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    https://vidhia.com/Bhai Veer Singh Ji/Sri Guru Nanak Chamatkar (Part 1)_English-Bhai Vir Singh.pdf
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    This baba makes all these instruments. He has so much love for guru ji that his eyes fill with tears when he mentions them
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    This is so beautiful!
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    Interesting to see how this three turned into another caste based match. Let’s stay focus on Kurds who got abandoned and getting massacred by Turks. Maybe an example for Sikhs as well.
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    Great photo. Our people always had a great sense of adventure, always pioneered. That is what Sikhs of non-Jat background find hard to grasp about Sikhs from a Jat background. We all take different things out of Sikhi. Sikhi teaches to us to be in chardikala, to go with boldness and if there is anything that Jats have taken from Sikhi it is definitely that aspect. For all our uncouth, rustic ways, we tend not to overthink and just go out and do. As the goreh say ,"Nothing ventured nothing gained" or "who dares wins" or "Enter the action with boldness"
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    the 2nd part https://vidhia.com/Bhai Veer Singh Ji/Guru Nanak Chamatkar (Part 2)-Bhai Vir Singh English.pdf
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    One of my favorite sakhis from guru Nanak Dev Jis janamsakhi is the sakhi of Bhai Lalo and Malik Bhago and how when guru ji squeezed Bhai Lalos bread milk came out of it while when guru ji squeezed Malik Bhagos blood came out of it Waheguru I first heard this sakhi as a monah and it got me really interested in Sikhi movie scene from Nanak Shah Fakeer and beautiful shabd Bhai Lalo has been immortalized my Guru Nanak Dev ji by mentioning him in Babur Bani which Guru Nanak Dev Ji wrote after the Malik Bhago incident https://www.sikhs.org/transl12.htm
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    Guru Gobind Singh ji said Khalsa Panth is Guru too. The panth made Sikh Rehat Maryada in 1945. No one is allowed to change it. Same way no one should change the 4 Bujjer Kurehits. AKJ changed the Maryada and so did Damdami Taksaal. This is wrong. The Akal Takht, the panth maryada says no halal meat. Thats what it should be. No one is allowed to change that. Unfortunately Sikhs have now fallen victim to budh mat, brahmin mat, jain mat. Meat is allowed in sikhism but not Halal. How ever the Gurdwara must accommodate all so thats why it is veg. I am a Gursikh who follows the Akal Takht Maryada and occasionally i do eat jatka meat. Sant Maskeen ji had a beautiful katha about this Heres the link please watch it, and stop with the nonsense, Guru Nanak dev ji said only fools argue over a diet. Dont mix Jain, brahmin and hindu religion in with Sikhi. Guru hunted and ate meat. There is life in saag too said Guru Nanak Dev ji. Just make sure the meat your getting is Organic Farm raised, NOT MASS BUTCHER FACTORY. The animal must live a humane life, and must not be ritualistically killed. People the diet is a personal choice. We have our Guru Granth sahib ji and our Khalsa panth. We are not allowed to change maryada. The Panth made. That includes the 4 Bujjer Kurehit Shame on anyone who did . Only FOOLS argue over a diet. Listen to Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj And listen to this youtube clip of Sant Maskeen ji katha. Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh
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    Guru Gobind Singh ji said Khalsa Panth is Guru too. The panth made Sikh Rehat Maryada in 1945. No one is allowed to change it. Same way no one should change the 4 Bujjer Kurehits. AKJ changed the Maryada and so did Damdami Taksaal. This is wrong. The Akal Takht, the panth maryada says no halal meat. Thats what it should be. No one is allowed to change that. Unfortunately Sikhs have now fallen victim to budh mat, brahmin mat, jain mat. Meat is allowed in sikhism but not Halal. How ever the Gurdwara must accommodate all so thats why it is veg. I am a Gursikh who follows the Akal Takht Maryada and occasionally i do eat jatka meat. Sant Maskeen ji had a beautiful katha about this Heres the link please watch it, and stop with the nonsense, Guru Nanak dev ji said only fools argue over a diet. Dont mix Jain, brahmin and hindu religion in with Sikhi. Guru hunted and ate meat. There is life in saag too said Guru Nanak Dev ji. Just make sure the meat your getting is Organic Farm raised, NOT MASS BUTCHER FACTORY. The animal must live a humane life, and must not be ritualistically killed. People the diet is a personal choice. We have our Guru Granth sahib ji and our Khalsa panth. We are not allowed to change maryada. The Panth made. That includes the 4 Bujjer Kurehit Shame on anyone who did . Only FOOLS argue over a diet. Listen to Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj And listen to this youtube clip of Sant Maskeen ji katha. Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh
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    Guru Gobind Singh ji said Khalsa Panth is Guru too. The panth made Sikh Rehat Maryada in 1945. No one is allowed to change it. Same way no one should change the 4 Bujjer Kurehits. AKJ changed the Maryada and so did Damdami Taksaal. This is wrong. The Akal Takht, the panth maryada says no halal meat. Thats what it should be. No one is allowed to change that. Unfortunately Sikhs have now fallen victim to budh mat, brahmin mat, jain mat. Meat is allowed in sikhism but not Halal. How ever the Gurdwara must accommodate all so thats why it is veg. I am a Gursikh who follows the Akal Takht Maryada and occasionally i do eat jatka meat. Sant Maskeen ji had a beautiful katha about this Heres the link please watch it, and stop with the nonsense, Guru Nanak dev ji said only fools argue over a diet. Dont mix Jain, brahmin and hindu religion in with Sikhi. Guru hunted and ate meat. There is life in saag too said Guru Nanak Dev ji. Just make sure the meat your getting is Organic Farm raised, NOT MASS BUTCHER FACTORY. The animal must live a humane life, and must not be ritualistically killed. People the diet is a personal choice. We have our Guru Granth sahib ji and our Khalsa panth. We are not allowed to change maryada. The Panth made. That includes the 4 Bujjer Kurehit Shame on anyone who did . Only FOOLS argue over a diet. Listen to Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj And listen to this youtube clip of Sant Maskeen ji katha. Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh
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    same here bro it was popping up for a few days but i just watched it yesterday there are very few people whose eyes get filled with tears by just saying Guru Nanak Dev jis name I think a lot of the Sikhs in the past (not all) had some child like innocence in them even when they became adults tho i think the interviewer was loosing attention at times and looking around
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    ।ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ। A must watch talk ।ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ।
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    An eyewitness account of Dara Shikohs execution. Its a detailed account of the execution and captures the peoples mood and reactions. reading the account you can see how much people loved dara shikoh, they were all crying and cursing the mughals and even throwing rocks at the pathan that captured dara. The mughals often paraded the person around on a weak looking animal around the streets of delhi to humiliate the person before executing them. They did the same to Banda Singh Bahadur. Dara was a lot more tolerant and had a gd relationship with sikhs and the hindus if he had become king then the fate of india would have been very different. Aurangzeb was a heartless animal and wanted his brothers executed head presented to him on a dish! This robber, who imagined that Dara was attended by a large body of soldiers, received the Prince with apparent respect and cordiality, quartering his men upon the inhabitants, with particular injunctions to supply all their wants, and treat them as friends and brethren. But when Javan Khan ascertained that Dara's followers did not exceed two or three hundred men, he threw off all disguise. It is still doubtful whether he had been tampered with by Aureng-Zebe, or whether he were suddenly tempted to the commission of this monstrous crime. The sight of a few mules laden with the gold, which Dara had saved from the hands of the robbers, by whom he had been constantly harassed, very probably excited his cupidity. Be [97] this as it may, the Patan having assembled, during the night, a considerable number of armed men, seized this gold, together with the women's jewels, and fell upon Dara and Sipah Shikoh, killed the persons who attempted to defend them, and tied the Prince on the back of an elephant. The public executioner was ordered to sit behind, for the purpose of cutting off his head, upon the first appearance of resistance, either on his own part, or on that of any of his adherents; and in this degrading posture Dara was carried to the army before Tata-bakar and delivered into the hands of General Mir-Baba. This officer then commanded the Traitor, Javan Khan, to proceed with his prisoner, first to Lahor and afterwards to Dehli. When the unhappy Prince was brought to the gates of Dehli, it became a question with Aureng-Zebe, whether, in conducting him to the fortress of Gwalior ["Goualeor"], he should be made to pass through the capital. It was the opinion of some courtiers that this was by all means to be avoided, because, not only would such an exhibition be derogatory to the royal family, but it might become the signal for revolt, and the rescue of Dara might be successfully attempted. Others maintained, on the contrary, that he ought to be seen by the whole city; that it was necessary to strike the people with terror and astonishment, and to impress their minds with an idea of the absolute and [98] irresistible power of Aureng-Zebe. It was also advisable, they added, to undeceive the Omrahs [=nobles] and the people, who still entertained doubts of Dara's captivity, and to extinguish at once the hopes of his secret partisans. Aureng-Zebe viewed the matter in the same light; the wretched prisoner was therefore secured on an elephant; his young son, Sipah Shikoh, placed at his side, and behind them, instead of the executioner, was seated Bahadur Khan [one of the royal generals]. This was not one of the majestic elephants of Pegu or Ceylon, which Dara had been in the habit of mounting, pompously caparisoned, the harness gilt, and trappings decorated with figured work; and carrying a beautifully painted howdah inlaid with gold, and a magnificent canopy to shelter the Prince from the sun: Dara was now seen seated