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  1. yes I mean when our own term for sikhi isn't used by the rest of the world, and a colonial term is used instead - then doesn't it show the lack of control we have on how we are described by indian and british governments?
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  2. Just have faith,one who goes to His door does not return empty handed. Bhul Chul Maf
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  3. Vaheguru ji ka khalsa Vaheguru ji ki fateh @Singh375 @AmanSingh7 @Khal1stan @GurjantGnostic Sangat ji,Maagh Mahena has started.I heard a katha, that whatever we ask for in this month of Maagh will come 12 times faster.Let us all ask for naam and Bani. @ManpreetKaurr @Kaurr Based on what i remember both of you have not taken amrit yet?Best time to ask for amrit di daat and sikhi daan Bhul Chuk Maf
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  4. Whelp. Kinda hoped more names would come up than just his.
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  5. Attributed to Shiva. Seems only some parts were maintained by some people. I think it would take the Nihung Jathas retraining together to get the system ironed out again and complete. You never know what's being maintained Gupt though. Oh and while not popular Niddar Singh Nihang knows quite a bit.
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  6. Thanks, read the first few pages, very informative, will read the rest later.
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  7. Those are pretty committed Sikhs bro. What on their channel is objectionable?
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  8. reminds me of menu mistake we saw as student: vegetarian on rice
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  9. Here is an English and Punjabi Lekh on Raag-Naad-Dhuni that should shed some light on this subject - http://brahmbungadodra.org/bookdata/bookpdf/Lekh_6_Rag_Naad_Dhuni_JKSV.pdf lmk if it helps
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  10. the application of gatka is to do a dance, and also score points by hitting various parts of the body. In british indian army it was used as a fencing game, and its origins are from khutka - a sword dance from Persia. In almost all gatka akharas they do silly things against maryada such as hitting the opponents dal/shield on purpose!!! There's even some weirdo gatkabajis who slap their thighs IN FRONT of the shastar parkash ( as in go up to the shastar parkash and do a thigh slap) LOL ! Also the chakri spinning move, the application of that is how to basically commit suicide in front
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  11. Kendo seems less practical in all honesty. It might help with better reaction times, but gatka is more athletic and perhaps a better workout as well.
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  12. Take guru's oat asra before doing anything, in this way guru sahib will be ang sang and help you whenever you come across problem.
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  13. What is seen is a display. I'm willing to bet there are some Gatka practitioners who understand the application as well. It does seem from a distance that Shastar Vidya in it's various forms is more concerned with the martial application. There's benefit to do anything...with the proper perspective of what that thing is, and how it applies.
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  14. Gatka is more for display, not a serious martial art by any standard. These sorts of "display arts" can be found all over the India subcontinent (and middle East). And i did gatka for about a year (always had interest in martial arts) Baaki it depends on what's available to you. If kendo is available to you, go for it.
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  15. If you want to learn a martial art for self defence then you're better off learning boxing/muay thai/judo/wrestling. The day of the sword has long passed. If you're learning for historical and cultural purposes than go with Gatka rather than Kendo.
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  16. well we should respect sikhi by not calling it sikhism, which is a british colonial religious consturct also hinduism term only existed from colonial times, and is a british colonial construct of combining different hindu and local traditions into the religion construct.
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  17. Thank youu so much! This is also one way guru sahib is reminding me about amrit di daat and keeping me on track. I really really hope maharaj will listen to my ardaas. Lots of love to this sangat!
