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  1. I've been to Dubai three times and found it to be a safe place but the airport is lawless, it does not matter what religion you are some of the staff are power mad. Once I witnessed a poor muslim old man who was wearing shabby clothing declaring 3 small gold bangles for his daughters wedding, a staff member just grabbed them and put them in his pocket. And just waved him on the man was crying and quoting the Koran but the passport guy just kept on waving him on - I was getting quite angry and thought sod it I will make a fuss even if they stamp my passport with a black mark. The old man mad such a scene that he got his bangles back but the way it played out you could tell this sort of thing must happen every day. Now if I travel to such countries I tend to stay near other singhs so that at least there is strength in numbers.
  2. This is awful my ears hurt, twang twang twang and that's just missed poooja. That turbaned guy more goofy than gangsta blud - money making easy scam... no change in my pocket sorry
  3. easy No Money = No Business, don't wait for leaders to deliberate and kick everything into the long grass, if ALL Sikhs stop funding these outfits then they soon come back on the right path. Look at that Ram Raheem he is so drunk with money that his power over men is more demonic then many fairy tale stories
  4. Watch here in i player if you missed it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04n6dmc/lost-treasures-of-the-sikh-kingdom
  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n6dmc Looks like a very good historical programme especially on prime time afternoon viewing
  6. This sort of scum are not Sikh they are Punjabi or coconut hollow corpses who do not have any religious faith but are lustful for money, drink and drugs and fake celebrity including being part of a criminal gang. She should not get away without her identity photo being splashed across the internet. This is the type of dirt that joins ISIS and then cries when they are raped and beaten by their new Islamic brethren. There is no point in getting angry with her parents or the Sikh community as many of these people do not want to belong to our community or have to some extent mental issues a body chemical imbalance which persuade them to attach themselves to this type of glam ego lifestyle. We are all on a journey and we should pity these rotten souls as they will not know Waheguru in this lifetime.
  7. Can you please spread the sign in intervals more widely as it was only done a couple of weeks ago - I try and send lots of traffic via facebook (5000 so a few do click to view) to SikhSangat forum but many people may not want to join unless they know what we're about. They will have to join to comment anyway.
  8. Another idea could be TPV set up a charity to do parchar and network with other Sikh youth from every Gurdwara and Uni Sikh Society in the UK setting out a blue print for the next step to be voted in. We are the next generation and we can place our money anywhere it will do good instead of feeding overweight people with 7 types of curry and 3 "deserts" in the langar hall giving them diabetes and installing fountains and marble arches in a new Gurdwara 6ft from another one in the same borough. Once a business stops making money then only the really concerned people take over so we should not dig deep to give to the committees but give money as seva for parchar and the needy direct. This way you will see many of the smaller Gurdwaras being forced to merge into one central one for each Town.
  9. He sounded late 20's early 30's with a good command of English but came across very self-important and it was he that said Sikh first, I was driving at the time so did no catch his name at the first bit. Later on my wife said another Sikh male came on and he was great very grounded and added to the discussion, whoever he was WELL DONE. As LBC is a commercial radio station to listen again you have to subscribe to its downloads, so if anyone is a member it would be good to link it here so we can all see this fiasco and learn from it.
  10. I was listening to LBC radio (UK) this morning, Thursday 25th September 2014, and a rep from the Sikh Council telephoned in, not as an invited guest but wanted to make sure his gravity of status was mentioned, to object to the word bumfluff being used! The subject was about a muslim school girl wanting to wear a burkha in class. But this person was very upset that the presenter had used the word bumfluff which when James O'Brien, the host, was younger a teacher had asked him to shave it off as it was not in line with school rules. The Sikh council guy was going on about how offensive this word was and it would affect a lot of young people growing up and hundreds of people would telephone in to complain. By the end of the conversation the presenter reminded the guy that not one objection had come in during the chat, the Sikh guy then resorted to playing the victim and saying you can do what you want as you own the radio station. It all ended up looking daft for no reason - please if you want to represent the Sikh faith get some media training or we all just end up looking foolish.
