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  1. Bhai Saab answers common question of how long it takes to merge into Waheguru and explains the method from Gurbani.
  2. https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/rare-books-on-sikhism-punjab-emerge-in-london-sale/story-It445bHhVoPN2bUC7Qi2dM.html June 24 2020 A London-based rare books dealer on Wednesday launched a collection of rare books, original manuscripts and artwork on India that includes several first editions of work on Sikhs, Sikhism and Punjab dating from early eighteenth century. The 40-item collection from dealer Peter Harrington includes the first translation of the Adi Granth into English and several travel narratives set in the kingdom of Ranjit Singh, and military handbooks dedicated to Sikh customs – hailed in them as ‘the bravest and steadiest of soldiers’. Others offering glimpses of life in India under British rule include a book by Captain Lakshmi, who was appointed by Subhash Chandra Bose as commander of the Rani of Jhansi Regiment in the Indian national Army, and three elusive monographs on the ruling families of Punjab, written or inspired by Lepel H. Griffin, a colourful official in nineteenth century British India. Glen Mitchell, senior book specialist at Europe’s largest anquarian book dealer, said: “We have seen an increased interest in the last 20 years from collectors of works from the Indian sub-continent, and the demand for 19th and early 20th century British accounts of this fascinating period in colonial history continues to attract a core group of collectors based both in the region and diaspora in the UK and beyond.” Topics that remain enduringly collectable include those focused on military exploits, colonial exploration, seminal religious texts, ethnographical, geographical, botanical and zoological accounts, and of course administrative, historical and political works,” he added. Highlights of the collection include an eyewitness account of Ranjit Singh’s kingdom written by Shahamat Ali, the expedition leader’s Indian-born munshi and inscribed by him to the earl of Shaftesbury; The Life of Robert Lord Clive, Baron Plassey by Charles Caraccioli – the first biography of Clive, considered something of a character assassination by his enemies within the East India Company; and I.N.A. Defence. Subject People’s Right to Fight for Freedom – two contemporary publications of the address delivered by J. Bhulabhai Desai in defence of members of the INA on trial for treason. Pom Harrington, owner of Peter Harrington, said: “While we have curated selections on Asia in the past, this is our first dedicated catalogue on works from India”. The wealth of rich illustrations, lithographs, maps and coloured plates really lent themselves to creating an interactive and immersive digital-only catalogue that allows our clients to scroll through details and additional images of these fine works. Source Hindustan times
  3. This video provides a detail answer to your question.
  4. Mind is overpowered by this world and doesn't want to do Simran. Gyani ji explains very practically how to overcome Maya to meet Waheguru.
  5. Amazing answer and Gyan by this Gyani
  6. Here is a rare video of Sant Baba Waryam Singh Ji Ratwara Sahib describing how to do simran and the different stages
  7. Waheguru Breaking: Namdhari Leader Wants to Join Khalsa Panth(DSU News Bureau) 3 June 2015- Namdhari leader Thakur Dalip Singh and his followers arrived at Hassanpur, Punjab to visit Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa and to express his willingness to join Khalsa Panth. Bapu Ji was arrested by police and taken to the hospital for force feeding. Although, Thakur Dalip Singh couldn’t meet with Bapu Ji but he met with Sangarsh committee leaders and expressed unity for the cause. It is important to point out that not all Sikh groups under the Akal Takht have come in support of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa nor have they visited him. Thakur Dalip Singh isn’t the head of the Namdhari community but an estimated 80% of Namdharis follow him. The important points towards unity were the following: 1) Namdhari Leader Thakur Dalip Singh has told his followers to use the word Guru while saying Guru Granth Sahib Ji as before his followers pronounced Aad Sri Granth Sahib. 2) They have agreed to use the Fateh greeting as before it wasn’t always used. 3) Majhbhi Sikhs have been given equal rights as before they ate langar separately and were treated unequally, but now those Majhbhi Sikhs that are Naamdhari will be treated equally according to Thakur Dalip Singh. 4) Thakur Dalip Singh has pledged to support Khalsa Raj and a separate Khalsa State. 5) Thakur Dalip Singh has organized a program in the past where Panthic groups were present. In that program, the theme was for unity of various Sikh groups for a common cause. Also, in that program the Dohara ‘Agia Bhaei Akal Ki’ was read and names of only the ten Sikh Gurus were said which has never happened before among the Naamdharis. Thakur Dalip Singh further pledged to join the Khalsa Panth and to follow it’s Rehats. The historic meeting for unity is being recognized as a turning point to achieve long avoided goals of the Panth. taken from: http://dailysikhupdates.com/breaking-namdhari-leader-wants-to-join-khalsa-panth/
  8. Waheguru When we do ardas 'pratham bhaguti simr ki' at gurdwara we 'matha tak' couple of times. Does anyone know when this tradition started of doing matha tak, was it during the Guru period or after. Also, the panth added more to the ardas in the early 1900s, how did they get everyone to matha tak after the dohra was read 'sab sikhan ko hukam hai gur manu granth'. Also is there any historical granth that tells how the ardas was performed during the Gurus time or after Waheguru
  9. Wahguru I have seen some maps with parts of pakistan,rajastan and haryana in khalistan. Sikhs dont even form 5% of the poplution of those areas how will they just give up land, we cant fight them.
