have gotten addicted to this and slowly Bhang turned into a permanent (yet deviant) tradition amongst the Nihangs. This is seen with many religious traditions through out the world where deviations and innovations creep into old religious orders and over time these very same deviations and innovations turn into f
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  11. This has driven me insane. I have a cat that regularly catches mice in my garden and plays with them until they are dead. I try to save them when I can but you can't be there all the time and sometimes my cat puts them in such a state that the best thing to do is to let her finish the mouse off. Occasionally she won't finish the mouse off and it will be left there half dead suffereing like crazy. I just found one now and its leg was broken and it was having spasms but on top of this it did not look like it was going to die soon. I hate to see them like that so I decided to finish it off m
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  12. For some reason, when I saw this picture, and since it comes 2 weeks after Muslims performed Namaz outside our local Gurdwara Sahib, it made me feel as though Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj was smiling upon this planet right now, and whispering to Himself "This is how I really wanted things to be!". Another newspiece - Yesterday Muslims were having a Namaz session in Uttarakhand Gurudwara (northern India). Due to heavy rains 800 people could not do prayers in open area, so the Sikh community opened the Gurudwara gates for them to perform Namaz. Too bad the haters on here will need to fi
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  13. Did anyone else see the first episode of the two part drama series of Silent Witness about Pakistani Paedophile gangs. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01g987f/Silent_Witness_Series_15_And_Then_I_Fell_in_Love_Part_1/ This is the programme that was cancelled in May this year because the Rochdale trail was going on at the time. The second part of the drama is on this evening at 9pm. The drama was filmed around Southall although for some reason the only place mentioned by name by one of the characters is Hounslow! They showed the Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Havelock Rd quite prominently twice
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  14. bro I heard that around the Khalsa Raaj period, the caste system was virtually eroded, but after the British took over, the reintroduced the system as a method of divide and rule, which remains until today. How much of this is true?
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  15. British sources could be biased as for the reasons for the attack. I would imagine they would be arrogant and try to paint the Nihang Singhs in as much of a demonic way possible. I agree with you on the rest, figures have probably been exaggerated. Any specific books you all would recommend to read about Sikh history from 1700s-Sikh Raj-Fall of Sikh Empire??
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  16. I'd like to point out just because modern nihangs are making up things about Akalis of old, it doesnt take away from Akalis like Baba Hanuman Singh and Baba Phoola Singh. As for the assassination would it not be right to say it was an accumulation of decisions made by MRS? Not sure though. Where do you usually read your history pertaining to this subject ?
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  17. Is there anything at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib to commemorate this? Thats alsmost as manySikhs that died in Wadda Ghallughara. If the Buddha Dal account is more accurate, then thats thats even more Sikhs dying than the Wadda Ghallughara. KGM, Do you have any dates or months for this battle, at least we could commemorate this event in the calendar month?
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  18. And check this he's bathing in the Ganges on this pic representing Damdami Taksal http://www.manglacha...-mela-2010.html And in this 2nd pic he's with Izhar Alam the Muslim who killed thousands of Shaheeds http://www.sikh24.co...-parkash-badal/ Plus Dhumma said Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Ji were shaheed when Sant Baba Thakur Singh Ji said otherwise
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  19. I say I'm a Sikh but not a fully practising one. Guess I should start saying aspiring sikh. It should not bring the pride of the Sikh image down and even if it does, that is not my fault. What is more damaging (from some peoples viewpoint, not mine) is when all the moneh say they are Sikh. Why should I be singled out. I'm a one off, I'm yet to see another 'aspiring sikh male' who rocks his hair how I do. Therefore, I doubt one man's version of being 'sikh' is going to influence peoples perceptions. The kids you are referring to, are they wearing jooras ontop of their heads? I've s
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  20. Kalsingh, when someone asks you your religion, do you say your a Sikh? Because then your personal reasons become wider as people get their impression of religions based on the people they meet, people like you and me. Just hoping the lack of dastaar doesn't bring the pride of the Sikh image down. Just saying cuz I've seen kids in high school with a full beard and no dastaar or patka, only a joora and it did not look nice at all. I was even embarrassed. :s
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  21. Yeah, you're right about the comparing ourselves to people less fortunate thing, that is true. I wish people could do that consistently and continuously (we'd have less problems) but unfortunately they cannot. On a sidenote, my 'war' is not a monetary one. Thanks for your good wishes.