  11. It's still breaking news but it's 2 Gurughars that have been attacked
  12. Watch Sikh Channel now 1730hrs http://www.sikhchannel.tv/watchus/
  13. https://www.facebook.com/terapanthvasse?hc_location=timeline Please watch latest video on facebook page and read updates voting takes place shortly
  14. https://www.facebook.com/terapanthvasse Please read about dirty politics and our media - no wonder Panjab is lost sorry I can't copy and past the Tera Panth Vasse post from Facebook can anyone please help the Sangat must read this now
  15. If this is the type of drivel you talk about with your friends you need to either find some educated ones or some that at least work for a living and don't just time pass naval gazing!
  16. When the discussion turned into an all out fight between a couple of people we lost a lot of vital information in that thread - if it could be cleaned up and replaced back on the forum it would be helpful as you cant hide the truth of what is happening at the moment with this cult.
  17. Not quite yet - they are now appealing for Direct Debits and from tomorrow the appeal will continue as Direct Debit Fatafat it looks like they have a new target where they want continued support - so this scheduled appeal will run its allotted time until 31st August or until they change the goal posts again!
  18. If nothing else it's astounding how Sangat Tv has raised an amazing £125,000 in just 10 days for a £160,000 target by 31st August. They must be doing something right?
  19. In an ideal world all 3 channels should network together and use their resources to spread the same one message of Sikhi, BUT too often I see them trying to out do each other to the extent of each sending a team to broadcast Live at the same location waisting money and valuable air time. There is one channel since it has launched is just collecting charity money for this that and the other in India once I've given money why would I watch day after day how much other people have donated? I also agree you see the same, doesn't matter about age, stale viewed men who would be waffling the same boring speech sitting on a park bench to the pigeons. If you want people to watch and support they need to engage with the viewer and not pompously push views endlessly droning on. If they can't work together fine but then they should not stab each other in the back as the sangat will not care if you stay or go.
  20. Mowgli from jungle book and wannabe hippy Bob Marley offer me nothing all I see is poor souls who will remain lost in the wilderness until they see the truth of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji Maharajh
  21. I fully support this new change and they are being advised by the youngest gurdwara committee from Canada, I watched with interest last night as they were on Matv Harjap Bhangal show, a Hindu channel which they highlighted as they were not given a chance on the other 3 sikh tv channels. It was also said that the other channels stated they supported specific parties and we're not prepared to give them air time. I am furious about this and am now monitoring all of them to see who appears soon to beg for votes to rule southall gurdwara, please rest assured if TPV are not allowed air time they can answer to Ofcom.
  22. Is this what HELL looks like - flashing scary colours screaming chants from bearded maniacs or is it the latest bollywood ring tone - What a joke and some misguided souls finance and follow him... You could laugh at this fool all day but you'd just waste your time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW5sN3925l0
  23. Best April 1st joke ever but that hobo costume gave it away - hey you lot got no chance LOL
  24. Hi Andrew this might help you with some of the words and meanings any others just ask away as this also helps other begginers who may not know what a certain word means: Guru and Sikh by Yuktanand Singh http://www.sikhs.org/ya6.htm Terms & Phrases Many volumes can be written on this, and the next two sections. I am now, simply going to list some Sikh vocabulary, some buzzwords. They represent the core of the Sikh thought, conduct, and tradition, not subject to change with the fads of the ever-changing society. This list is not complete. From a philosophical view, each of these is just a different facet of Naam. I apologize, for using too many non-English words. If you want, you may go to the next sections first and read this later. A student of Sikh Panth should understand at least these. They are not in an alphabetical order: Gurudwara: A Sikh place of worship. In a Gurudwara, any Gursikhs can take turns to lead the activity as long as they respect Maryada and time constraints. A Granthi (Custodian) or a secretary is merely there to maintain order. Amrit: Ambrosia of eternal life, the Initiation of a Gursikh with Amrit, a Sikh form of Baptism. When the Sikh submits completely to the Guru, Five Gursikhs give him instructions regarding the Nitt Name, the Rehet, and