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Everything posted by JeevanCymro

  1. ^ Veer ji I don't think anyone should be banned froma Gurdwara who are we to stand in the way of someone and their Guru. A Gurdwara shouldnt impose a taksal Mysriada, it should be a-political. Ran by five appointed Panj Pyarre who come from a diverse background (like the original five beloved) We are all in different stages and most of us are battling with Panj Chor to some extent. Its about education, give up on none, help people get closer to Guru ji with Guru's Kirpa. You see monaa turning to Gursikhs every day. If we close the door on them then we are doing more dis service than the people we are trying to oust.
  2. You are here to educate me? About what sweeping generalisations and racism. Thank you I dont want to be educated in your OPINIONS. They are not true because as I said I know some examples of all communities that are good and bad (in whichever way you wish to measure 'intergration'). Oh and if you work int he public sector I hope they found your views and discipline you for your racism because no public funded worker should express such racial profiling as yours.
  3. Its not a question of sides, its not a football match. However should be on the side of the opressed. Palestine deserves a homeland and Israeli Settlements must stop...It would be like indians resettling parts of Punjab. The idea of the state of Israel is a commendable one. But they have to start working with their neighbours and not be a satellite of Brooklyn and Europe.
  4. ^ Wonderfully put veer ji I agree on 99% of what you have beautifully put across.
  5. Have you tried emailing them or calling and offering to sign a waiver?
  6. Please clarify why would Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj give us Singh and Kaur as names and then specify non marriage of same Gotra....I am non punjabi and names in west are based on fathers name (Jones is John;s Son) and others are work based so (smith would be a smithy ie blacksmith) So most Jones wont be related even remotely because they are son of john...there are many Johns - the same with smith. Lets be honest here if you are not marrying anyone thats your sibling, first cousin of parent/uncles/aunties then surely the genetic mutation thing goes out the window? Based on this your great great great grandfather could be the same as your partners great great great grandfather and its still wrong? Really? Surely you should marry the person thats going to have the strongest Sikh jeevan than just ones that appease your family?
  7. I would be hard pushed to remember ever reading something so racist as your rant! Unless you have a working knowladge of a the smaali community or know a lot of them as friends I dont think you can make such a sweeping comments. 'typical' and 'your average' are racist terminology because you are putting guilt on a whole community. My first hand knowladge of the few somalis I have known showed greta humour, hard working and yes very religious in some ways. But as 'british (whatever that means) as the next person. The Pakistani couple worked really long hours and came across as lovely. He was facing eyesight difficulties did you not listen to the inspiring words of the doctor £1,500 only for the gift of eyesight...and you would begrudge anyone that? as a Sikh? Never in my life have I read anything as vile pahji! teh hours of work his wife put in would have paid this off in taxes in no time (as she had to earn over £35,000 per annum to stay here, which probably equate to around 10,000 or more in taxes)! I would be happy to have them as my neighbours - no honoured actually! Rather than a racist.
  8. Surely those who follow the teachings of Sikhi are Sikhs, dont't drink, don't smoke dont cut hair, Wake up at Amrit Veyla. There are those of course who are aspiring hard to get to this point, then there are those who are Cultural Sikhs ie are Sikhs as far as tradition and cultural identities. Sikhism isnt like Christianity in that you just profess faith, it requires commitment and a true desire to be with Guru ji. Sorry if you want to follow other definitions such as SPGC thats up to you, who am I to argue. I think you should measure if you are a Sikh of your Guru though and not if you wrap it around whats convenient for you.