  10. Waheguru Sorry everyone for not being clear what i met was a harsh law against those people who burn Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, like whats been happening recently. I think a petition will certainly bring awerness. My english is not too good. Can someone please write a write up on why we want the punjab government to adapt a much harsher law, so we can spread awerness. waheguru
  11. Waheguru This is a great documentary on nihang singh, it seems to be a old one because all the jathedars look younger.
  12. Waheguru I wanted to know why there isnt a really harsh law against anyone who does beadbi of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in punjab since its a majority sikh state? Can we start a petition to do this. I think we can really make this happen.
  13. Waheguru Can someone please answer some of these questions? 1 if khalistan is created what will happen to all the Gurdwaras that will be left outside of khalistan in india, will they be abandened like the ones in pakistan, because the hindus will kick out all the sikhs because they will say now you have your own country go there. 2 Right now we can do parchar all over india easily, if khalistan is created how will we spread sikhi in india? sikhs living outside of khalistan in india will be hated and the parcher will not go on. 3 right now punjab is 60% sikh. Namdharis radhaswami and other dera also claim to be sikh and they also are part of the 60% so that means sikhs who believe in the ten gurus are way less because namdharis and other groups who claim to be sikh are not sikh. Will they support khalistan. 4 If khalistan is created what would the stand be on missionaries converting people, will they have free range to do so.
  14. Waheguru From: http://dailysikhupdates.com/uk-sikhs-establish-first-ever-parcharak-school-for-sikhs/ Sangat ji, *New Parcharik School – by Basics of Sikhi* Starting from End June 2015-* In our search for parcharaks we found many people saying, “I would do parchar if I knew more about Sikhi”. Since not everyone is able to go to India to learn Sikhi, Basics of Sikhi is setting up a Parcharik School in the UK to train-up people who want to become parchariks. This will be a full-time 6 month course and we are hiring a full-time tutor to teach it. He is a native British Sikh who has spent many years learning in India from some of the best renowned traditional school. The school will be near Birmingham and its likely to be residential, ie students will be living at studying at the school for 6 months at a time. Students from America, Canada and Europe are welcome but majority of teaching will be in English or Punjabi. At the end of the training programme, given progress and ability to teach as well as willingness, there is likely to be a job offer for students to join Basics of Sikhi. Ideal Entry requirements • Amritdhari and Keeping Rehit • Enthusiasm for sikhi parchaar • Have taken opportunities to do parchaar • General life experience • Good familiarity of BoS content • Healthy, able to sit on the floor for long periods of time • Happy to prepare food, clean and maintain house • Charismatic, be able to engage with general public Desirable • To be able to read Gurmukhi • Speak basic Punjabi If you are interested or know anyone who is, please get them to apply with a CV and covering letter to info@everything13.org
  15. Waheguru i wanted to know where i can find the budget each year the sgpc passes. Is it available online also i need to know 1 how many gurdwaras are under there control 2 how many parcharks the sgpc have working for them 3 how many schools are under there control 4 how many religious training schools they have/ how many parcharks they train each year 5. how many people does sgpc employ im trying to find out how much money they take in and what they spend it on. Is this kind of information easily available online for anyone to look through
  16. Waheguru Here is a video that will help you to find God. This video shows from Gurbani how we meet God while we are alive. start it at 5 min 29 seconds How to find God https://youtu.be/J22Q0hkE02Q?t=5m29s This human body has been given to you. This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe. Nothing else will work. Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; vibrate and meditate on the Jewel of the Naam. ||1|| Make every effort to cross over this terrifying world-ocean. You are squandering this life uselessly in the love of Maya. ||1||Pause|| Ang 12