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  18. raagis from Harmandir sahib pre partition
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  19. This is for those who may be interested, I have had the opportunity to write a number of books recently, initially they were for sponsors of the podcasts but due to demand I have decided to put some of them out on a self publication site. Slowly they will increase in number with the Sarkutavali Teeka and Gagar Cho sagar also being added in June and August respetively. At the moment there are three books available to purchase which are the 'Sahaskriti and Gatha Teeka by Mahant Ganesha Singh', 'Matra by Baba Sri Chand Ji' and 'The Jap Ji Sahib Katha 01 - Mul Mantra Katha by Sant Gurbachan Si
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  20. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Kamalpreet_Singh_Pardeshi New Book Sarkutavali Teeka by Giani Bishan Singh Ji which has been edited and translated into English for those who wish to learn vedant or are going to learn katha in the future as it is used as a foundation text. Thanks all the books are on this new links for those interested. thank you for your time
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  21. A review of the Mul mantar book by a genuine scholar, for those who may or may not want this book Review of the Mool Mantar commentary In 2015 Kamalpreet Singh Pardeshi of Leicester published an English commentary of the Mool Mantar. There have already been written dozens of such commentaries. However, what makes this book so fascinating and unique is that it is based on the research and writings of Baba Gurbachan Singh Bhindranwale who was one of the greatest Sikh scholars of the 20th century. The book follows the traditional interpretations (sampradaya arth) of Sikhi which have been passed
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  22. Some terrible self promotion below; there are some facebook updates promoting the book and the podcasts by other users. This is for those who have requested to read some views before thinking about having a look through the books to purchase? Dont worry after this I wont put anything up self promoting and heightening my pride and ego! Review 01 A great resource for all the students who want to further their understanding of Gurbani. This is probably the first 'Sampardai' translation of the Mool Mantar in English which goes into superb detail. This book translated by Bhai Kamalpreet Singh Ji
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  23. With the teeka for Sant Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji I have not added the gurmukhi arths because the publications would become too big, this is just the mul mantra and is about 175 pages in A5, the other parts will be coming soon but its taking its time, I think there will be about ten parts in total.
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  24. that niddar singh teach's cause look at this video this <banned word filter activated> doesn't believe in keeping your hands up he believes in desi fighting keeping your hands down get ready to laugh anyone who defended shastar vidya please don't post in a martial art forum again cause you know nothing about martial arts and fighting
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  25. Singhfauja ji we are here comparing apples and oranges here. Yes, two wrong does not make it right.. Attack on sri guru granth sahib ji maharaj, sri dasam granth sahib- systematically by teja singh bhausarias idealogy has been far more dangerous and far more damaging to panth than some manmat spread by some udasi and nirmale..sure we cannot and should not have double standards, we need to condemn them to equally in same breath for attempted in the past to bring Hinduism rituals in Gurmat. There are no grounds for anyone to justify their wrong doing either. As i said earlier teja singh bhausa
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  26. The answer sometimes does lie in between but at other times some just prefer not to argue a point across, sikh sangat does not rep the whole panth not does it have scholars on the board from these organisations to present an argument across
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  27. So, like always, the answer usually lies in the middle of two arguments where people swear that "I'm right and you're wrong". Interesting and informative thread/great posts from all sides.
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  28. What a pretty picture is being painted of groups that went and go against Gurbani and rehat. The people that started imposing their views on Sikhs are the udhasis when they distort Gurbani and go against rehat without any care. What bigger crime can any group commit than purposely distorting Gurbani when Satguru speaks about Sri Chand? Who brought in the idols into Sri Harmandir Sahib? It was the udhasis. Who is saying there is nothing special about Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji Maharaj as every religious book should be studied and gain knowledge from it, Gurbani shoud not be given any
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  29. You bought very interesting point ...Thats exactly what i meant..sorry for the confusion..just to re-iterate yes there were many difference of opinions in many areas (ragmalla/mool mantar etc) in Gurmat in the past pre-100 year ago or ago but there were no issues..why? It's simple because samparda's kept the difference of opinions to themselves and when it came to panthic circle- they all came together accepted panthic maryada. No the problem is not some difference of opinions between jatha's or samparda's as there were always difference of opinion between samparda (like rara sahib/hoti mardan
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  30. The issue arises when Udhasis and Nirmale say they are not required to take Amrit and then Udhasis bow to Sri Chand (accept him as Guru) and Nirmale try to describe Veda and other religious text as equal to Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji Maharaj. Nirmale in Guru's times were no different than other Singhs. Nirmale took Amrit from the Punj Pyare and had the same Maryada as Taksal Singhs. Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib ji Maharaj taught Baba Deep Singh ji Maharaj, who is the 2nd Jathedar of the Taksal (first being Guru Sahib himself). In Baba Deep Singh ji Maharaj's time the Nirmale were
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  31. Damdami taksal orginal name is Gyani samparda going back to baba deep singh ji time and bhai mani singh ji time..!! Paira Singh Padam does not talk about damdami taksal being an samparda in his Sikh Sampardavli pustak nor bhai kahn singh nabha talks about damdami taksal being an samparda but gyani samparda's. Damdami taksal is just like rara sahib upsamparda of nirmale, most of previous jathedards such as sant bishan singh ji muralewale were consider nirmale and part of nihang misals. Damdami taksal branch itself is consider cousin of Nirmale because of nirmale influences. Please read lifes
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  32. Ignorance is bliss I guess. Request to Sangat ji, please go train Muay Thai/BJJ/Boxing/ Wrestling. After go train SV, you'll realise Shaster Vidiya is about training with "Shaster" and the aim is usually to kill, much different then the other Arts listed above. Hgsingh veerji is failing to understand this.
