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  1. I'm sure this is 90% of this is related to immigration and birth rates.
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  2. Can the moderator pls approve the posts asap! Ty
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  3. You should see some the arab muslims here bro. I had kids who would fast in primary school and now I see them (only 16-18 rn) all in bikinis, eating pork, not caring about islam but still calling themselves muslim.
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  4. I would say it is purely immigration. Sikhs don't have high birth rates. As the number of Sikhs in Canada, Australia, New Zealand grows the number of Sikhs in Punjab and India decreases, so don't complain about that.
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  5. When i talk about non practicing sikh tbh I mean people who do not see the importance of rehat maryada and bend rules of sikhi. Technically deep was a mona but he never ever talked or belittled the rules and conduct of Sikhi. Here the non practicing sikhs not only do not keep rehat but also constantly belittle the importance of the rehat. This is where the dil saaf meme came from. There are many amritdhari sikhs who are pawns and only keep the saroop to fool sikhs. Obviously a panthic mona is 1000 times better than such a person. I am talking more of people who constantly bend the rules to accommodate their own wrong doings and say that you only need a clean heart and no need to follow the rules and rehat. I wouldn't consider Badal as a sikh at all. This person has let so much anti sikh stuff to seep into Punjab.
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  6. Someone can be a friend sometimes and an enemy during other times, but it was the non-practicing Sikhs like Deep Sidhu and others who stood for the farmers protest, while some Amritdhari Sikhs like Badal did nothing.
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  7. only around 5 % max are fully practicing sikhs for sure. Rest are just those who call themselves sikh but not really following the rehat at all. I mean i rarely see any sikh female here who has uncut hair. I see more men with kesh than women. For muslims obviously there are way more fully practising muslims compared to us but i see many who call themsleves muslims but indulge in stuff not allowed in Islam. The only difference is these muslims still know their boundaries and what is allowed or not and don't act like what they are doing is right compared to liberal sikhs who want to try to bend the rules to accommodate their wrong doings and also these Muslims get more strict with age but this is not the same with liberal sikhs who will pass on the same liberal teachings to their kids thus weakening sikhi in each generation. Muslims also are more organized so a liberal muslim has all the resources easily available to learn more about Islam where as with us everything is here and there. Also one thing I noticed is that some sikhs who came here decades ago think their own culture is backward and assimilate easily but Muslims as a whole do not think this way. I think a big reason is that muslim women are very strict about the rules of Islam . Have you ever seen a single muslim women ever mixing practices of other religions like sikh women who believe in all this nonsense superstitions do?We have no fixed defined boundaries.
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  8. i wander how many are 'culture Sikhs' more Panjabis then practising Sikhs ... Muslims have that devotion regardless of how religious they are...Sikh are too broad of the spectrum from religious from Amritdhari, keeping Kes to no religious not knowing names of 10 Gurus and stepping to the Gurudwara @proudkaur21
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  9. Or if he fails to fix the economy they'll blame it on an Indian.
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  10. these Punjabaans cause as hell aint sikh , do all sorts matha tek in any and all mandhirs , muslim shrines and christian churches , I believe it is the neeteja of being lax in teaching them tru sikhi from the get go. They with their hindu mates do stupid superstitious nonsense , even get toone to achieve God knows what and try to act like the filmi set , when they have jackshit to do with it. My sister was bullied by her saas to wear sindoor , knowing full well her own husband didn't last despite her own wearing of it , but I guess that is the problem of having hindu companions all the time .
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  11. Whilst Rishi has made history as the first coloured UK PM, all I see is the Tories electing the brown guy to fix the economy (let’s face it Rishi is from a finance background and is the best person to fix the economy). Once he’s done that he will get kicked to the kerb. Why else did Boris drop out now? Get Rishi to fix the economy, Boris plays the long game and attempts a comeback in 2024.
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  12. Although the factors you mentioned are no doubt detrimental to the prosperity and success of the Sikh community. Alcohol problem trump's all those reasons for me. Sikhs or should I say Punjabis. Have big time alcohol issues that have destroyed the family.
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  13. Biggest threat to our downfall are Dera's-the one's that don't put GGS Ji first. Goto Punjab and you will see these things pop up everywhere. They will slowly take over Punjab.
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  14. The moon and that round tray aesthetic is You see the wives doing this devoted carry on for their husbands as if they're these fine specimens of manhood... until you see them and they're little fat-bellied pigs.