on a miserable and worn-out animal, covered with filth; he no longer wore the necklace of large pearls which distinguish the princes of Hindoustan, nor the rich turban and embroidered coat; he and his son were now habited in dirty cloth of the coarsest texture, and his sorry turban was wrapt round with a Kashmir ["Kachemire"] shawl or scarf, resembling that worn by the meanest of the people. Such was the appearance of Dara when led through the Bazars and every quarter of the city. I could not divest myself of the idea that some dreadful execution was about to take place, and felt surprise that government should have the hardihood to commit all these indignities upon a Prince confessedly popular among the lower orders, especially as I saw scarcely any armed force. The people had for some time inveighed bitterly against the unnatural conduct of Aureng-Zebe: the imprisonment of his father, of his son Sultan Mahmud, and of his brother Murad Bakhsh, filled every bosom with horror and disgust. The crowd assembled upon this disgraceful occasion was immense; and everywhere I observed the people weeping, and lamenting the fate of Dara in the most touching [99] language. I took my station in one of the most conspicuous parts of the city, in the midst of the largest bazar; was mounted on a good horse, and accompanied by two servants and two intimate friends. From every quarter I heard piercing and distressing shrieks, for the Indian people have a very tender heart; men, women, and children wailing as if some mighty calamity had happened to themselves. Javan Khan rode near the wretched Dara; and the abusive and indignant cries vociferated as the traitor moved along were absolutely deafening. I observed some faqirs ["Fakires"] and several poor people throw stones at the infamous Pathan; but not a single movement was made, no one offered to draw his sword, with a [100] view of delivering the beloved and compassionated Prince. When this disgraceful procession had passed through every part of Dehli, the poor prisoner was shut up in one of his own gardens, called Haidarabad ["Heider-Abad"]. Aureng-Zebe was immediately made acquainted with the impression which this spectacle produced upon the public mind, the indignation manifested by the populace against the Pathan, the threats held out to stone the perfidious man, and with the fears entertained of a general insurrection. A second council was consequently convened, and the question discussed, whether it were more expedient to conduct Dara to Gwalior, agreeably to the original intention, or to put him to death without further delay.... it was ultimately decided that Dara should die, and that Sipah-Shikoh should be confined in Gwalior. At this meeting Raushanara Begam ["Rauchenara-Begum"] betrayed all her enmity against her hapless brother, combating the arguments of Danishmand Khan ["Danech-Mend"], and exciting Aureng-Zebe to this foul and unnatural murder.... The charge of this atrocious murder was intrusted to a slave of the name of Nazir ["Nazer"], who had been educated by Shah-Jahan, but experienced some ill-treatment from Dara. The Prince, apprehensive that poison would be administered to him, was employed with Sipah Shikoh [102] in boiling lentils, when Nazir and four other ruffians entered his apartment. 'My dear son,' he cried out, 'these men are come to murder us!' He then seized a small kitchen knife, the only weapon in his possession. One of the murderers having secured Sipah Shikoh, the rest fell upon Dara, threw him down, and while three of the assassins held him, Nazir decapitated his wretched victim. The head was instantly carried to Aureng-Zebe, who commanded that it should be placed in a dish, and that water should be brought. The blood was then washed from the face, and when it could no longer be doubted [103] that it was indeed the head of Dara, he shed tears, and said, 'Ai Bad-bakht ["Bed-bakt"]! Ah wretched one! let this shocking sight no more offend my eyes, but take away the head, and let it be buried in Humayun's tomb.' Dara's daughter was taken that same evening to the saraglio, but afterwards sent to Shah-Jahan and Begam-Sahib; who begged of Aureng-Zebe to commit the young Princess to their care. Dara's wife, foreseeing the calamities which awaited her and her husband, had already put a period to her existence, by swallowing poison at Lahor. Sipah Shikoh was immured in the [104] fortress of Gwalior; and soon after these tragical events Javan Khan was summoned before the council, and then dismissed from Dehli with a few presents. He did not escape the fate, however, which he merited, being waylaid and assassinated in a forest, within a few leagues of his own territory. This barbarian had not sufficiently reflected, that though tyrants appear to countenance the blackest crimes while they conduce to their interest, or promote a favourite object, they yet hold the perpetrators in abhorrence, and will not scruple to punish them when they can no longer be rendered subservient to any iniquitous project. http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00generallinks/bernier/txt_bernier_dara.html
