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  1. She was being sly, by implying that our faith specifically and all others are wrong and only hers is right but she wouldn't come and say that directly to your face.She wants to you come to realize that for yourself. It sounds like some passive agressive <banned word filter activated>. She didnt come there to learn something new it sounds like.She made her statement and left it in the open for all around to hear. She's basically saying "I believe this" and your belief doesnt match mine, so what's wrong with your belief. She was there to undermine our faith. You could've responded in some way like : Well if one faith has to be absolutely right then it is ours. Then come up with some examples from her own religion to really throw her off. 1. Christ said on the cross according to the bible that : My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46, KJV) In comparison our 5th Guru read the following shabad when they were giving shaheedi: ਤੇਰਾ ਕੀਆ ਮੀਠਾ ਲਾਗੈ ॥ Your actions seem so sweet to me. ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਾਂਗੈ ॥੨॥੪੨॥੯੩॥ Nanak begs for the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. You could also bring up 10 patshah doing ucharan of mittar pyare nu after fighting nonstop for days and watching their sons and beloved sikhs at chamkaur sahib give shaheedi. Then you could bring up things that makes sikhi so much more complete than christainity. examples 1. No avtar,prophet has sacrificed their whole family like 10th patshah Abraham who is like a patriach figure for christainity, judaism and islam. God asked Abraham to sacrifice his own son for him through akash bani, but at the last moment with knife in hand to his own son's threat he backed out. He couldn't do it. Only 10th patshah was able to send his own sons into battle by giving them permission when they asked. 2. No avtar prophet has given themselves for shaheedi for the sake of saving another religion like 9th patshah/ 3. 200+ years of history where God himself lived in form of human body through every experience common to us today, so we could look back and learn directly from them and their lessons through history. Whereas Jesus lived for 30 years and so the time frame is shorter. You could've went on and on and kept going deeper and deeper into sikhi, if she wouldn't interrupt you at every word or leave first.
  2. This was beautiful. One could imagine how maharaj under a beautiful starry sky, where the wind is blowing gently,there's peace in the air, there's incense and candles and divas, and how maharaj absorbed in prem sung aarti as a tribute to the greatness of parmatma while bhai mardana ji played the rabab. How all those listening must have felt,how some must have awakened from their sleep and some must have felt the presence of parmatma within.
  3. https://www.monroeinstitute.org/article/2666
  4. I agree with you that with the above mentioned points the SGPC is really corrupt hoarding billions of dollars that could easily put Sikhi into the top 3 largest religions, and save our targeted culturally,physically and morally dying youth in punjab and in the diaspora. Just look at what is happening to darbar sahib, our heart. The missionary influence cant be missed. "shortened" rehras sahib path specifically avoiding dasam bani for the most part, or even the SGPC run colleges to train prachariks to spread missionary propaganda, to create divisions in our panth. The list goes on and on. However, I am not really focusing on the corruption of SGPC, but more on Sikh identity conflicts. The points mentioned have to do with identity expectations between amritdahri and sehajdhari sikhs while being mixed with SGPC corruption and exposes hypocrisy. They are relevant to the investigation so I thank you, but can you please provide sources maybe. I tried to find specific reported cases but didnt have any luck. I don't doubt that this stuff happens, it's just that I need solid evidence of these happenings as it is a formal paper.
  5. Okay, I am writing a paper on Sikh identity (finally almost done after 8 months). My research question is: to what extent does the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee's definition of sikh identity affect Sehajdhari and Amritdhari Sikhs? I want to know how you were discriminated against for being sehajdhari sikhs compared to an amritdhari SIkhs. Maybe some incident where you weren't allowed to do something that Amritdhari sikhs could do simply because your sehajdhari, maybe the opposite. For instance, i talked about in my paper how sehajdhari sikhs are not allowed to vote in SGPC elections. I also talked about how some specific students in punjab were denied admission to higher level Sikh only educational institutions because it was discovered that they trimmed their kesh. This raises questions about the truly acceptable identity of a sikh. However, to strengthen my arguments, I wanted to add specific examples of this from sikhs in the diaspora. So please, I came here for this purpose. If you want to read my paper please ask. If your are interested please post your experiences here. You don't need to include your name but please include your country.
