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  1. This Shabad is by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Raag Gujri on Pannaa 489

    <> siq nwmu krqw purKu inrBau inrvYru Akwl mUriq AjUnI sYBM gur pRswid ]

    ik oa(n)kaar sath naam karathaa purakh nirabho niravair akaal moorath ajoonee saibha(n) gur prasaadh ||

    One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying. Beyond Birth. Self-Existent. By Guru's Grace:

    rwgu gUjrI mhlw 1 caupdy Gru 1 ]

    raag goojaree mehalaa 1 choupadhae ghar 1 ||

    Raag Goojaree, First Mehla, Chau-Paday, First House:

    qyrw nwmu krI cnxwTIAw jy mnu aursw hoie ]

    thaeraa naam karee chananaat(h)eeaa jae man ourasaa hoe ||

    I would make Your Name the sandalwood, and my mind the stone to rub it on;

    krxI kuMgU jy rlY Gt AMqir pUjw hoie ]1]

    karanee ku(n)goo jae ralai ghatt a(n)thar poojaa hoe ||1||

    for saffron, I would offer good deeds; thus, I perform worship and adoration within my heart. ||1||

    pUjw kIcY nwmu iDAweIAY ibnu nwvY pUj n hoie ]1] rhwau ]

    poojaa keechai naam dhhiaaeeai bin naavai pooj n hoe ||1|| rehaao ||

    Perform worship and adoration by meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; without the Name, there is no worship and adoration. ||1||Pause||

    bwhir dyv pKwlIAih jy mnu DovY koie ]

    baahar dhaev pakhaaleeahi jae man dhhovai koe ||

    If one were to wash his heart inwardly, like the stone idol which is washed on the outside,

    jUiT lhY jIau mwjIAY moK pieAwxw hoie ]2]

    joot(h) lehai jeeo maajeeai mokh paeiaanaa hoe ||2||

    his filth would be removed, his soul would be cleansed, and he would be liberated when he departs. ||2||

    psU imlih cMigAweIAw KVu Kwvih AMimRqu dyih ]

    pasoo milehi cha(n)giaaeeaa kharr khaavehi a(n)mrith dhaehi ||

    Even beasts have value, as they eat grass and give milk.

    nwm ivhUxy AwdmI iDRgu jIvx krm kryih ]3]

    naam vihoonae aadhamee dhhrig jeevan karam karaehi ||3||

    Without the Naam, the mortal's life is cursed, as are the actions he performs. ||3||

    nyVw hY dUir n jwixAhu inq swry sMm@wly ]

    naerraa hai dhoor n jaaniahu nith saarae sa(n)mhaalae ||

    The Lord is hear at hand - do not think that He is far away. He always cherishes us, and remembers us.

    jo dyvY so Kwvxw khu nwnk swcw hy ]4]1]

    jo dhaevai so khaavanaa kahu naanak saachaa hae ||4||1||

    Whatever He gives us, we eat; says Nanak, He is the True Lord. ||4||1||


  2. Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!

    Gurdwara Singh Sabha

    10 Grant Street (off Garnett Street),


    BD3 9HD

    Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara

    Gobind Marg,

    Leeds Road,


    BD3 9JN

    The Sikh Temple

    192 Chapeltown Road,


    LS7 3JT

    I would set off with a tel. contact from Leeds/Bradford just in case your tomtom guides you to the wrong destination. :)

    Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!

  3. is thr not any coach from manchester?

    Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!


    Trains run frequently from Manchester to Bradford and only take around 45min. If anyone requires transport from Manchester, you can PM me for more information.

    If anyone needs picking up from the train/coach station, then you can either get in touch with Jagjit Singh or PM me.

    Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!

  4. This Shabad is by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Raag Maajh on Pannaa 140

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    First Mehl:

    jw hau nwhI qw ikAw AwKw ikhu nwhI ikAw hovw ]

    jaa ho naahee thaa kiaa aakhaa kihu naahee kiaa hovaa ||

    Since I am no one, what can I say? Since I am nothing, what can I be?

    kIqw krxw kihAw kQnw BirAw Bir Bir DovW ]

    keethaa karanaa kehiaa kathhanaa bhariaa bhar bhar dhhovaa(n) ||

    As He created me, so I act. As He causes me to speak, so I speak. I am full and overflowing with sins-if only I could wash them away!

    Awip n buJw lok buJweI AYsw AwgU hovW ]

    aap n bujhaa lok bujhaaee aisaa aagoo hovaa(n) ||

    I do not understand myself, and yet I try to teach others. Such is the guide I am!

    nwnk AMDw hoie kY dsy rwhY sBsu muhwey swQY ]

    naanak a(n)dhhaa hoe kai dhasae raahai sabhas muhaaeae saathhai ||

    O Nanak, the one who is blind shows others the way, and misleads all his companions.