how to meditate on a Word. Waheguru is the Sikh Gurmantra. Amrit is the only way to spiritually receive Gurmantra from the Sikh Guru. Having a Gurmantra is not an exclusive privilege of a Gursikh, though. It is an ancient practice, followed in some form by all serious seekers and Saints. Meditation on the Sikh Gurmantra without Amrit is compared to someone trying to earn a diploma without being enrolled in the school. A Gurmantra, with submission to a Guru and proper meditation, is essential for a true repose in God, leading to a wholesome life. To stress this, this is the only time the Fifth Master has used such harsh words: "A living being without a Gurmantra turns his precious human birth into disgrace. He becomes putrefied and foul. This fool is like a (helpless) dog, a (muck loving) swine, a donkey (toiling for others), a (vagrant) crow, and a (venomous) snake." (SGGS, p.1356) Rehet or Reht: The Sikh conduct, whether alone or in the company of others, as The Tenth Master explained to the "Five Beloved." Rehet has the essential attributes of Tenth Master's lifestyle, including the five K's (see the next section) and the Nitt Name. In the words of The Tenth Master, "My Sikh is only he who lives the Rehet, he is my master and I am his servant." Why? Rehet allows The Tenth Master to turn the Sikh into Khalsa, which is his own personality. Maryada: Rules for conducting various ceremonies in a Sikh's life, including procedures in the Gurudwara. Gurbani or Bani: The verses in the Sikh Scripture, Guru Granth Sahib. Any other verses or writings may be respected, but they are not to be considered as Gurbani. To emphasize this, The Tenth Master did not include his own writings in the Guru Granth Sahib, though they should be considered as Gurbani. Gurbani acts as a verbal teacher, as well as the Shabad. The Tenth Master mandated: "The Panth was launched only after God's command. All Sikhs are ordained to regard the Granth as the Guru. You shall see Guru Granth Ji as the Guru's physical body. Whoever wants to see God, can search, and find all the guidance in the Shabad." Shabad or Shabd: The Word. God's Voice. God's Light. It is manifest to the world in Gurbani, now in Guru Granth Sahib. Shabad is useless without Surat: Inner attention fixed on the Shabad. Surat is the place where Shabad (Gurbani) acts. When Surat is tied to Shabad through Guru's Mercy, a sad but peaceful and spontaneous, melody of God's Love can be "heard" in the mind, and in everything else. Then the Shabad is felt to be present everywhere. A seeker follows this delicate thread, leading him to where the Shabad resides. Some day, by Guru's Grace the seeker gives up everything, including food and personal care, but he would not let this thread go. This is one example of Naam (God's Name). The Gurbani stresses its importance by repeatedly recounting the stories of its practice by Kabir, Namdev, Dhruva and Prahalad. Only this kind of union with Naam creates a perfect Saint (Sant). Satt: Being a man of your word. Having a yearning for the absolute Truth. Santokh: Contentment. To give up chasing things of the world, and Vichaar: Reflection. Analyzing Guru's message. These are three prerequisites for understanding Gurbani. A Sikh is expected to understand and absorb when he reads and recites Gurbani, not just use it as a mouthwash. Nam or Naam: Worship of God during all activity. Not forgetting Him, and thanking Him for his gifts, life, body, and other things of the world, while, not losing your soul among those things. Realization that life without Him, like a leaf broken away from a tree, cannot thrive. Holding on to God as the ultimate aim of life at every moment, just like a mother cannot forget her newborn child during all her activities. This needs to be developed as an inner, mental habit, not to become a show. In time, it turns into perpetual inner exchanges with God. Daan: Giving. Taking care of the needy, giving to the poor. The spiritual gift of Naam is considered as the greatest Daan. Ishnan: A spiritual act of washing oneself with prayer and water before dawn. A bath or shower taken after dawn is not considered as Ishnan. Nitt Nem: Daily Routine. This includes Ishnan, Simran and meditative recitation of five prescribed pieces of Gurbani: The Japji, Jaap Sahib, Anand Sahib, Savaiyae, and Chaupaee. A spiritual practice is considered a routine, and it starts being fruitful, after it has been practiced for forty consecutive days. Amrit Vela: Last three hours of the night, the ambrosial hours. This time is reserved for meditation and Ishnan. A Sikh should not waste these precious moments in useless talk etc. Meditation during these hours is infinitely more fruitful than meditation done at any other hour of the day or night. Hukam or Hukm: Command, God's Will: Realizing that only God is the real doer and everything is working out according to His Will. Accepting His work above personal preference and desires. Since Guru's Command is in-tune with God's