  6. Thanks but I changed my topic since then. Thanks, i will try to find some research about this
  7. Heres an update: I know it has been a while , but I have a topic and I am almost done the introduction. It justs maps out what I am going to do for the essay.I know there are spelling errors and random incomplete sentences, I plan on fixing them. But what do you guys think? To what extent does the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee’s definition of Sikh identity affect Sahjdhari, Patit and Amritdhari Sikhs? Introduction This paper examines the question: To what extent does the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee’s definition of Sikh identity affect Sahjdhari, Patit and Amritdhari Sikhs? This paper will focus on how the extent to which Sikhs are categorized based on their devotion to their religion affect their lives. The Sikhs examined in this paper reside in Punjab, India and they will help to answer the question. The question is significant as it reveals conflicts that arise from the interpretation of orthodox Sikhs as superiors to less religious Sikhs. This question also allows investigation into different definitions of Sikh identity besides the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee’s definition. This will provide insight as to why less religious Sikhs are treated as inferior to orthodox Sikhs by the SGPC. Sikhism was the chosen religion of focus as identity in the religion is unique and is valued significantly. The sources of information the paper used are primarily journal publications, books and other online publications to address the research question. The paper will first discuss briefly what the SGPC is and the history and contents of the Sikh Gurdwara Act,1925 to provide the required background information in order to answer the research question. The Sikh Gurdwara Act will define Amritdhari, Sahjdhari, Patit Sikhs and a general Sikh. Then the paper will discuss how these groups of Sikhs except the Amritdhari Sikhs are mistreated by the SGPC and how this relates to the SGPC’s definition of Sikh identity. Afterwards, potential reasons for the unfair treatment between these Sikhs will be discussed and explained with quotes from the holy Sikh scripture Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the Rahat Maryada.
  8. Sggs ji is the path for us to merge back with guru ji while dasam granth sahib is like an elevator which leads to shakti. SGGS is like miri or bhagti while dasam granth sahib is like piri or shakti. Maharaj wants sikhs to have more bhagti than shakti and place bhagti under more importance. Even at darbar sahib , beside sti akal takht sahib with the 2 nishan sahibs; one is slighly taller than the other which represents the miri piri concept. Also dasam granth sahib is slightly shorter than Sggs in terms of aangs which was done on purpuse by maharaj so that Sggs remains slightly higher than dasam granth. Guru sahib wants us to be sant sipahis but the word sant comes before sipahis so that is what we should focus on first. So Dasam granth sahib was not added because it was maharaj ji's hukam and it has a slightly different purpose than SGGS. Dasam granth sahib deserves a lot more respect.
  9. Project sounds great but I do not have any money to donate. I am however working on a raag kirtan playlist. So far the total is around 200ish. I compiled raag kirtan from soundcloud and youtube. Around maybe 100 shabads are puratan raag kirtan. If it would help in any way I could send it to you guys. However I am not sure how much you guys may have already listened to.
  10. I daydream sometimes that I could somehow go to India without anyone knowing and just stay at darbar sahib for a little and go to baoli sahib at goibdwal sahib and attenpt to fulfill maharaj jis bachan. Also I daydream sometimes that I have a secret room in my house where only I know about and can go to without anyone knowing. Thatway I can have privacy as my house is overcrowded with people and I cant do rehras sahib without having to hear my grandmothers phone conversations across the room, or my siblings running all over. Anyways in regards to your post I ask: wont you have some vacation time for every year? You could just save an go to India and spend time at darbar sahib. Also I agree with you about careers .I dont like the idea of spending years to study just to begin doing a job and paying off the debt, but there arent too many paths in western society or in the rest of the world which provide much money without some formal education not to mention how the education can take up a good chunk of your youth years. This is also causing problems with people getting married. People get married at older ages here in the west and most developed countries and have children later. Also I noticed that a lot of the youth of these countries do not want to get married, or cant maintain a marriage and divorce, and in general have negative views about marriage. Also why dont you move somewhere where taxes are less. Maybe a different state in open farmland where there would be less people and like having a cabin in a forest. It would also most likely be cheaper in terms of insurance and other costs. Also make your time useful at work by doing some simran. Sorry for all the random stuff lol.
