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Everything posted by TheFancyBanana

  1. Agreed, naam simran (meditation) and good actions is how you get to God. You can be of any faith. But Sikhi is a path which gives you the best guide on how to get there.
  2. Creation is limitless, it is infinite. "Many millions are the fields of creation and galaxies. Many millions are the skies and solar systems. Many millions are divine incarnations. He has unfolded Himself in so many ways. He has expanded His expansion of creation many times. Forever and ever, He is the One expanding creation through the vibration (ik oankaar). Many millions are created in various forms. From God they emanate, and into God they merge once again. His limits are not known to anyone. O Nanak, God exists by Himself." (ang 276) So, we could've been a life form on some other planet. Now we find ourselves on this planet. Dinosaurs are just part of that life cycle. Evolution on Earth. The soul goes through many life forms, maybe some other kind on different planets too. Who is to say we won't? We may evolve higher. Does this change anything? No matter how intelligent or high we think we are, the ultimate aim of this worldly game is to unite with Waheguru again. If you evolve more, great! Humans have always had a sense of a God figure. Many worshipped their surroundings (sun etc.), they may not have had any idea how to reach God, maybe they did. There are many religions that formed in Europe. For example pagan ones, the Roman religion etc. But overall India at the time of the Guru was a place that needed great social change and it is a good place from where Sikhi could spread (Guru Nanak's udhasis). Religion is supposed to help an individual get to God. However, it is up to the person to heed their advice. If I was ill and got medicine from a doctor, but then did not take the medicine, is it the doctors fault that my illness gets worse? Down to your karma. Your karma determines the "cards" you are dealt with in the next life. So, people with good karma will be born with better cards. If this means being born in Europe, then fine. I live in Europe and I believe in God. Also plenty of people are born to poor families in Europe. That is for you to decide. I trust my Guru, I trust my Guru when they say I will feel and experience God when I follow their teachings. I know Guru Nanak was given this mission by God because of the teachings. Take a look at what the Gurus did and said. Try meditating and listening to kirtan once in a while. God has told us. Guru Nanak came with that message. God is within you already. You know where it is, it is up to you to pull back the veil of illusion and unite with Waheguru. To an extent, even those people could get to God. Sikhi says meditation and seva will help you find God. That can be done in whatever religion you want. Maybe those Norse religions originally believed in one God, but the teachings became corrupted.
  3. Yeah, if you're out at sea you can throw the body into the ocean. If you live in a desert, bury the person. Cremation is prefered because it is cultural (in India) and it stops people praying at graveyards to dead bodies. The body is simply an empty vessel. It returns to where it came from.
  4. Think of it like this. Say this life is a game. The ultimate aim is to join with God. Maya (this world) separates us from God. It creates a wall of illusion, much like a bubble in the ocean. That bubble is in the ocean, it is part of it, yet it acts like it is separate because of the bubble. This is just like us. Our hamai (hai=I, mai=me), our ego, sense of "self", gets in the way and stops us from realising waheguru. This whole thought of "my freewill", comes from this sense of separation. Bani says "jo jo desai so so rogi" this means everyone I see is diseased. This disease is haumai. There is no separation from waheguru. Waheguru is everything, Waheguru is you, that light within everything is Waheguru. Waheguru is us. It is not "your" freewill. Everything is maharaj, waheguru makes everything happen. "aad sach, jugaad sach, hai bhi sach". Waheguru is true always. He was true, he is true and he will be true. Waheguru hasn't written for you. He wasn't sitting somewhere writing out plots for everyone's life drama. We are creatures subject to time. God is "akaal". Timeless. God's "time", his watch would say now. God is now. Going back to the vurri kalam. God is writing out now. We have freewill in the sense that right now, I am writing this answer out. We have to use this to focus our actions towards God. Start naam simran, doing good actions. With spiritual growth, you will realise it was never "you" in the first place. Lose the haumai and what is left? Waheguru is all that is left. Waheguru was doing everything anyway. ਤੋਹੀ ਮੋਹੀ ਮੋਹੀ ਤੋਹੀ ਅੰਤਰੁ ਕੈਸਾ ॥ You are me, and I am You-what is the difference between us? ਕਨਕ ਕਟਿਕ ਜਲ ਤਰੰਗ ਜੈਸਾ ॥੧॥ We are like gold and the bracelet, or water and the waves. ||1|| The emotional attachment is don't make that your focus. Don't make your family the only thing that matters in life. Remember Waheguru, which is the ultimate aim. Grisht jeevan is encouraged in Sikhi, to have a family. The Gurus didn't say "go into the forests", no they had families too. The main focus is don't make your life just about your family, remember Waheguru too.
  5. Yup, it will be Bhai Rajoana all over again. We are together now. Once the movement has died down the Singhs will be back in jail. We will probably forget this ever happened. Hopefully I'm wrong.
  6. http://www.centralsikhmuseum.com/gallery/albums/Gurdwaras/other-gurudwars/gurudwara-kachi-gathi-sahib.jpg Is this really the actual fort the Sikhs used? What happened to it?
