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  1. It's called Bakhari bani jaap and is stage 1 of 4. 1.Bakhari Bani (vocal recitation) 2. Madhama Bani (whisper and jaap with every breath) 3. Pasanti Bani (mental internal jaap faster than the breath leading to ajapa japa - mind chants on its own without effort) 4. Para Bani (This is where one begins to hear naam and different sounds of anhad)
  2. FYI I think Amritdhari's carrying kirpans are not allowed into Drayton Manor. They are offered a substitute necklace with mini kakars. I was asked by security if I was carrying a dagger before security screening. http://www.thesecretpsychiatrist.com/single-post/2017/06/02/DISCRIMINATION-AT-DRAYTON-MANOR-AT-CHILDS-BIRTHDAY-PARTY
  3. Excuse me! Think your getting the wrong end of the stick. Take a chill pill bro. Was an innocent post and heads up. I don't want it to happen to anyone else because they were not aware. It is a big embarrassment to come off a ride without your pagg. I'm sure their are loads of dastar wearing Sikhs who have been on it and come off with their paggs still intact.
  4. Lol, very true. was the last one on my to do list. Think I've been traumatised. Game over
  5. Thought I would share some information with fellow dastar wearing brothers and sisters as a word of caution. Over the weekend I visited Drayton Manor theme park (near Birmingham, UK) for the first time. I've been on all rollercoasters and rides wearing my pugg and have never had any issues both here in the UK and Florida. However when I went on Shockwave the stand up rollercoaster at Drayton Manor after the first loop there was a rapid acceleration and the wind factor literally blew my pugg right off. I literally couldn't believe it. It was not as if my turban was not tied tightly or loose in anyway, as I had just come off their G-Force rollercoaster fine. I have to give credit and respect to the staff there as they stopped the ride and one of the senior staff offered to go and see if they could find it, although he was not hopeful he would find it or it would be in a wearable state as he said there was water underneath that portion of the ride . I was so relieved that he managed to find it and returned to me. Afterwards he told me that I'm not the first one who has lost their turban on this ride especially after the first loop. Be warned and take precaution if your going to ride this one. I would be interested to know if any others have had a similar issue on this ride.
  6. I'm sure it will be back up soon. It has gone down for a few weeks before in the past.
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    Please watch and listen to the the first few videos. Rinkuji:
  8. Yesterday I got to go and watch Nanak Shah Fakir at one of the few cinemas still showing it. First of all I was real disappointed that there were only a few people in the theatre and came up with numerous reasons as to why this could be the case. Was it due to boycott, protests, fear of intimidation by groups/individuals or were the majority of Sikhs just against the concept of portraying Guru ji on the big screen? Not to be disturbed by the lack of attendance I watched the movie anxiously amongst all the hype and controversy we had heard and seen. First of all I am no historian nor do I profess have great knowledge of intricate details, names of people, places with whom Guru ji came into contact with yet I do remember some of the basic Saakhis and the morals of the story to be taken away of the incidents that have been told to us from Sri Guru Nanak Dev’s Jis teachings. Over the two hour plus duration of the film the viewer is given what I would call very short tasters of some of the sakhis from Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji’s life. Most of the incidents narrated and shown leave you feeling somewhat short changed, once they move on to the next scene, and that it was not to the depth that one might have heard in 1 – 2 hour kirtan, katha session where only a single story could take that much time to narrate. Did they try too hard to put too much in such a short space of time, cramming too many sakhis leaving out some of the spiritual gyan that should be imparted in the message. Most certainly one clearly realises that the life and teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji cannot be portrayed in only 2 hours and you are left wanting more and for the film to never end. It is very easy to sit here and criticise the film saying they didn’t do this or they did that differently but I do have to commend the makers of the film for what they have made. I have to give credit and due praise for shooting of the movie because it is absolutely captured stunningly given various limitations and something you would expect from Hollywood films. It certainly doesn’t come across as being low budget like some other dharmic movies I have seen. Makes you feel proud that some Sikh with the time and budget was able to put together a film like this. Some of the scenes in the movie leave you feeling so drawn in like being there with Guru ji which hits you in the depths of the chest and the love that built up for the founder of our faith over they years just hurts and wants to bust out with the longing for that magical darshan/vision and sheer presence even though it is only a movie. It is a joyous spiritual / emotional moment that one very infrequently experiences. Making the film from the perspective of Mardana was a great idea and showing an actual body frame at times and giving Guru ji a voice gave the film some depth to Guru ji’s character and feeling which is cannot be gained with static cartoons or artwork like previous dharmic movies. Whilst I felt they tried to keep Guru ji’s dialog to a minimum where possible I would have preferred a lot more even if limited to seeing the back or other body portion. I did however feel that the movie lacked some deep spiritual gyan in terms of bhagti or naam simran. Plenty a time I heard the mentioning of kirat karo and vand kay chakko but never once did I hear naam japo. The movie somewhat depicted an image that Guru ji’s primary teachings were only on these tenants and there was a lack of focus on the preaching on the remembrance of Waheguru somewhat. Yes sure there were mentions of remember the Upar Wala/One Above but that did not come clearly across from his vast teachings. This core teaching I would have wished more emphasis was given upon. Without saying too much about the film and spoiling it for others I would say, not a bad effort at all and I am really pleased I got to see it even if it wasn’t perfect. Then again nothing ever will and can be produced which will come close or complete to the vast spiritual gyan and impression that Guru ji left us with. Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji!
  9. Even if they edit and re-release the film I doubt cinemas here will be willing to show it again. Thanks for ruining it for the rest of us who did want to watch it! http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/04/21/hundreds-evacuated-from-wolverhampton-cinema-after-film-protest/
  10. Make sure you don't pull on you hair especially when you turn up the lar at the back. If you do then after some time it can become very painful. Have you tried without the patka?
  11. Kaam is one of those double edged swords. On one side it is stated : do not ever associate with sexual desire or anger. (SSGS 343) kaam krodhh sang kabahu n behahu However Kaam is also one of the 4 treasures (char padarath) Righteous faith, wealth, sexual , success and salvation (mokh); the Lord bestows these four blessings. Dharam arath ar kaam mokh mukat padaarath naath. One who has such pre-ordained destiny upon his forehead, O Nanak, has all his desires fulfilled. sagal manorath poori-aa naanak likhi-aa maath. (SGGS 927) In the Sadh Sangat, the company of the Holy, I worship and adore the Lord, the infinite treasure. He does not hesitate to bless me with Dharmic faith, wealth, sexual success and liberation. sadhsang aradhna har nidh apar. dharam arth ar kaam mokh dete nahi baar.
  12. Here is tonight's Kirtan simran session. https://soundcloud.com/satwant8/20140912-veer-manpreet-singh Shabads: thaakur jaa simaraa thoon thaahee O Lord Master, wherever I remember You, there I find You. http://www.sikhitothemax.com/page.asp?ShabadID=1854 bahuthae faer peae kirapan ko, ab kishh kirapaa keejai I was wretched; I wandered through so many cycles of reincarnation. Now, Lord, please bless me with Your Grace. http://www.sikhitothemax.com/page.asp?ShabadID=2542
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