will, it is also the Hukam. Haumei: Ego, the basic human disease. This is the real sin. All other sins originate from the ego: Feeling rational and self-sufficient while apparently thriving as separated from God. Pride, or, self-condemnation. Feeling responsible for one's past actions. An outlook, as if we are in complete control of our life. Ego is the opposite of Hukam. Ego comes in countless and deceptive forms and shapes. To avoid this, a Sikh does not worship God as the Self. Ego is the only barrier between the man and his true nature. Obeying the True Guru's teaching and his Command is the only way to release the heart and soul from the grips, and invisible chains of ego. Waheguru: The Gurmantra. It is the word for meditation. It is a pregnant word. It is also used as a synonym of "God." Its meaning, just like Gurbani, continues to renew and expand for the seeker who meditates on it. Literally, it means, "God-Guru, The Spiritual Light, You are beyond description." A Sikh worships only One, formless God, who has no limits, and who is able to transcend His own laws. Nam Japna or Simran: Meditation on God's Name, seeing Waheguru everywhere. Repetition of Gurmantra with breath, as explained during Amrit, the Sikh form of baptism. Breaths taken without the Simran are totally wasted. Just like something most precious is allowed to run out from a leaking container, without making a good use of it. This is why, upon realization of this loss, a Sikh prays to have "a million mouths" (tongues), so that he can make up with what is left so far. This realization is not possible without Sadh Sangat. Wand Chhakna: Feeding the hungry before feeding oneself. Sharing everything with the needy. It seems the Gurus advocated this form of socialism, implemented at the personal level. Dharam Di Kirat: To earn only an honest livelihood. Not accepting gifts that are not earned. Daswandh: Tithing. Giving 10 percent of income to the Guru, or to poor and needy Sikhs. Sangat: A Spiritual alliance. Gursikhs gathered for singing of Kirtan, discussion, and meditation on Gurbani with other Sikhs. Often overlooked: Correct and steady posture with crossed legs when sitting and, undivided attention is also necessary. A parrot-like recital, or listening to prerecorded Kirtan, while doing other things, is of little value. Sat Sangat: Sangat gathered only for God's Voice and Nam. In Sikh Panth, sharing God's Name with others is the highest form of Yoga. This is the purpose of Gurbani. Among the Sikhs, to assure that we are engaged in a sharing of True Naam without someone's ego contaminating it, a meeting is restricted to singing (Kirtan) of Gurbani (From Guru Granth Sahib) or, listening to Katha. The Tenth Master's writings are also considered as Gurbani, though we know that he did not designate his own writings as the Guru. Writings of Bhai Gurdas and Bhai Nand Lal are the only other acceptable pieces, as footnotes, for singing during Sat Sangat. This is because: 1) They were written during the time of the ten Masters, who approved them, and 2) they are written to help us follow Gurbani. They were not written with an intention to replace, be equal to or as an addition to, the Gurbani. Other "Satsangi" people, outside the Panth can do or sing whatever they like, a Sikh does not argue with anyone. Quiet meditation on one word for a prolonged period, generally does not build a Sat Sangat, because, everyone's thoughts are not then harnessed by the music and Gurbani. Sadh Sangat: Spiritual company of a True Saint. For Sikhs, it is Guru Granth Sahib in Sangat, or, Sangat of an enlightened Sikh, a Khalsa Gursikh. Sadh Sangat, with Kirtan, is the best spiritual activity, higher than any form of Yoga. Pangat: Sharing of food while sitting together on floor mats, a traditional practice to remove class differences and to generate humility. To feed and sit with the homeless and the destitute. Sikh Gurus required all visitors, even a king, to sit and eat in a Pangat with the homeless, before seeing the Guru. Seva: Service of the Guru without a desire for any outcome. Service of the Sangat and others without ego. A neutralizer of Seva is to envy others who do Seva or, to want a reward or recognition. Jote and Jugat: The Light (Jote), and the Method (Jugat) for uncovering this Light. These are two aspects of the Guru. Jote resides in Guru Granth Sahib. Jugat cannot be explained. It is the proper inner conduct combined with Rehet. It can be learned only through the company of other True Gursikhs. Meditation without proper Jugat is not very fruitful in uncovering the Jote. Jugat resides in the heart of a Khalsa. It resides in the Guru's Mercy. Real Jugat starts only after Amrit from the Five Gursikhs. It then unfolds in a Gursikh's heart through Simran, Sangat, and Seva. Jugat also comes naturally through the service of a True Saint, which, for a Sikh, is only a Khalsa. Katha: Listening to history and works of the Ten Masters, and spiritual exposition of Guru