  7. This Universe is just one of his reflections. Have you ever been in a house of mirrors at the funfair? You stand in the middle of the room and your reflections are everywhere. There are many different types of mirrors that all reflect you in different ways. The reflections are distorted. Some make you look short, some make you look long, others make you look skinny. But there is still only one of you. All those mirrors reflect you but there is only one "real" thing that is causing the reflections. If I went up to one of those mirrors and smashed it, it would get rid of one of your reflections. But you will remain unaffected, me smashing the mirror has not harmed you. In the same way, Waheguru is seperate from creation, but infused within it. We are those mirrors, the universe, galaxies, planets, humans, dogs, etc. are all just those mirrors that are reflecting Wahguru's light. If they are destroyed it won't affect waheguru will it?
  8. in the UK the sun starts setting at like 4:30pm so i should do it then?
  9. When is rehraas allowed to happen? Am I allowed to do it at 8pm? I sometimes get late coming home from school and sports clubs etc and doing homework. When should Rehraas be done? Also should you only eat after doing rehraas?
  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4wd_CTgTSk
  11. "It's not about counting rhetorical devices"...(Jagraj Singh) Debate over. Seriously, what was he going on about? 10 words prove it's God's work? What? The thing that proves Sikhi is the best is how it doesn't need to prove it is the light for the world. It doesn't need to claim that it will save mankind. One just has to read a few angs of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and they will realise this treasure is here for the whole world, "Jagat Guru".
  12. Singh kills it. Muslim kept going on about the 10 words things. Man, nothing stands up to ik oankaar. especially the ending. Everyone can meditate. The only relevant thing is finding God.
  13. Can confirm. Hardly any guys from Punjab know about their faith as not much is done to teach kids. So as VanHelSingh Ji said, he probably feels ashamed by his lack of knowledge. There is cyber sangat (this forum for example) and some online resources you can use. Basics of Sikhi youtube channel is a good place to start.
  14. waheguru. i think i finally understood sargun nirgun.
  15. mokham singh ji, i prefer your argument. i think of it as a game. god set a tamasha (guru nanak called it a play). god watches this game or play folding out. the aim of the game is to reunite with waheguru. in the way is maya, who stops us. maya attempts to break us down and stop us. but god wants us to make it. god protects players who ask him. so like bubbles from the ocean. the bubble wants to merge back. but maya locks the water in a bubble. we have to escape. this is naam simrans job. guru nanak came to break us out (miti dhund jag chanun hoa). so we play. some get influenced by karma. others wont. those who get bad karma and dnt win the game (unite with god) have to replay (reincarnation). the karm from previous lives determines the cards they are dealt with in the next. bad karam is worse cards. but we can all make it out if we get luck or kirpa done on us. "jo to prem khela ka chao". the game of love. we all play, but some lose to maya so they dnt step on the path and gove their ego up to guru sahib. late night thoughts :D. sorry if it makes no sense.
  16. then why create us? whats the point of doing anything. we are supposed to reach god. god sent guru nanak to us. why send guru nanak if god is going to choose who will jap naam and who wont. he wouldnt have to send guru nanak or sikhi because he was deciding who does bhagti. why is there kalyug? or any jugs? surely god wouldnt increase paap for his own enjoyment. bani describes a bond with waheguru as a marriage, we are supposed to fall in love with god. but are we falling in love or really going on a journey to god if he is making us do it. why reincarnate people who dont jap naam? the man who drinks alcohol or works off innocent people, it isnt there fault they are doing those things as god is making them do it. im sorry if my questions annoy you (some people said i shouldnt question. im too nastic apparently).
  17. I'm confused, someone said people have no free will. Do we have free will? Or does God do everything? So do we make a decision to Jap Naam, or does waheguru make certain people jap naam? If wahguru does make everything happen then why do we get good or bad karam? We did not choose to do something, waheguru made us do it. So why are we rewarded or punished for that deed? Or did that guy get it completely wrong?
  18. The very shabad says aarti of waheguru is happening at all times. What use is this aarti going to do? Yet they are doing it infront of idols. It's good that they have respect for Sikhi and SGGS, SGGS is everyone's Guru. But the least they could do is follow maryada. This raagi should know better.
  19. ਤਿਲਕ ਜੰਵੂ ਰਾਖਾ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਤਾ ਕਾ ॥ ਕੀਨੋ ਬਡੋ ਕਲੂ ਮਹਿ ਸਾਕਾ ॥ ਸਾਧਨ ਹੇਤਿ ਇਤੀ ਜਿਨਿ ਕਰੀ ॥ ਸੀਸ ਦੀਆ ਪਰ ਸੀ ਨ ਉਚਰੀ ॥੧੩॥ He protected the janeu and tilak of the Hindus, It was a great event in the modern ages. For the sake of humankind, he sacrificed himself. He laid down his head but not his creed -Bachittar Natak
  20. Yeah I agree. The disabled and elderly should not be denied darshan of SGGS. Anyone who is fit shouldn't sit on the chairs. Maybe sangat or comitee members should tell them to stop sitting on chairs.
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