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    Guru Gobind Singh ji said Khalsa Panth is Guru too. The panth made Sikh Rehat Maryada in 1945. No one is allowed to change it. Same way no one should change the 4 Bujjer Kurehits. AKJ changed the Maryada and so did Damdami Taksaal. This is wrong. The Akal Takht, the panth maryada says no halal meat. Thats what it should be. No one is allowed to change that. Unfortunately Sikhs have now fallen victim to budh mat, brahmin mat, jain mat. Meat is allowed in sikhism but not Halal. How ever the Gurdwara must accommodate all so thats why it is veg. I am a Gursikh who follows the Akal Takht Maryada and occasionally i do eat jatka meat. Sant Maskeen ji had a beautiful katha about this Heres the link please watch it, and stop with the nonsense, Guru Nanak dev ji said only fools argue over a diet. Dont mix Jain, brahmin and hindu religion in with Sikhi. Guru hunted and ate meat. There is life in saag too said Guru Nanak Dev ji. Just make sure the meat your getting is Organic Farm raised, NOT MASS BUTCHER FACTORY. The animal must live a humane life, and must not be ritualistically killed. People the diet is a personal choice. We have our Guru Granth sahib ji and our Khalsa panth. We are not allowed to change maryada. The Panth made. That includes the 4 Bujjer Kurehit Shame on anyone who did . Only FOOLS argue over a diet. Listen to Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj And listen to this youtube clip of Sant Maskeen ji katha. Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh
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    you cant remain faithful outside of marriage what makes you think you'll be faithful after marriage? after marriage its not just your husband but waheguru that you have to be faithful with
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    Here is a nice Sakhi of Guru Nanak Dev Ji for a Friday afternoon. On one of his travels Guru Ji came to a town and stopped at the house of an old Sikh called Chundhwadi. He was very poor and was in a fluster as to what food to place in front of Guru Ji. He went to the local town not knowing what to do. While he was there he saw a gathering of people and went to see what was happening. It was a wrestling match and the local Nawab was parading his champion. Now, the champion was called Maskeen and was tall and muscular and was undefeated. He stood while the proud Nawab challenged all the town if there was any person who would take on his champion. Maskeen strode into the middle of the large circle flexing his muscles. No one dared step forward for fear of serious injury. When Chundhwadi heard that the prize was 50rps he thought that if he could get the money he could use it to buy provisions to place in front of Guru Ji. He stepped into the ring and declared his intention to wrestle Maskeen. All fell about laughing, how could such an old man who was just skin and bone take on the mighty Maskeen? As the two opponents came close Maskeen asked “What are you doing old man? You have no chance against me, what possesses you to fight me, you are going to get seriously hurt” Chundawadi said “Oh champion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji is coming to my house today and I have no food to place before him, my only chance is to beat you and use the prize money.” Maskeen fell into thought, “I have heard of Guru Nanak” he said “they say he is Khudha himself. I would also like to meet him.” After much soul searching he said “Old man, if I let you win will you take me to see Guru Nanak?” “Yes” said Chundawadi “but what will become of you? If you lose, and lose to an old man your patronage will end and what will become of you?” But Maskeen did not hear this, all he could think about was meeting Guru Nanak. So it happened that after a few moves Maskeen fell to the ground with a thump and as planned the old man put his foot on his chest and claimed the prize. There was pandemonium, there was a riot, the proud Nawab was humiliated and disowned his wrestler. Maskeens reputation was ruined, he knew that he would be turned out of his house. His family were even more livid, when they heard what had happened they planned to do away with him. They hastily dug a trench under his munja and stuck in spikes and covered the whole thing with large palm leaves, they planned to murder him and then plea with the Nawab to let them stay at the house. As Maskeen finally got away from the crowd he could not find Chundawadi in all the commotion and wondered home. His favourite daughter met him on route. She had seen what was happening and told her father. But Maskeen was a broken man, he did not care what happened to him, he shuffled to his house and went straight to the munja and lay on it fully expecting the whole thing to collapse into the hole underneath, but nothing happened. His little daughter ran to him and peered underneath “Papa, I can see a man in robes holding up your munja” she shouted. He knew, he just knew. Maskeen jumped off the bed and before he knew it Guru Nanak Dev Ji stood before him. He fell to his knees placing his head on Guru Jis feet. Guru Ji sat him down. “Oh Maskeen, you were willing to lose everything for me, I am now here for you” Guru Sahib Ji blessed him and said that he would be remembered for always. Fifth saroop, Guru Arjan Dev Ji adds Maskeens name to the 15th Sloke in Sukhmani Sahib Ji – “ Sukhi vasay Maskeenia aap nivaar tallay, wudday wuddy hunkarian Nanak garab gallay. “
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    keski is round, many prefer to have ears out with keski. It is light. keski should be of usually basantee or kesree colours. Keski Dhamalla is usually the bigger dastar you see singhs wearing. Doesn't have to be huge, or with shashtars, but looks like this keski doesn't make anything bulkier. just work out appropriate turban size.


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