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  33. Yes, you're supposed to wear it to bed. Khalsa is tyar bar tyar, even while asleep :ph34r: Remember, this is Akal Purakh's Fauj you're joining, not some boy scout club. Ideally, you should also have other shasters close by your bed at night, like laathi and 3ft kirpan. Just move the kirpan around if it pokes you or something. You'll get used to it in a few days.
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  34. Forgive me for this but it is a quick post to make the sangat aware of a book DTF have published for me A small book on the basic and intricate meanings of the Sri Raagmala has been released in the UK and is now available from DTF book store in Birmingham for £2.99. Just thought i would let the sangat know in case anyone is interested
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  35. My brother all your questions are answered in the book. If you dont want to buy it then you can also find the answers in Gur Gira Raagmala by Sant Tehal Singh Ji or Raagmala Gurbani Hai by Giani Jaswant Singh Ji
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  36. Seriously Benti To the Sangat... Do not turn this thread into a raagmaala debate, please purchase the book from DTF or at the Barsi this year and read through and and make your own mind up, personally having read through it i thought Kam did a great job of the translation, its not easy translating deep arth into english... Benti to everyone to purchase the book and let the wider sangat know. In the future im sure Kam would put it up on the net, but for the meantime buy the paper version. The Book is dedicated to Sant Hari Singh Randhave Valeh
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  37. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Brilliant seva Kam1825 veerji. It’s about time the meanings explained by Mahapursh on Sri Raagmala Sahib Ji have been brought to the wider English speaking world. BhForce people tend to appreciate things more if they make some effort to attain them. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
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  38. Benti to all the sangat. The steek is absolutely amasing, having read through most of it a few months ago, i can say its brilliant. Im not going into the debates over gurbani, the steek dosnt go into debates or anything. Bhai Sahib Kamalpreet Singh (Kam) has translated the arth of Sri Maan Sant Giani Gurbachan Singh Jee Khalsa Bhindranvale as the spiritual arths and go into depth of other Vidvaan Gursikhs arths aswell. Its an absolute must and a brilliant read and a eye opener of the deeper arths of gurbani. Below is the front cover of the book. The Book Shall Be for sale At Baba Thakur Si
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  39. Ever heard of something called a Kirpan/Kard? Its that thing all Amritdhari Sikhs are supposed to carry. If you think Krav Maga is the best, then stop trolling forums and practise. For someone who posts so much I doubt you even train in any art. For those who do SV, if they have understood its effectiveness then there is no need to convince someone on the net. Anyone who doubts can come along to the akhara and test it out. This has always been the case. As SV opens up to the worlds martial artists, its ability to hold its own and receive acknowledgement speaks much more then some random
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  40. Muay Thai, Boxers, Wrestlers, Silat students and all other forms of martial artists have come to the akhara to train and learn. If SV was rubbish, surely in the 15 yrs of Nidar Singh teaching there would be an incident where he got beaten or the flaws of the art were highlighted. This has not happened, and instead top martial artists are organising seminars with Nidar Singh. The question should be, as a Sikh, how much are you really searching for the truth?
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  41. N30S1NGH Ji, There is no doubt that Panch Khalsa Divan (Bhasaur) did a lot of good parchar early on but went against the Guru Panth in their later days, but they were not the only ones. Many Nirmala and Udaasee groups are no less guilty of causing massive harm to Sikhi. Giani Sant Singh, although being a great Gurbani Kathakar, was directly responsible for introducing Hindu Aartee rituals inside Sri Darbar Sahib during Maharaj Ranjit Singh's days, and fully participated in Hindu marriage rites organized by the royal families - mainly due to the heavy influence of the Brahmins and Dogras. T
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