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  15. We are accepting the English meaning. The real meaning of Nanak name chardo Kala tere bane sarbat da bhala. Actually means In your hukam, everyone is well off. It means whatever you do is good for everyone. It's another way of saying Tera bhana Mitha laage. That with naam I am in chardi Kala and I accept that your hukam is best for everyone. So I don't need to ask for anything or try to change your hukam. Just accept it as all is well. It does not mean I ask for the welfare for all. It's the exact opposite. It means I don't need to ask or do anything as you already do the best and take care of all.
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  16. Spnoza approached mysticism through the clear path of logic. If you read the Mool Mantar (basic premise) in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, it co-relates closely with the concept of God Nature put forth by Spinoza. One, True, Prime Cause, Non-interfering, Non-moved, Eternal, viewing himself through himself, self-born, having infinite attributes of which we can comprehend a few (two). Further, even the concept of transmigration of the understanding arrived by mind, oneness of all creatures, --- so many similarities, had his writings been known they would have been incorporated in the SGGS (imho only) or maybe his writings should be read as prelude to SGGS.
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  17. Yes, I know about google and understand your point But if posting on a forum, it would be good to actually give some pertinent detail first so that others don't need to google it
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  18. Only way to liberation is bhakti there are no shortcuts Wood is used because its cheap and easily available and reduces cooking time.
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  19. Guru Hargobind sahib's suche moti kundals (white pearl ear rings) are still kept at toshe khana of harimander sahib along with 100s of Gurus personal items. Kundals of Guru Har Rai are still with Ram Rai's descendants.
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  20. It was a mosque converted to a gurdwara by Bhangi Misl. This place is in dispute ever since the downfall of Sikh empire and sooner or later as the radical islam is gaining strength in Pakistan Punjab it will be converted to a mosque.
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  21. On the bases of two posts above instead of trying to save your marriage or thinking of future or praying to god to come and help you out. Put all this energy is understanding anger and controlling it. Anger is child of EGO. Stop expecting praises from everyone around and focus on doings things you like.
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  22. Nice try to spread misinformation. You stated hindi is 80% sanskrit. Let me tell you only thing common in hindi and sanskrit is script. Just like pahari is a dialect of punjabi language written using hindi alphabets. Modren hindi was derived from prakrit which was ido greek language and not sanskrit. The present day hindi is around 200 years old and the first text which uses present day hindi words was written in 1888 know as chandrakanta. Better luck next time with your imagination. I bet you believe that sanskrit is declared as best computer language by NASA.
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  23. before Guru ji there were bhagats - Bhagat Namdev was one he was of a different faith label , and all the bhagats had different methods of doing bhagati but they were one-minded . before Gurbani , there were many different faiths still are , all ages means all ages (even before this pasara) gurbani doesn't differentiate between faith labels for true bhagats , as they have risen above and Guru ji is samm drisht anyhoo. Do you really think no body ever attained paramhans stage prior to Guru Nanak Dev ji? in other words if they are taking Akal purakh as their one tek , their true guru why would they not achieve kirpa ?
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  24. I'd say looking at pakhand makes some people think what's the point if the practising so-called "religious" can't even follow Sikhi themselves. They normally tend to highlight the negatives of people and see that as an excuse. So yall need to be POSITIVE! VJKKVJKF
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  25. yes dasvandh was only meant to protect the gareeb sikhs from being taken advantage of, doing parchaar of gurbani/sursikhi and running pangat (but history shows that sikhs used to donate seperately for degh and pangat)
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  26. being played like fiddles by GOI and PUnjab Government during this lockdown Sikh organisations all over punjab are rushing to feed 'poor' migrant workers but the truth is we are being played : https://www.facebook.com/panth.pratham/videos/832374407262875/UzpfSTEwMDAwMjIxODM5MTIyODoyODY3NDU5NjIwMDA0NjIz/ this is bhaiyas complaining about langar: https://www.facebook.com/panth.pratham/videos/263542907998640/UzpfSTEwMDAwMjIxODM5MTIyODoyODY3Mjg3NzkwMDIxODA2/ honestly we rush in and get our own pockets emptied, and they laugh at us whilst our own poor sikhs sikhligars, mazhabi and kisan sikh families are suffering
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  27. Unfortunately when a great man is gone so many stories are made up about him even when these stories are used as justification to undo all the great work that he did in his life. What are the circumstance of Santji having built a Mandir? Did he allow that Mandir as is the norm to restrict lower castes from going to the Mandir? If you have so much knowledge that you can bring something obscure like this up then come up with the whole story. Do you actually not understand the idiocy of your statement there? So a Gurmukh should be building a mosque because there is no mosque in his village. So he builds a Mosque, a Sunni Mosque, what about if there is a Shia family in his village? Should he then build a Shia Mosque for them? How about Qadianis, who spread such falsehood about Guru Nanak that he was a Muslim? Should the Gurmukh also build them a Mosque, a Mosque where clear falsehoods about Guru Nanak would be taught. Where does your idiocy reach such a stage where there is no more idiocy you can partake in, will you then start to see some sense? Among the Sunnis there are Barelvi and Deobandis, so would you then have to build another Mosque for them? What about the Salafis/Wahabis who hate all non-Muslims, would ne duty bound as a Gurmukh to provide a <Edited> family their own Mosque in the village?