    AgY gieAw muhy muih pwih su AYsw AwgU jwpY ]2]

    agai gaeiaa muhae muhi paahi s aisaa aagoo jaapai ||2||

    But, going to the world hereafter, he shall be beaten and kicked in the face; then, it will be obvious, what sort of guide he was! ||2||

  5. Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!

    Hope this answers your questions.

    What is the Spiritual Significance of the 5Ks in relation to the Five Vices?

    Desires/ Lust (Kaam)

    Wearing the Kachhera, a Sikh is reminded to control his desire and only look at his own wife or husband. The Kachhera reminds us to self-control and to control the urges of Kaam.

    Greed (Lobh)

    Wearing the Kara in our hand we are reminded not to commit crime or theft with our hands. The Kara constantly reminds us of Guru Ji and the hands which can be used to misdeeds fuelled by greed are reminded "you are bound to the Guru, remember Vaheguru is always watching you". Therefore, the Kara is a continual reminder of “Think of the Guru, before yourself”.

    Anger (Krodh)

    Wearing the Kirpaan, you have the power to kill someone and therefore you to have control your anger more than the other person. The Kirpaan represents the Grace, Truth and Justice, which a Sikh represents which can only happen if a Sikh has no anger.

    Attachment (Moh)

    Combing the hair twice a day with the Kangha, when we see dead hair being combed out, we are reminded that just as our hair are not permanent, so is everything around us. One should comb one's mind with Gurbaani (the Divine Wisdom), just as one comb's their hair with a Kangha.

    Ego (Haumai)

    Maintaining one's natural form and Kesh (unshorn hair) covered with a Keski (small turban) one commits him or herself to higher consciousness, saving them from vanity. Crowning oneself with a Dastaar one reminds themselves that their head belongs to Guru Sahib and that they should not have ego. With a Dastaar covering the hair-knot on top of Dasam Duaar, all worldly fashion stops dead. The Dastaar guards the Sikh man and woman from drowning in vanity and society-led fashions. A man or woman wearing a Keski and Dastaar well be self-conscious of living up to their principles, living up to the image they are portraying and the Guru they are representing, therefore subduing their ego and Manmukh (self-centred) mind.





    Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!

  6. Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!

    I think 'dhiaan' plays a HUGE part in how well you do at University. With Guru Kirpaa I recently graduated from the University of Bradford (yes Bradford ohmy.gif , everyone heard of it? :lol: ) with a great qualification. I think without such focus, organisation and positive mindset (again all done and granted by Guru Sahib), I would have no way done as well as I have.

    Even whilst looking for work (after graduating) you need stay positive, apply yourself and look for opportunities to get your foot in the door. Okay, it might take a while before you get your chance, and the job may not be exactly what you’re looking for, but it’s something. As long as you look forward and plan to progress, opportunities will definitely open up for you. It's just all about how you apply yourself and sell yourself to employers, so previous experience is beneficial, but not necessary (depending on your line of work).

    I know Gursikhs who didn't do so well at University, and didn't have a high flying job to start with, but now, career wise they are sound. I also have friends and family who have graduated from universities pretty low down in the league table, but they are doing extremely well. Point being, you can achieve whatever you want, but only if you believe that you can, with the aid of Guru Sahib of course. :@

    Everyone is different, but as long as you get to where you want, are content with what you have, and have enough to survive, then what’s the worry? Pretty easy to say though, hard to live by! I just felt the comments about giving 'dumb' people some hope at university was extremely harsh. We should all try to speak a bit more sweetly (including me!) :@ , and that Sweetness will only come through the contemplation of Naam & Gurbani. The more Naam & Gurbani, the Sweeter we become.

    Bhul chukh maafi.

    Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!

  7. Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!



    In November 1934, he came upon a four year old boy abandoned near the main gate of Gurudwara Dera Sahib. This boy was dumb, mentally impaired and physically deformed and was suffering from dysentery. Puran Singh looked after him and named him Piara, or the loved one. From that day on they were inseparable for the next 14years. Puran Singh carried Piara on his back and this became symbolic of his carrying all the aged, the infirm, the disabled, the crippled and the sick on his shoulders. It was not easy since the helpless boy's hands and feet were lifeless, and he would constantly drool on Puran Singh.
    He carried Piara on his back wherever he went because there was no one to look after Piara. Puran Singh described him as a "Garland Around My Neck". Born in a region, which prides itself on the military prowess of its men, Puran Singh's steadfastness and unflinching courage in adversities- though of a different order -were no less remarkable.

    Taken from: http://www.khalsaspirit.com/files/Bhagat_Puran_Singh.pdf

    Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!

  8. Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!

    Sangat Jee,

    This Sunday (18th November), there will be a Sikh Youth Programme at Preston Gurdwara starting around 9.30AM. There will be a lecture in English and Keertan by youth.

    If you have relatives or friends in the Preston or Manchester area, please inform them of the programme.

    Transport is available for youth from the North, from Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Bradford.

    Please see poster for further details.

    Vaheguroo Jee Ka Khalsaa! Vaheguroo Jee Ki Fatheh!


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