  9. Yes we gave up Chocolate just over a year ago, was mortified...but use carob as a substitute. No caffeine.
  10. Extracts from Wikipedia that should raise alarms (make up your own minds!): Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid and a stimulant drug. Caffeine is found in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves, and fruit of some plants, where it acts as a natural pesticide that paralyzes and kills certain insects feeding on the plants, as well as enhancing the reward memory of pollinators. In humans, caffeine acts as a central nervous system stimulant, temporarily warding off drowsiness and restoring alertness. It is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug, but unlike many other psychoactive substances, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all parts of the world. Caffeine overdose can result in a state of central nervous system over-stimulation called caffeine intoxication (DSM-IV 305.90).[44] This syndrome typically occurs only after ingestion of large amounts of caffeine, well over the amounts found in typical caffeinated beverages and caffeine tablets (e.g., more than 400–500 mg at a time). The symptoms of caffeine intoxication are comparable to the symptoms of overdoses of other stimulants: they may include restlessness, fidgeting, anxiety, excitement, insomnia, flushing of the face, increased urination, gastrointestinal disturbance, muscle twitching, a rambling flow of thought and speech, irritability, irregular or rapid heart beat, and psychomotor agitation.[56] In cases of much larger overdoses, mania, depression, lapses in judgment, disorientation, disinhibition, delusions, hallucinations, or psychosis may occur, and rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue) can be provoked.[57][58] Extreme overdose can result in death.[59][60] The median lethal dose (LD50) given orally is 192 milligrams per kilogram in rats. The LD50 of caffeine in humans is dependent on individual sensitivity, but is estimated to be about 150 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body mass or roughly 80 to 100 cups of coffee for an average adult.[61] Though achieving lethal dose of caffeine would be difficult with regular coffee, it is easier to reach high doses with caffeine pills, and the lethal dose can be lower in individuals whose ability to metabolize caffeine is impaired. Chronic liver disease is one factor that can slow the metabolism of caffeine.[62] There has been a reported death of a man who had liver cirrhosis overdosing on caffeinated mints.[63][64][65] Drugs such as fluvoxamine or levofloxacin can have a similar effect by blocking the liver enzyme responsible for the metabolism of caffeine, thus increasing the central effects and blood concentrations of caffeine five-fold.[58][59][60][66] The exact cause of death in such cases is uncertain, but may result from cardiac arrhythmia leading to cardiac arrest. Treatment of severe caffeine intoxication is generally supportive, providing treatment of the immediate symptoms, but if the patient has very high serum levels of caffeine then peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, or hemofiltration may be required.[56] Addiction and toleranceMain article: Caffeine addiction With repetitive use, physical dependence or addiction may occur. Also, some effects of caffeine, particularly the autonomic effects, decrease over time, a phenomenon known as a tolerance. Tolerance develops quickly to some (but not all) effects of caffeine, especially among heavy coffee and energy drink consumers.[67] Some coffee drinkers develop tolerance to its sleep-disrupting effects, but others apparently do not.[31] WithdrawalWithdrawal symptoms – including headaches, irritability, inability to concentrate, drowsiness, insomnia, and pain in the stomach, upper body, and joints – may appear within 12 to 24 hours after discontinuation of caffeine intake, peak at roughly 48 hours, and usually last from 2 to 9 days.[68] Withdrawal headaches are experienced by 52% of people who stopped consuming caffeine for two days after an average of 235 mg caffeine per day prior to that.[69] In prolonged caffeine users, symptoms such as increased depression and anxiety, nausea, vomiting, physical pains and intense desire for caffeine are also reported. Peer knowledge, support and interaction may aid withdrawal. Caffeine withdrawal is categorized as a mental disorder in the DSM-5 (the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual published by the American Psychiatric Association).[70] Previous versions of the manual included "caffeine intoxication" but not caffeine withdrawal.
  11. Was just reading the Laws governing Dastar in UK, and how they might apply to Singhni in UK that wore Dastar? The main line in contention is: "(2A) A requirement imposed by regulations under this section (whenever made) shall not apply to any follower of the Sikh religion while he is wearing a turban. Any thoughts? An Act to exempt turban-wearing followers of the Sikh religion from the requirement to wear a crash-helmet when riding a motor-cycle. (15th November 1976) BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :- Amendment of Road Traffic Act 1972. 1972c. 20 1. In section 32 of the Road Traffic Act 1972 there shall be inserted after subsection (2) the following new subsection :- "(2A) A requirement imposed by regulations under this section (whenever made) shall not apply to any follower of the Sikh religion while he is wearing a turban." 2. This Act may be cited as the Motor-Cycle Crash-Helmets (Religious Exemption) Act 1976.
  12. Phenji please see you can not be a Muslim and marry a Sikh as this is against your faith, actually mentioned in the Holy Quran. Either you decide your faith is too important and put your feelings towards this guy aside or you decide to follow him TRULY (and this means giving up any claims on being muslim, by which you automatically did when you decided to have a relationship with anyone other than a muslim) into his faith (In theory of course he could convert to your faith, but if he is a Sikh worth his salt he wouldnt trade his desire to be with Akal Purak to be with any one. Bringing up kids up would be difficult with two faith systems in the house would cause confusion, so if you do decide you both are not goingt o follow your faiths then the children would be brought up as secular, which would be the greatest shame. Please think long and hard about this situation because if you dont these problems will resurface later, when culture and extended family come to play a part...and this could be more distructive than you can even imagine in this 'in love' phase of your relationship. In faith you can't pick and chose what we accept when its written in black. I''m sorry and don't mean to cause offence but out of respect for Islam and Sikhi, its important to spell it out. Its not a question of saying 'I'm Sikh' you have to actually live it and want to be back with God.
