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  1. Sitting here at my computer reading the posts above.
  2. ਪਉੜੀ ॥ Pauree: ਜੀਵਦਿਆ ਮਰੁ ਮਾਰਿ ਨ ਪਛੋਤਾਈਐ ॥ While you are alive, conquer death, and you shall have no regrets in the end. ਝੂਠਾ ਇਹੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ਕਿਨਿ ਸਮਝਾਈਐ ॥ This world is false, but only a few understand this. ਸਚਿ ਨ ਧਰੇ ਪਿਆਰੁ ਧੰਧੈ ਧਾਈਐ ॥ People do not enshrine love for the Truth; they chase after worldly affairs instead. ਕਾਲੁ ਬੁਰਾ ਖੈ ਕਾਲੁ ਸਿਰਿ ਦੁਨੀਆਈਐ ॥ The terrible time of death and annihilation hovers over the heads of the world. ਹੁਕਮੀ ਸਿਰਿ ਜੰਦਾਰੁ ਮਾਰੇ ਦਾਈਐ ॥ By the Hukam of the Lord's Command, the Messenger of Death smashes his club over their heads. AND ਸਿਰੀਰਾਗੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ Siree Raag, First Mehl: ਪਹਿਲੈ ਪਹਰੈ ਰੈਣਿ ਕੈ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਬਾਲਕ ਬੁਧਿ ਅਚੇਤੁ ॥ In the first watch of the night, O my merchant friend, your innocent mind has a child-like understanding. ਖੀਰੁ ਪੀਐ ਖੇਲਾਈਐ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਮਾਤ ਪਿਤਾ ਸੁਤ ਹੇਤੁ ॥ You drink milk, and you are fondled so gently, O my merchant friend, the mother and father love their child. ਮਾਤ ਪਿਤਾ ਸੁਤ ਨੇਹੁ ਘਨੇਰਾ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹੁ ਸਬਾਈ ॥ The mother and father love their child so much, but in Maya, all are caught in emotional attachment. ਸੰਜੋਗੀ ਆਇਆ ਕਿਰਤੁ ਕਮਾਇਆ ਕਰਣੀ ਕਾਰ ਕਰਾਈ ॥ By the good fortune of good deeds done in the past, you have come, and now you perform actions to determine your future. ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨੁ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਈ ਬੂਡੀ ਦੂਜੈ ਹੇਤਿ ॥ Without the Lord's Name, liberation is not obtained, and you are drowned in the love of duality. ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਾਣੀ ਪਹਿਲੈ ਪਹਰੈ ਛੂਟਹਿਗਾ ਹਰਿ ਚੇਤਿ ॥੧॥ Says Nanak, in the first watch of the night, O mortal, you shall be saved by remembering the Lord. ||1|| ਦੂਜੈ ਪਹਰੈ ਰੈਣਿ ਕੈ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਭਰਿ ਜੋਬਨਿ ਮੈ ਮਤਿ ॥ In the second watch of the night, O my merchant friend, you are intoxicated with the wine of youth and beauty. ਅਹਿਨਿਸਿ ਕਾਮਿ ਵਿਆਪਿਆ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਅੰਧੁਲੇ ਨਾਮੁ ਨ ਚਿਤਿ ॥ Day and night, you are engrossed in sexual desire, O my merchant friend, and your consciousness is blind to the Naam. ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਘਟ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਹੋਰਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਰਸ ਕਸ ਮੀਠੇ ॥ The Lord's Name is not within your heart, but all sorts of other tastes seem sweet to you. ਗਿਆਨੁ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਗੁਣ ਸੰਜਮੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਜਨਮਿ ਮਰਹੁਗੇ ਝੂਠੇ ॥ You have no wisdom at all, no meditation, no virtue or self-discipline; in falsehood, you are caught in the cycle of birth and death. ਤੀਰਥ ਵਰਤ ਸੁਚਿ ਸੰਜਮੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਰਮੁ ਧਰਮੁ ਨਹੀ ਪੂਜਾ ॥ Pilgrimages, fasts, purification and self-discipline are of no use, nor are rituals, religious ceremonies or empty worship. ਨਾਨਕ ਭਾਇ ਭਗਤਿ ਨਿਸਤਾਰਾ ਦੁਬਿਧਾ ਵਿਆਪੈ ਦੂਜਾ ॥੨॥ O Nanak, emancipation comes only by loving devotional worship; through duality, people are engrossed in duality. ||2|| ਤੀਜੈ ਪਹਰੈ ਰੈਣਿ ਕੈ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਸਰਿ ਹੰਸ ਉਲਥੜੇ ਆਇ ॥ In the third watch of the night, O my merchant friend, the swans, the white hairs, come and land upon the pool of the head. ਜੋਬਨੁ ਘਟੈ ਜਰੂਆ ਜਿਣੈ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਆਵ ਘਟੈ ਦਿਨੁ ਜਾਇ ॥ Youth wears itself out, and old age triumphs, O my merchant friend; as time passes, your days diminish. ਅੰਤਿ ਕਾਲਿ ਪਛੁਤਾਸੀ ਅੰਧੁਲੇ ਜਾ ਜਮਿ ਪਕੜਿ ਚਲਾਇਆ ॥ At the last moment, you repent-you are so blind!-when the Messenger of Death seizes you and carries you away. ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਅਪੁਨਾ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਰਾਖਿਆ ਖਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਭਇਆ ਪਰਾਇਆ ॥ You kept all your things for yourself, but in an instant, they are all lost. ਬੁਧਿ ਵਿਸਰਜੀ ਗਈ ਸਿਆਣਪ ਕਰਿ ਅਵਗਣ ਪਛੁਤਾਇ ॥ Your intellect left you, your wisdom departed, and now you repent for the evil deeds you committed. ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਾਣੀ ਤੀਜੈ ਪਹਰੈ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਚੇਤਹੁ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਇ ॥੩॥ Says Nanak, O mortal, in the third watch of the night, let your consciousness be lovingly focused on God. ||3|| ਚਉਥੈ ਪਹਰੈ ਰੈਣਿ ਕੈ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਬਿਰਧਿ ਭਇਆ ਤਨੁ ਖੀਣੁ ॥ In the fourth watch of the night, O my merchant friend, your body grows old and weak. ਅਖੀ ਅੰਧੁ ਨ ਦੀਸਈ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਕੰਨੀ ਸੁਣੈ ਨ ਵੈਣ ॥ Your eyes go blind, and cannot see, O my merchant friend, and your ears do not hear any words. ਅਖੀ ਅੰਧੁ ਜੀਭ ਰਸੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਰਹੇ ਪਰਾਕਉ ਤਾਣਾ ॥ Your eyes go blind, and your tongue is unable to taste; you live only with the help of others. ਗੁਣ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਿਉ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਵੈ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਆਵਣ ਜਾਣਾ ॥ With no virtue within, how can you find peace? The self-willed manmukh comes and goes in reincarnation. ਖੜੁ ਪਕੀ ਕੁੜਿ ਭਜੈ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਆਇ ਚਲੈ ਕਿਆ ਮਾਣੁ ॥ When the crop of life has matured, it bends, breaks and perishes; why take pride in that which comes and goes? ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਾਣੀ ਚਉਥੈ ਪਹਰੈ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਬਦੁ ਪਛਾਣੁ ॥੪॥ Says Nanak, O mortal, in the fourth watch of the night, the Gurmukh recognizes the Word of the Shabad. ||4|| ਓੜਕੁ ਆਇਆ ਤਿਨ ਸਾਹਿਆ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਜਰੁ ਜਰਵਾਣਾ ਕੰਨਿ ॥ Your breath comes to its end, O my merchant friend, and your shoulders are weighed down by the tyrant of old age. ਇਕ ਰਤੀ ਗੁਣ ਨ ਸਮਾਣਿਆ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਆ ਮਿਤ੍ਰਾ ਅਵਗਣ ਖੜਸਨਿ ਬੰਨਿ ॥ Not one iota of virtue came into you, O my merchant friend; bound and gagged by evil, you are driven along. ਗੁਣ ਸੰਜਮਿ ਜਾਵੈ ਚੋਟ ਨ ਖਾਵੈ ਨਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਜੰਮਣੁ ਮਰਣਾ ॥ One who departs with virtue and self-discipline is not struck down, and is not consigned to the cycle of birth and death. ਕਾਲੁ ਜਾਲੁ ਜਮੁ ਜੋਹਿ ਨ ਸਾਕੈ ਭਾਇ ਭਗਤਿ ਭੈ ਤਰਣਾ ॥ The Messenger of Death and his trap cannot touch him; through loving devotional worship, he crosses over the ocean of fear. ਪਤਿ ਸੇਤੀ ਜਾਵੈ ਸਹਜਿ ਸਮਾਵੈ ਸਗਲੇ ਦੂਖ ਮਿਟਾਵੈ ॥ He departs with honor, and merges in intuitive peace and poise; all his pains depart. ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਾਣੀ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਛੂਟੈ ਸਾਚੇ ਤੇ ਪਤਿ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੫॥੨॥ Says Nanak, when the mortal becomes Gurmukh, he is saved and honored by the True Lord. ||5||2||
  3. Not getting to know the person before you get married is like buying a car without going for a test drive. You won't know how the car feels and drives unless you test it out. In the same way, getting to know someone before you commit to them is important. No one wants to spend their entire life with a partner who they share nothing in common with.
  4. No, I never talk about religion with people unless they ask. I don't like other people forcing their beliefs down my throat, so I won't do the same.
  5. Is the rehitnama for Muslim topis or all hats? When I was younger my mum would make me wear wooly hats and stuff like that.
  6. When you make daals that are turri style (watery) add soya chunks. I get my mum to add them into my cholay, paneer, etc. You can put them into pasta sauces too. Nuts like almonds are brilliant snacks to eat, make sure you chew the nuts up properly and get them as small as you can. If the pieces are too big, they will pass right through your digestive system.
  7. I think they want to "feel" God, without following a certain religion. So just going with the flow and doing their own thing.