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  22. Bro, the thread is on a Sikh forum. It got a bit “messed up” at the point keshdhari Sikh was associated with knocking the dastar off one’s own head. Who needs bollywood to mock us, when we mock ourselves? Who needs the white supremacists to scare us, when we are too scared to be ourselves? Errm, and me not wearing a dastar is somehow mocking Sikhs and mocking myself? Lol, nah mate. This is not about you or me. This is about standing up for Sikhi. You talk about pungas bro? Sometimes it feels like I fight the world every waking hour as part of a uniform, it’s not pretty, yet I live for it a
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  23. And here’s the interesting part Kalsingh. My comments are not about you or me. They are about Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s beauty with a distinct identity that we both claim to cherish. My words are not easy to swallow and you’ve handled them with relative grace. You are right about ‘pug wale’ and amritdhari’s. You have grace. You should lecture people like me. You are not giving yourself enough credit by following through to be yourself and embracing your identity. “I have my personal reasons” ….is in reference to your comment earlier on. Bro, the thread is on a Sikh forum. It got a bit “messed
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  24. buddasingh, I was waiting for someone like you to come along and mess up this thread. Ok, fine maybe I shouldn't call myself a keshdhari sikh (but I was only doing so in this case to give a depiction to one of the posters of who or more precisely, what I look like, in terms of if I'm a moneh, which I'm not, or if I dont' cut my hair). But then, maybe you should be telling all the pug wale around, and to be honest even some amritdharis that they cannot call themselves keshdharis and amridharis as by the fourth masters definition himself, one who calls himself a sikh shall rise in the ambrosia
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  25. True and completely agree but what's worse? Apathy about death and hence no desire to naam jap, or the fear of death driving you to naam jap which will then destroy all fear?
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  26. vaheguru ji ka khalsa vaheguru ji ki fateh I honestly sometimes feel that the only way to survive being a doctor is by having a good foundation in Sikhi. The pressure at medical school and during your job can only be overcome with Guru Ji's help. So many people look to drugs or alcohol as a way to de-stress. They are so unfortunate... It's a shame that your parents see your Amrit as being a hinderance when in actual fact you've been blessed with something which will help you through any situation in life. Time management is critical. Don't leave assignments or revision until the last minute
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  27. vaheguru ji ka khalsa vaheguru ji ki fateh To help with this question, go back to Guru Nanak Dev Ji's experience with Bhai Lalo. He ate with Bhai Lalo, not because Bhai Lalo was a 'Sikh' or a particular caste, but because he was an honest, humble person with a beautiful soul. To say that Sikhs should only eat from the hands of other Sikhs is the same as saying Brahmins can only eat from Brahmins. This completely erases the values of Gurbani. True Sikhs do not segregate people based on their religion or their caste or their nationality or any other thing. What we do is use our Bibek Buddhi (
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  28. Yeah bro. It's like they feel bad for what happened in Wisconsin. I was out of the country when that happened, and when I came back it was a whole different vibe. People come up to me and say hello, good morning, or just start a random conversation. That never happened before.
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  29. how can she b from birmingham, n not kno bowt groomin bro? thats outrageous. i hope u gave ur cousin n ur neice some tips of how 2 stay away from danger, b4 its too late. show em videos of bhai mohan singh. btw y u call mirpuris "Amirpuriye"? wat duz that mean?
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  30. learningkaur, yeah you do share rooms. I am not an amritdhari, I'm a keshdhari. Don't read bani on a regular basis/don't get up for amrivela. I don't drink but I am an open and adventurous type of personality. I'm sure I would find things to do even if everyone else is going off on a binge drinking session! Which I don't think many will really do (not on a regular anyway) as it is more professional than say living out at uni (because here you are working in a professional environment rather than studying). I have a friend (non sikh) who has been too. He had a blast. Don't know about th
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  31. no but i have sikh friends which have, one was a trim singh the rest moneh, so i don't know where you fit in with that, i think a lot of people go on it to 'have a good time' because you share rooms don't you, you can only have your own room in the last 6 months and that's if you work as the person in charge of the flat. I don't know if you would find it appropriate if you are a amritdhari or practicing sikh, depends on your personality? I don't think you will have problems from new yorkers, becase you will be on the busy commuting routes etc, and after what happened in Wisconsin they should b
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  32. You'll be fine singh just control your anger remember woooo sahhhh
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  33. It's dangerous in general. Be careful if you wish to visit
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  34. isit mountbattern because if so then i'm sure it will be fine, you will be with other mb interns most of the time, and at work everyone will be professional...