Shabad. Sanmukh: A Faithful Sikh. A Sikh with firm faith in the Guru finds that the Guru always stays with him to help and guide him. He depends on the Guru's inner guidance for each breath and activity, and does not do anything without the Guru being present. This nurtures a spiritual link between the Sikh and the Guru. Among other things, it also assures clean thoughts and action. A Sanmukh Sikh sees his Guru in everyone. Its opposite is Bemukh. Deg (Dish): It symbolizes food. Food is a representative of God as His Love. A Sikh does not take a bite without thanking God for this and His other Gifts. A state of gratitude toward God, then, expands and accompanies all his other activities. This is an important spiritual practice. It can even lower your cholesterol and blood pressure! Deg is also a reminder that a Sikh is to take care of the hungry. Hoarding food away from the hungry is not in a Sikh's nature. Guru Ka Langar: Guru's Free Kitchen is open to all at a place of worship, without discrimination about a person's religion, race, political views, cast, class, or occupation. Feeding each other's friends at the end of a meeting, as is common in the western Gurudwaras, is not what the Gurus aimed for. It can be called only a form of Pangat. Wherever possible, Guru Ka Langar is open all days of the week, to feed the really needy and the poor. It is based at a Gurudwara. Teg or Kirpan (Sword): It symbolizes Force, or Mahan Kaal (The Great Destroyer). This represents God, as Force, Death, and Mercy. Death, of the personal ego, the evil, and, ultimately, everything that He created. The Sixth and The Tenth Gurus taught the Sikhs to worship God also as the Force, and not be afraid to fight and die for justice. Death during such an act puts one directly in the lap of Force, or Mercy. For a Sikh, this is the preferred form of death, than dying on a bed or in the ICU. This does not mean that a dying Sikh is to go out and pick a fight with someone! A Sikh is prepared to defend Dharma, and protect the persecuted and the saints. He prays that, when he is old, he may die while engaged in a combat with some tyrant. The Tenth Master says: "O Shiva, bless me so that: I may not avoid any pious deeds; I may not be afraid when I fight with a tyrant; I may be always victorious through my faith in you; I may preach only to myself; may my only desire be to utter your praise; and when I am nearing death may I get executed while fighting fiercely." (DG, p.99) Parshad: A Gift out of pure Mercy, not because of any merit in the recipient. It is a synonym of Kirpa (Grace) or, God's Merciful Touch. A sweet dish served after the prayer as the representative of God's Grace, after it is touched with Kirpan (A symbol of God's Mercy) is also called Parshad. Nanak Nam Charrdi Kala (Nanak says, life under Your Name is always advancing and cheerful) Tere Bhanne Sarbatt Da Bhala (Because, whatever You do is, always for the best of everyone): This is the way every Ardas (The Sikh Prayer) is concluded. Sat Siri Akal (Only God is immortal and real): This is the common way of greeting among Sikhs. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh: This is a required greeting between Gursikhs. It represents the Khalsa Panth revealed by The Tenth Master. Its meaning is, "Khalsa is God-Guru's property, and ultimate victory belongs only to Him." Mool Mantra: The first stanza of Guru Granth Sahib. This is the foundation (Mool = root) of Sikh philosophy. Mool Mantra is the first few words uttered by Guru Nanak when he came out of a deep trance, after having disappeared into the river for three days. Bhai Gurdas writes about Guru Nanak: "Guru Nanak engulfed the whole world in a spiritual light causing the thick fog of ignorance to vanish. It is like the sun rising against the stars, or, when a lion roars, all the deer go into hiding. Each house is now a temple of worship. Kirtan and spiritual joy is the rule. Finally, a Gurmukh has emerged during the Iron Age." We all know that a whole book could be written on exposition of Mool Mantra alone, because each statement has several deep implications. The whole Guru Granth Sahib can be very accurately called an expansion of Mool Mantra and Gurmantra. Here is a brief meaning of the Mool Mantra: : Pronounced EkOnkar: The Only One is everything. The letter "O" here, represents everything. Guru Nanak used only a number (1) before it to indicate God, the reality. He did not want to pollute the unity in the reality by adding any man made words. If he did, it would not be a 1 anymore! In The Tenth Body, in the form of Guru Gobind Singh, two hundred years after Japji, Guru Nanak composed the Jaap Sahib, naming several different aspects of this number (1). Only the One is the reality in everything, the visible and the invisible. SattNaam: In reality, He is the Naam. His real Name (Naam) is He Himself. This is the ultimate Truth. A Sikh's destination is His Name. A Sikh has no reason to argue about which other name is correct. He