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  28. This is a big issue. Sikhi has never been dual/binary (trai gunh or a trinity is more indigenous, as well as panj - notice how these frameworks are not divisible like binary/dual concepts) . Right now I think it's the Panjabi tempestuous proclivity for conflict that makes apnay rapidly split into opposing camps to act out this nature. That needs to stop internally quickly. That energy should be pointed in a baharlhaa direction.
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  29. Despite my previous statements in regards to similar discussions, I will add that we must be careful not to succumb to the "oppressed become the oppressors" syndrome. But I don't think anyone here is suggesting or endorsing barbarism of other groups in order to elevate our own causes. The disagreements seem to circulate around the question of prioritising self-interest Vs a short-term indiscriminate sarbhat da bhalla that has negative long-term consequences for us. I think it's a fascinating conundrum. Well, it is a conundrum for someone like me. For others it's a cut and dry situation not requiring debate.
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  30. Sikhs have no effective leadership Sikhs still follow anti Sikh practices like caste system etc. Sikhs have failed to convert others to their religion
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  31. I don't think genie is proposing some sort of overt restrictions on people entering, more like heightened awareness/security around entry points and armed guards (albeit with concealed weapons) ready to respond to sudden attacks in areas where this is a distinct possibility. This could be the difference between 5 deaths and 25 deaths.
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  32. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4227408894432144253 "Let us sing the praises of Nanak, King of kings of both worlds The whole world is His temple, congregations sing sweet songs in His praise Millions of goddesses kindle holy lights in His honor All the gods sing psalms of His praises All wash His lotus feet The Sun and moon illuminate Him with their radiance He is garlanded with mountains of flowers The True Master, the fountain of Light is merciful to the poor The king of the winds fans Him while saints and sages meditate on His holiness The whole universe vibrates with His celestial song The bells ring out - Onkar Continuously illuminating the heavens He is one with God whose name is Truth In Nanak saints find their support Siri Chand, Nanak's son, declares Nanak is unattainable, unfathomable, unshakeable and pure Whoever sings Emperor Nanak's praises resides in heaven and achieves complete salvation Oh kind master: give protection to those who seek your shelter. Oh Nanak: You are the savior we are just your children" These beautiful words of praise for Guru Nanak are the words of Baba Siri Chand ji written in praise of his father, Guru Nanak and sung by him and the entire sangat as they welcomed the great Guru home from his third Udasi (world pilgrimage) with flowers and candlelight. Not only was there a great love and devotion between Baba Siri Chand ji and Guru Nanak, but over the 149 years of his life there was great love and respect with the ensuing five Sikh Gurus. Guru Nanak Dev ji left Baba Siri Chand ji in charge of Kartarpur during his later Udasis and following his final Udasi bestowed the dress and duty of Udasi (Pilgrim/Missionary) on Baba Siri Chand ji himself. Thus Baba Siri Chand ji was given the responsibility of uniting the various Sadhu samaj (ascetic schools) and integrating them with the "householders" (devotees who led a worldly life). Throughout his life he helped householder and sadhu alike. One could say that Babaji himself was a householder since he adopted and raised his nephew Dharm Chand ji and arranged his marriage. He directed all his followers to love Guru Nanak Dev ji and in addition to Arta composed "Guru Nanak Sahansar Nama" (1000 Names of Praise for Guru Nanak) praising Guru Nanak Dev ji in his cosmic form as "All pervasive, Creator, Master of the World". Babaji concluded his Matra Sahib, which is still recited today by all Udasis, with "I bow again and again on the feet of Siri Guru Nanak." It is a historical fact that all the Gurus loved and respected Baba Siri Chand ji. Guru Amar Das ji gave his eldest son, Baba Mohan ji to serve Baba Siri Chand ji. Guru Hargobind Sahib offered his