  8. I can read and write Gurmukhi well, but I have some trouble with understanding certain paths. Do we have to do our path in the original Punjabi? Wouldn't it be better for people who can't read/understand gurbani to read it in a language they understand. So when they do Japji Sahib, they could read it in English. I mean the whole point of doing path is to understand and take on board the message gurbani gives.
  9. We're told we keep our hair so that we don't change our natural form. Well, you're going bald. It is natural. Perhaps you shouldn't try change it.
  10. It's not really a hat, is it? All it does is cover the eyes, I don't think protecting your eyes from damage is anti-gurmat.
  11. Doesn't saag has protein in it? How about those Quorn products?
  12. How do you eat it? Can you have dehi and karhi (dahl) with it?
  13. Nah Karoon Ab Kee, Nah Karoon Baat Tab Kee. Agar Na Hotey Guru Gobind Singh, To Sunat Hoti Sab Kee. I talk about neither yesterday nor tomorrow; I talk about today. Had Guru Gobind Singh not been there, They would all be under the Islamic way. -Baba Bulleh Shah
  14. Yeah, I think this is true. Some elders in my family didn't know much about Sikhi, but they kept their hair and never cut it.
  15. The aren't many Sikhs in Pakistan anymore. After the partition of India in 1947, Sikhs had to leave their homes for the Indian side as it was too dangerous to stay. India has the largest Sikh population (concentrated in the Punjab region) and this is followed by the UK. I suggest that you change Divali to Bandi Chor, this is the Sikh name for the festival. It falls on the same day as the Hindu festival of Divali, but we celebrate for different reasons. Also, Vaisakhi is the day when the Khalsa was created by the 10th guru, because most Sikhs are Punjabi, Vaisakhi is also the day when the harvest is celebrated and has some cultural celebrations. Guru Nanak instead of Lanka. We also do Nagar Kirtans on festivals. This is when we do parades in towns and give food etc. on the way. The Guru Granth Sahib leads the procession with 5 Sikhs (panj pyare). You might want to mention langar. This was started by the first guru, Guru Nanak. Langar refers to the free meals you can find at a gurdwara. Anyone is welcome and can take part in the langar. Everyone sits together and eats the same food, showing equality and getting rid of your ego. There are no priests, but gurdware will employ people to care of the Guru Granth Sahib and do things such as teaching children about Sikhism and Punjabi. These are called Granthis. Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak, but it evolved with the following 9 human Gurus. The last, current Guru (11th Guru) is the Guru Granth Sahib, this is the Sikh holy book and it is treated with great respect. Good luck with your book.
  16. Credible source? Milk has been drank for years upon years, I don't think people had much trouble. The USA has all these health probelms because of crap diet. Junk food etc. However, homogonised milk may be worse than non-homogenised because the fat particles are made smaller, this might make it harder to absorb vitamins like A and E. I've been drinking 5-10 cups at least for the past 15 years of my life. I've never broken a bone.
  17. Yeah... Don't think being a homosexual is quite the same as being a rapist/murderer/peadophile.
  18. Do you mean no sense? Well, all I meant was that most of us were born into a Sikh family. I just wanted to find out about other people's stories etc. Like today people who convert to Sikhi have a story to tell of how they came into contact with it. It would've been the same back then when our ancestors were around.
  19. Own brown people? Erm... ok. So all brown people have to support Islam? And it isn't racist when you criticise an ideology. Anyway, why should we stay away from it. It involves us just as much as anyother group. Just saying that many mosques and imaams call for Sikh and Hindu girls to be converted. (A Muslim also told me this). They target our girls, why can't we be involved?
  20. Kaam is a natural thing. It is a part of life. You simply don't want it to take over your life. No where does it say to get rid of kaam entirely. Just remember you are the master of your body. Do not let the 5 take over and rule you. Remember, it all starts with your thoughts. Thoughts lead to feelings and feelings lead to actions. Control your thoughts. Simran and meditation can help you to control your mind and thoughts.
  21. If you're watching a lot of porn, then I advise you to limit and try stop. Porn can make it harder for you to find people attractive. When the time comes to get it up for your partner, you might not be able to do it. *Sorry for being so blunt* :blush2: It's like a drug, dopamine is released and it makes you feel good.
  22. http://www.rajkaregakhalsa.net/literature/General%20Sikhism/Akali%20Baba%20Phoola%20Singh.pdf http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=fa6B20l9AeQC&pg=PA43&lpg=PA43&dq=biography+akali+phoola+singh&source=bl&ots=Vt8giS70YK&sig=9D_OaesI5QBax9o_MMWU_5wgwxs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LCnLUZ6nO6OJ0AWd04CgDQ&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=biography%20akali%20phoola%20singh&f=false
  23. Yeah, still has my grandad as the jameen owner, even though he died like 6 years ago. No mention of my dad being the owner.
  24. Seems that way. My family were definately blessed, never had any trouble. I would really like to trace my family back. I'll be checking land records when I go next time. Is there a way of finding out when a house was built? My old ancesteral home is still there, in the middle of the pind. So it must be really old. It's been there for at least 5-6 generations (as far as my dad can remember).
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