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  35. Yeah, true, lol. But to be honest, stares I can deal with. Unless its a staring down type of thing, then I have a tendency to really flip, depends on my mood. That's the problem. I'm not one to walk away from a potential punga. I wish I was. I can have a temper and a half if I feel like I'm being harassed. Don't want to fly out there for this programme for work experience with a major company and get sent back home a week later with a criminal charge for GBH, lol. I don't think I'm hard or nothing so I fear for my own safety too, because as I said, I can find it difficult to walk away,
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  36. Yup, I'd expect a lot more change since Wisconsin. God works in mysterious ways. The shootings side effect was helpful awareness being raised. Edit: no dastar means you'll prob just be a strange Mexican dude with a British accent there according to them drops your harassment chances, tho im not sure why you don't wear one. I'm afraid people might think of Sikhs as hippies, as you said, if we don't wear one and cause our image to go down, but to each his own beer
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  37. singher23, I would be staying in New Port New Jersey and the work experience would be anywhere in Manhattan I understand. Once/if I apply and get accepted, only then will I know exactly where. In terms of Staten Island, do you mean its just a dangerous place anyway (regardless of who you are) or is there a reason for Sikhs to be particularly careful? On a sidenote, I do not wear a dastar (even here in the UK). I have my own personal reasons for this (please stay on topic and please don't ask me why). I tie my hair in a bun at the back of my head and sport an open beard. Some people may
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  38. Hopefully someone from new york can comment on this particular issue. But if it was me i would be gone in a second, never scared of anything like that love the challenge! at the end of the day most of the yanks are just misinformed
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  39. We have become people who are desperate for acceptance and most of our kids are ONLY taught get along with everyone and no one is bad.... While i accept YES this is true ... BUT we need to start facing up to the truth and the truth is that PAKISTANI's mainly from Amirpur however there are others who are dirty and use these tactics of converting women and then dumping them ...... Didn't this STUPID WOMAN realise what she was heading for when she realised the RAT was already engaged !!!!!!!!!! SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST DUMB BEYOND BELIEF !!!!!!!!!! May Maharaj give them the bhudhi to understand !!!
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  40. No influencial Sikhs @ the BBC will stand up and talk as they would rather take a big fat pay cheque home than Speak out againt beadbi and inaccurate journalism/ media coverage. I have some Punjabi Muslim friends who are also angered by the Amirpuriye dirty b***ards as stated by RebelSingh. They admit themselves that no one even likes them internally. Until the dirty politicians and even dirty media start exposing the very harsh truth about specifically which communitee is behind this nothing is going to change. My cousin was down from Bham yesterday who has a 14 year old daughter and i wa
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  41. "Fear of death should drive you forwards spiritually" Should it? sikhs are bought up to be fearess. for me personally death is not something to be feared
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  42. Very well put…………….it’s all the fake world of the bbc that Peadostanis are not like this.
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  43. If the BBC wanted to reflect reality, the guy played by Sanjeev Bhaskar who was the step father of the girl who got abused would have been the one who introduced her to his paedostani mates, The fat Paedostani who died saving the two girls would have a rapist like the others. In reality there is no Paedostani who would say a word to help these girls let alone save them.
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  44. I will NOT be watching this rubbish as it will only get me angry .... the longer these politicians and the media bury their heads in the sand by not rightly singling out Pakistani's, the worse the problem it going to get. Never rely on media, police or politicians to deliver justice as bhai Mohan Singh (SAS) says !! As Bhai Mohan Singh stated time and time again they presented the evidence for grooming to Jack Straw 10 years ago to which they never paid any attention to. Obviously now the filth is closer to their front doors so they want to make a big deal over it !!!!!!!!!
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  45. that cat is a boss. but seriously, would you kill a human if the human was suffering, just as the mouse is? i would kill the mouse in one quick blow with a knife or something then do an ardas. if there is a chance of it recovering, then you could take the mouse to a vet. to prevent the massacre of even more mice, teach your cat that killing mice is bad.
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  46. On a practical level...bhang was used on the battlefiled in puratan times to numb the pain from an injury and to ensure a speedy recovery due to it being high in anti-oxidants. It had a practical use and was only used in jang/war as a medicine. Today in the UK, people who will never see a battle in their life but "claim" to be maintaining jang-maee maryada...lol Bhang, in moderation was used as medicine on the battlefield in puratan times, like we have a painkillers today (paracetamol/neurofen) but today in UK you have people who drink bhang (Shaheedi Degh) regurlarly, with the sole person
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  47. To sing your praise is delicious to the tongue. To talk of the beloved in his world, it is delicious!
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  48. Here is katha of Ten Avasthas of Naam Jap during Sant Attar Singh Mustaneywale Barsi by Sant Hari Singh Ji Randhawale..its pretty deep..must listen..i though i share.
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