son, Baba Gurditta, the father of Guru Harkrishan ji (7th Guru) to be Baba Siri Chand ji's devotee and successor. Baba Siri Chand ji gave the name "Amritsar" that is used today to the city that had been called Ramdaspur. And the place where Guru Arjan Dev ji waited daily for his meetings with Baba Siri Chand ji and his resting place are still marked by the historical sites of Thamb Sahib and Manji Sahib at the village of Barath. Babaji also gave water from his baoli (spring) for the Sarovar (sacred pool) at Tarn Taran. When Guru Arjan Devji recited the first 16 astpadis (stanzas) of his Sukhmani Sahib (Hymns of Peace) for Baba Siri Chand ji, Babaji appreciated them so much that he said there should be more.Guru Arjan Devji then requested Baba Siri Chand to give the opening lines of the 17th astpadi. So Baba Siri Chand, following his father Guru Nanak Dev ji's example, recited "Aad Sach, Jugaad Sach, Hai bhi Sach, Nanak Josi bhi Sach..." True in the beginning, Eternally True, God is True now and will always be True This line appears as given by Babaji in Guru Granth Sahib ji and is recited as bani today. The historical annals of Jehangir show that Baba Siri Chand was considered the Fakir of all Fakirs in India and had the greatest following of anyone at that time. While history is full of treachery and betrayal, Babaji did not take advantage of his position when Jehangir conspired to have Baba Siri Chand ji take over the Gurgaddi (the seat of the Guru) when Guru Hargobind Sahib was imprisoned in Gwalior. Babaji clearly told the Emperor that he had best free Guru Hargobind Sahib as the Guru was the true and rightful successor to Guru Nanak's throne. Other wise there would be grave consequences. The Emperor heeded his warning. The now famous Anandpur Sahib resolution of 1973, it was passed that all Udasis and Nirmalas who had been alienated from the Panth be reunited. Then in 1978 at the All India Akali Conference held at Ludhiana with Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi presiding, Gurcharan Singh Tohra, President of the S.G.P.C.,introduced a resolution that Sikhs should recognize Udasis as an integral part of the Panth and passed unanimously in the presence of a sangat of over 400,000. Earlier in the year 1995 at the major conference called by the Jathedar of Akal Takhat, on the future of the Sikh Panth, Udasis were represented and spoke. The most convincing argument about Baba Siri Chand ji's greatness and the love and respect that existed between him and the Gurus is a spiritual one. We as Sikhs are taught and accept that the Light that is Guru Nanak Dev ji is the same Light which became Guru Angad Dev ji and passed from Guru to Guru until Guru Gobind Singh ji and ultimately became enshrined in Guru Granth Sahib. If Baba Siri Chand ji in any way found disfavor with his father Guru Nanak, how could the Light of Guru Nanak which became Guru Amar Das ji go to pay respect to Baba ji and offer his son in service?. How could the Light of Guru Nanak in Guru Ram Das ji and Guru Arjan Dev ji and Guru Hargobind Sahib show so much love and devotion to one whom the Light had rejected? And how could anyone who disrespected his father ever compose "Arta", a hymn of such praise in his honor?
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  33. If there is any colour which denotes us as khalsas, that is the colour we get dyed in, when we do the simran of His Naam. Then this colour never ever fades from the soul, and we get merged our surtees in Wahiguru Akal Purukh. It is our soul which has to dye in the colour of His Name, all other colours shall end with our bodies in the crematory grounds. What use is of any colours, if, our minds or hearts are impure. The only way to wash ourselves and get dyed with His Naam, is His simran, then the filth accumulated since countless lives shall be washed away. "Prabh ka Simran, maan kee mael jaae" "Ekas bin, sabh dandh hae". Sat Sree Akal.
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  34. Colors are as much related to God as are certain days, numbers, time and astrology. You just cant choose to believe one superstition and make fun of rest. Koi Bole Ram Ram, Koi Khudaaye Koi Sevai Gusaiyan, Koi Allahe Kaaran Karan Kareem, Kirpaa Dhaar Raheem Koi Nahavai Teerath, Koi Hajj Jaaye Koi Karaiy Pooja, Koi Sir Nivaaye Koi Padhe Bed, Koi Kateb. Koi Odhai Neel Koi Supaid Koi Kahe Turq Koi Kahe Hindu. Koi Baachhai Bhist, Koi Surgindu Kaho Naanak Jin Hukam Pachhaata. Prabh Sahib Ka Tin Bhed Jaata.