  11. I guess you could bypass all of this if you or another rehitvan gursikh has their own personal farm with cows, wheat, etc. That was how it was in the old days, so it was not too difficult to maintain bibek budh as a sikh back then, unless you were in a jungle during the times where the head of a sikh was worth a lot money.
  12. I found this picture, I don't know if it is credible or not. In the middle, it is supposed to be Maharaja Ranjit Singh, in the back it is Hari Singh Nalwa, I am not sure about the rest.
  13. No I am sorry. I am not familiar with any Nanaksar mahapurkhs.
  14. I did not hear about baba harbhajan singh ji nanaksar before, can you give a brief jeevan summary
  15. This is not the video you asked about, but something every one here should see if they have not already It took Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji maharaj 20-30sh years to get justice on chandu for shaheedi of Guru Arjun Dev ji. It took Baba banda Singh Bahadur almost around 10 years to get justice on wazir khan and all who tortured sahibjade. I heard the prophecy about china and russia going to india to. I think big stuff is going to happen within next 10-15 years. There has not ever been 2 generations of peace among sikhs. After 1984, my parents generation made it through those times in childhood, while grandparents had to suffer more. That means that our generation of millenial sikhs is going to face something big in the coming near future. if you have not seen or heard about this already Also apparently after 5000 years of kaljug, there is like a mini cycle of satjug. And we are very close to or at the 5000 year mark now. Also take a look at this. It is from sau sakhi which means that this sakhi may have been tampered with, but I personally believe there is truth in this. However, I kind of question the part where it says that maharaj comes again, because maharaj is already here. Maybe this is near the time of Kalki Avtar which is like very far away. Also heres a sakhi about the jand tree which is also from sau sakhi http://answers.sikhnet.com/question/8715/prophecies/ Here this is a post where a user claims to have come in to contact with an untampered sakhi from sau sakhi. This is also interesting. Make sure you read the chat and discussion that follows as a lot of other important things are talked about in this post like the picture pasted below the post
  16. Its there. I have to search through their speeches but I will find it for you
  17. Ok sadhangat ji, I came up with 3 topics that might work with my supervisor 1. Subject- Anthoropology how and why have different perspectives of the twin towers attack changed since sep,11 2001. 2. Subject - REligion/ - How do the views of the ultimate purpose of life vary between the religions of sikhism, christanity, islam , and hinduism 3. Subject- religion How is the path to salvation different in the religions of Sihki, Chrisitanity, Islam and Hinduism and to what extent does it influence the actions of its followers
  18. Okay, I think I am going to ask my supervisor about Topics 1 and 2 proposed there. I dont think 3 is going to create a good reaction, similar to what BhForce was saying. I just realized that these topics are more science based so my supervisor will reject them. I give up for now.
  19. That topic I was b.s. I made it up last minute because I could not really find a topic which would be politically correct, yet meet the requirements of these people. Only real things that inspire me would be Sikhi, however, I did some more research, and I can talk about politics. I am going to ask my teacher about political-religious issues, like environmental sciences issues, or other ideas suggested.
  20. Also SadhSangat ji, since my supervisor won't let me do anything that is not personal or religious I must do it on Sikhi. Also it must apparently be on something that "inspires" me. So what if I did my essay on one of these topics: 1. Comparing Sikhi to modern sciences, and trying to prove how advanced sikhi is in comparison 2. The science of Naam simran or "meditation" and how that leads to healing 3. Why India is not a real democracy. 4. How Mahatama Ghandhi laid the foundation for the Sikh independence movement after the partition of India in 1947
  21. Regarding your advice- I will ask about this with my supervisor if she doesn't mind about this, because at this point, I really don't want this to be a stress and just want a topic to start writing on. However, she explicitly stated that I should return with more research regarding the topic I asked her about with " To what extent does Asian culture play a role in the success of Cartoon American Television between 2005 and 2015". Also when I asked her about changing my topic, she did not seem happy, or enthusiastic. All in all this essay is a useless piece of work which is only worth 1 point out of 45 from the total IB score, but is a mandatory requirement to complete the program and receive the diploma
  22. My supervisor "strongly advises" that I make it more personal with my religion since her specialty is in that kind of stuff. IB would probably agree with your perspective, but there are not many supervisors who specialize in subjects like human sciences etc. The ones which do are booked by the other students. I am stuck with this. I agree with what you are saying and so I don't think I am going to write it on Sant ji. However, as the supervisor insists on religion and personal based essay what would you advise about writing it on why I think Sikhi is the best religion or something along that line?