uses the Hindu names of Ram, Gobind, Shiva as well as Muslim Allah and Christian God, etc., interchangeably and without hesitation because all these names are equally provisional. This is why the Sikh Gurus chose "Waheguru" as a closer match to God's name. This leads to another important understanding, that all the religions are also provisional. They all become merely skeletal when the seeker reaches this fact: The only proper Dharma is whatever God himself approves for each individual. Only He can show us how we should worship Him. Books cannot teach it. In the Sikh Panth, Gurbani is the only written word that can communicate true Dharma in the spirit. Karta: He is The Doer. He is the real creator and the real doer of everything, though it may not be so obvious at first. Everything in the world is like a puppet show. God is the puppet master behind everything. As Shri Naranjan Singh Ji used to say, "Even a single leaf cannot quiver in the breeze without His Will." How does God do it? The Surat can see this. This is worship. A Sikh is not to lose sight of the Puppet Master behind all the various forms of puppets. Purakh: He is The Husband. We may imagine God as an energy field or force (which could be harnessed and used by anyone), a light (which can be directed, controlled, or blocked, it has no will of its own), an emotion or a feeling (which presumes someone other than itself experiencing it), or, a space, a ghost, a cloud, a human, an animal, the list can go on and on. None of these represent God. It is important that God is understood as our Master, acting only by His own will which is completely fearless and carefree, and who controls everything. Guru Nanak called Him, Husband, to foster a more accurate image of a Seeker's relationship with Him. Sorry if this offends any females, or the males. If it is any consolation, Guru Nanak has called Him as our Master, Father, Mother, Brother, and Friend also. There is no question that He is also the real Guru. Nirbhau: He has no fear, because He has only Love for everything He created, and because there is nothing that is outside His control. His Will is not influenced by some kind of threat, because He has no rival, or death, to worry about. This is in contrast to theology where people believe in God's battle with a rival who has fallen out of God's command. Nirvaer: He holds no grudge or hostility. We are all equally His Children. He has only love and forgiveness for His Children. All we need is to become receptive, ask Him sincerely, with a sincere desire to be correct. It is us, who do not forgive ourselves. It is not in His nature to view, and to dwell upon our mistakes. Only the ego carries a detailed and a permanent record of everything we ever did. The ego, bound by the law of Karma and Dharamraja, prescribes the rewards and penalties also. He made the ego. Only He has the power to erase it. Akaal: He is beyond time, and space. He made the time. He created the space. He is Eternal. He has no limits. He is above all the law and the restrictions of nature. He can do anything. He sees everything, in the past, the present, and the future, as if it were here and now. Moorat: He is still. He is motionless, He neither is coming from somewhere, nor is he heading somewhere. He is everywhere. The universe in Him is constantly in motion when he is perfectly still. How can this be? Only He can do this. He is above His own laws. That is why we call Him God. He is the creator of all motion, inside the stillness. He just is, always. Ajooni: He is the only one beyond birth and death. He does not have a life cycle. He has no beginning or end. All entities at various godly levels (Brahma etc.) are subject to falling back into the lowest life forms at any moment. Only He holds the key for releasing a Jiva (life) from transmigration. Saibhun: He is Existence. Everything is, because of God. He is self-effulgent and Self-Sufficient. There is no one else out there, and there is no such thing as "outside Him." He is not here (or, everywhere) because of someone or something else. Therefore, He is also in a state of ultimate love, peace, and certitude, which is beyond human imagination. GurParshad: He is in Guru's Mercy (see Parshad above). Such: I could go on and on. I would like to just mention the fist stanza of Japji. Japji starts with the command: "Japa" (Meditate), to meditate on Truth. Next, Guru Nanak gives us the absolute test of Truth: "Truth always was before anything else, it has been here through the ages, it is here now, and it will always be." Everything else, because it does not pass this test, is not the Truth, and not worthy of meditation. Whenever this word, Truth ("Such" in Gurmukhi, with a Gurmukhi u at the end), is seen in Gurbani, the same yardstick is to be used, so that we will understand its meaning in the proper context. When everything visible and thinkable is gone, the Truth will still be the same.
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