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  35. I have an answer on the black kashera issue. While my reply to this post will surely draw some eye-rolls from non-believers, I'm posting the following for people who have some spirituality in them. If you are an atheist or don't practice nam simran, don't bother reading my post. A know a highly spiritual Gursikh who has been summoned to this earth to help Gursikh families that fall prey to black magic attacks. This Gursikh does not have a dera or anything of the sort. He is a simple farmer living a modest life in the pind. Anyway, he once told me a story of a pandit putting a spell on an individual. The individual was actually Amritdhari. The Gursikh did sehaj path and ardas for the Amritdhari. The Amritdhari was eventually cured of the spell as bani destroyed the evil. I asked the Gursikh how it was possible for an Amritdhari to be effected by this sort of magic? Doesn't gurbani trump all? The problem was that this Amritdhari didn't always do his nitnem and thus was susceptible to this sort of black magic. As you may know, those that are engulfed in gurbani cannot be touched by these sorts of things. However, the Gursikh also gave me this bit of into... He said that if the Amritdhari was wearing a black kashera, the impact would have been minimal. I questioned the Gursikh as how was this relevant at all? The Gursikh explained to me that when bad people use occult powers, the easiest place to attack someone is via the mind or genital regions. The Amritdhari could not be attacked via the mind because he had taken Khande ki pahul but he was attacked via the genital regions.
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  36. I think if someone is trying to check if you're wearing the right kashera, you should remain extremely vigilant and ready for anything......
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  37. This reference should be more than enough i beleive- fwd to 1.22.49 But do listen to full katha of jaap sahib by sant jarnail singh khalsa bhindranwale even though its 2 hrs, each and every word can be expanded into infinite gyan - ..i remember listening to full katha last year in june, listened to it over and over again for 8 hrs and made notes for myself when i revise my notes its a tiny glimpse of infine ocean, i listen to again, i feel i still don't have iota of depth to grasp jaap sahib...this bani was truly made for everyone including bhramgyanis, real profound infinite depth of jaap sahib can only be anubhav in bhramgyan, for us mere mortals we can touch the tip of ice berg of jaap sahib.
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  38. Gaytri Mantra because that's what it refered to in puratan granth I beleive. Hindus also have their own Mool Mantra - OM Satchitananda.. fairly popular used. What's next stop calling Sikh Mool Mantra as Mool Mantra because hindus have their own. Unbelievable paranoia, fear and insecurity, in next 50 years our traditional names will be reduced to dust if we keep following this type of mentality.
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  39. Its not nonsense Here it is (Jaap Sahib): Together with (Guru Granth Sahib ji) As I was studying at Baru Sahib, we were told to recite this along with mool mantar (til Nanak hosi bhi Sach) and Chaupai Sahib (Kabyo bach benti) apart from the 7 banis nitnem (5 in the morning, Rehras in the evening + Kirtan Sohila before sleep) .
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  40. Questioning Akaal Takhat Sahib is the slap on the face of Miri Piri de Malik Dhan Dhan Guru Hargobind Sahib ji. In reality there is only Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib - no other takhat. If you lose respect for Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib, I don't need to say what you are - your mere action and words say enough. Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale was told not to carry weapons into Harmandir Sahib for matha tek, but it's the hukam of Dasmesh pita to be shastardhari so he would do matha tek from outside and listened to Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib. These Gurmukhs didn't recite Raag Maala, do you consider them to be paapi? Do you even have a right to judge, let alone even think about such an issue? You're probably from the UK and live, like all of us, in the comfort of a 1st world country. What authority do you have to question Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib? Maha-Kavi Santokh Singh, Giani Gian Singh, Giani Ditt Singh, Prof. Gurmukh Singh (founders of Singh Sabha Movement), Sant Teja Singh Manstuana, Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha, Bhai Randhir Singh Ji Narangwal, Prof. Sahib Singh, Bhai Randhir Singh Ji Research Scholar, Dr. Trilochan Singh, Shaheed Bhai Fauja Singh, Shaheed Bhai Anokh Singh Babbar, Shaheed Bhai Sukhdev Singh Babbar and countless others who did not recite Ragmala as ‘maha-pappi’ or ‘manmukh’ ?
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  41. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/29/santmandali3.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/249/santmandali1.jpg/
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  42. Protein Shakes depend on the quantity of work out. I m not working out past few months but drinking shakes and now have a Big Tidh. I cant see my feet while standing. Dont have shakes unless you work out good.
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  43. :T: nice 2 c sum saakhis on him visiting leicester (i live in leicester)
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