  17. Waheguru Some good news From: DailySikhupdates.com SGPC Says It Encouraged 14,000 Sikh Youth to Come Back to SikhiDaily Sikh Updates 15 May, 2015 at 00:20 During December of 214 The SGPC launched a program called ‘Sikhi Saroop Mera Asli Roop’ in an effort to council Sikh youngsters to keep their kesh and to get them to follow teachings of Sikhi. The SGPC with 100 parcharaks went to various villages and over 1,000 schools across Punjab to identify Sikh youths who’ve cut their hair and to counsel and encourage them to come back to Sikhi. The SGPC’s Dharam Parchar Committee head Jagdev Singh was quoted in a newspaper saying, “We go to schools, identify Sikh students who have cut their hair, separate them for a lecture, and tell them that being Sikh will bring them more respect in society. We also pick two students, one with a turban and another without, and give a spot demo on how wearing a turban increases height and makes them more handsome. Students are also told that this is a way to stay healthy as going to the hairdresser can give them infectious diseases that spread through scissors.” The SGPC says they have received a commitment by 14,000 youth to “never go patit again”. Reportedly, the students will be honored during the celebrations of the 350th day of the founding of Sri Anandpur Sahib Ji. “The first phase of the drive is approaching the end. As many as 14,000 students signed the undertaking to grow their hair and follow the tenets of Sikhism. SGPC may soon start another leg of the drive,” said Balwinder Singh Jaura Singha, secretary of the Dharam Parchar Committee. The education department responded to the efforts of the SGPC, “This hasn’t come to my notice,” said District Education Officer (Secondary Education) Satinderbir Singh. “If SGPC is only asking Sikh students to start following the tenets of their religion, it is just a kind of moral education, but if the preachers are asking students of other religions to start following Sikhism, that is wrong. Ideally, however, such an exercise should not be held in schools. Schools are secular in nature.”
  18. Waheguru Sikhs are probably less then 60% of the punjab population because namdharis, radhaswami and other deras also claim to be sikhs makeing the sikh population seem high.
  19. Waheguru here is a page from wikipedia that is full of misinformation of sikhi and anti sikh statements. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Sikhism
  20. Waheguru came across this fatwa, has alot of misinformation on Sikhi http://en.islamtoday.net/node/1531 What is Sikhism? Sikhs claim to believe in one God without partners. Some people claim that the Sikhs actually believe in Islam. Is this true? Answered bySheikh Ahmad al-Qâdî, research fellow at al-Imam University Sikhism, which developed during the early 16th century in the state of Punjab in North India, is an admixture of Islamic and Hindu elements in addition to other teachings devised by their leaders. Certainly they are not Muslims. From the onset of their religion, they have openly declared their disavowal of Islam. In their prayers, they recite: “I do not follow the religious ways preached by various religions believing in Ram, Mohammed, Puran or Qur'an.” The founder of this sect, Guru Nanak, proclaimed that he had seen Allah and that Allah had commanded him to call people to this new religion. He permitted his followers to drink liquor and eat pork. However, he forbade them beef in deference to the Hindus. When this sect ruled Punjab in the eighteenth century, they severely oppressed and persecuted the Muslims. During the English occupation of India, they were loyal to the British and many of their menfolk were part of the largest British army ever assembled. This army had as one of its primary purposes the suppression of Muslim liberation movements. Regarding their claim that they believe in one God, we would say that this does not mean they are Muslims, until the actually worship Allah alone in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). From: http://en.islamtoday.net/node/1531
  21. Waheguru Maybe we can send 'Guru Ki Fauj' the Nihang Singhs to fight isis
  22. Waheguru Bhai Sahib have you got around to uploading it. If anyone else has the sato wali gali version of the gurbani path darpan please upload it for the benefit for the sangat waheguru
  23. Waheguru This janamsakhi called 'Sakhi Mehl Pehle Ki' written between 1570-1574 by Seehan Upal. Seems to be the oldest biography of Guru Nanak Sahib Ji. Bhai Seehan Upal was a important sikh mentioned many times in early sikh literature and who personally knew the first three Gurus. If anyone has any more information on this janam sakhi please share Sakhi Mehl Pehle Ki By Seehan Upal
  24. Waheguru Life of Sant Baba Maha Harnam Singh Ji. The teacher of Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji Nanaksar Wale. Volume 1 Volume 2 and 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 7 Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10 Volume 11 Volume 12 Volume 13 Has the biographies of some of the Mahapurkhs
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