  13. Its not a Hindu temple. It goes against Guru's Bani to worship these hindu deities. Its fine for Hindus to be hindus, do not have a problem with this but not in front of Maharaj.
  14. JeevanCymro

    Bee's Wax

    Quite a few bees are killed during honey collection, its entirely up to you. I avoid as Ive been vegan for over a decade, but as far as Sikhi is concerned I'm sure its personal choice. I know a lot of Sikhs are big of jootha and if this is a big thing for you please note that honey is practically pollen thats been spat out by bees into honey. (Seems Jootha is very selective from what I have observed)
  15. 'Enough of this womnen's rights crap'? What pind were you dragged from pahji? Sikhi talks about equality. Yes some things like child birth are gender specifuc but otherwise women should have EVERY right a man does, have you not been inspired by the Women of Sikhi or something? The women who put down their tava and went to fight with Guru Gobind Singh Ji because their husbands didnt feel up to the task. Or maybe Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj wasnt loud enough for your ears when he spoke of his high regard for women...who gave birth to all Sikhs. Please have more respect for the Singhnis and dont say 'women's rights crap...because they deserve every right! We talk the talk but seldom walk the walk. More Singhnis should be playing prominent roles in Gurdwara, how many do you see elading congregations, or doing kirtan? Once this equality is reached then yes you can question what you want.
  16. Concentrate on Simran. Naam saves Kundalini doesnt. Follow the true Guru not a Yogi.
  17. He obviously has mental health issues. How he could ever get to a college student with such a narrow pittiful mind is beyond me. I hope is family make him see sense.
  18. I have a car but the commute to work is like 4 miles each way and nothing better than two wheels. I cycled last year but as I work in an office (smart clothes etc) it was not practical. The fresh morning air is also very good. PS you have to have a little danger in life. joke. Thanks for the suggestion Singh bj veer ji.
  19. I commute to work every day on a motorcycle. The Weather being what it is in the UK it can rain for weeks on end. I only started motorcycling in spring again after a few years on four wheels. Any suggestions on how to tackle the rain issue when it comes to the dastar. I know it may be a silly question to some but any (non sarcastic) suggestions would be very helpful.
  20. Try walking down the street with a commando or bowie knife see how long you last in UK or US. You have to be sensible....and besides you can get a perfectly good cutting edge on a regular Taksali kirpan. its not the blade its knowing how to use it. How many people would be ready or aware how to use it in first place.
  21. Put very simplistically it boils down to the rightful heir to Muhammed the Seal of the Muslim Prophets. Sunnis believe that Muhammed chose Abu Bakr (father-in-law of Muhammed) to lead the prayers as he lay on his deathbed, suggesting that their prophet was naming Abu Bakr as the next leader. The Shias' evidence is that Muhammad stood up in front of his companions on the way back from his final Hajj, proclaiming Ali Talib (son-in-law) the spiritual guide and master of all believers.
  22. The problem was....and still is the result of colonialism and the definition of artificial borders set up by European Powers in 19th Century which were drawn through tribal areas. Iraq is one case in point, so is most of Africa and even India as an unified entity. These problems will continue to exist until these countries either forge a new identity (this can and did happen in Italy and Germany (both countries are less than 150 years old) or seperation through internal disputes/ wars/genocide result in new borders...such as in the former Yugoslavia. Either way the planners of the old colonies created by the European powers of the day have caused a massive headache and untold death that lives with us today and will contine into the future. The involvement of US in the picture (the modern colonial power with a twist) only adds to the troubles.
  23. Sadly it has to come down to thinking about the situation. If you live in heavily sikh areas its easy to wear Siri Sahib as it should. The Police in those areas will be fully aware of the laws. Unfortunately in areas outside places like Southall, Birmingham, Leicester, Wolverhampton its probably a safer bet to be on cautious side and cover up. I know its not perfect. But Education takes time. Sadly when you see things like what media broadcast in incident in Akal Takht we have to work overtime to win hearts and minds! Wearing a combat kind of knifeis all well but how will it convey to those around us?
  24. Great dishonour to our Gurus. Those involved should be ashamed of their actions. Also highlights great weakness in Leadership and organisation.
  25. You might get into difficulty with police etc if you are found with a 'combat' knife on a day to day basis?
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