  23. Some Background Info which could be skipped- Sangat Ji I am in grade 11 and in the IB programme in Ontario, Canada. It is basically a program meant to prepare one for university. An important part of finishing the IB program and getting the special diploma they give is writing this extended essay(EE). It is a 4,000 word essay, and is supposed to be professional like at unversity kind of level. They gave us access to many online databases that maybe some of you in university use like JSTOR, which we are supposed to find research on our topic to use to write it. You also need a supervisor who specializes in your topic or subject who can help you write a good essay. The big problem is, I cannot narrow down to a good topic. I found a conditional supervisor. Basically, they agreed to supervise my essay if I can find more research on a topic and make more personal to me as a Sikh. My current topic which I proposed to this conditional supervisor was basically: How does asian culture influence modern american television? (I kept the question here short and simple but the actual one is just more wordy and detailed).My supervisor is a religion and human sciences or social sciences kind of specialist. The Supervisor asked which tv shows I would look at. I said Avatar the Last Airbender, and the Simpsons as these shows have asian culture influence. However she asked me how does it relate to Sikhi, and how does it relate to me? It does not really, not from what I can think even now and now I am thinking of changing my topic to a more Sikhi or personal based one. I wanted to make a sikhi based one before, but I thought it would be awkard trying to explain to my supervisor and writing an essay on the whole struggle and events of 1984 as that is something sikhi based and personal that I could definitely talk about. However, the problem is that it is difficult to find sources on this. Also, I can't think of an essay question or point to prove or something to show by writing this essay which relates to the subjects the supervisor specialiszes in like religion or human science or social anthropolgy. The problem and questoin I was thinking of writing something about Sant Jarnail singhJji Khalsa Bhindranwale and sikhs in that time. Something to throw in the face of the kind of people who say sant ji is a terrorist or that the movement was violent and was a terrorist movement with Kharku singhs, or Khalistanis speratists etc. and the list goes on. However, i don't how I would put this into some kind of question or something that could e investigated, along the subjects of human sciences religion anthropolgy or social sciences as stated above let alone how awkard it would be trying to explain to the catholic supervisor at my catholic school about the government of India and terrorism. Then I also have to find "reputable" research from these databases and the information and journals that come up when looking for this kind of information is usually written by the real extremists associated with Indian govt, as most of you know. If i go on jstor or academic one file and type operation bluestar these are the kinds of things that show up: From academic one file full link http://go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=T003&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=2&docId=GALE|A6515194&docType=Article&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=&prodId=AONE&contentSet=GALE|A6515194&searchId=R1&userGroupName=tplmain&inPS=true Short para from there- HOLY WAR AGAINST INDIA It is one of the grimmer and more ironic developments of the late twentieth century: religion, which is on the whole a benign force in Western societies, often combines combustibly with nationalism to fuel political murder in the Third World. In India, for example, the teachings of a militant guru are used to justify the atrocities committed by Sikh terrorists in their campaign to dismember the nation and establish "Khalistan" Continued Benti from here I cannot find academic sources that this essay requires me to base my facts on like how the army trained to invade Darbar sahib before sant ji lived on the complex, or how out of the 6000 people who gathered during the week of the attack, only a handfew survived, despite the government claiming otherwise, and etc. and the list goes on as to so many evidences against the government which are somehow magically hidden on these "reputable" sources. I could write a b.s essay on asian culture influence in tv shows like avatar the last airbender to argue that success from tv shows can arise from different cultures and dont neccessarily have to be "white" culture. I was also considering writing an essay in my opinion that Sikhi is the greatest religion and comparing it to other religions and I think it would be easier to find reputable evidence for this. However, I am not sure whether my supervisor would approve of this topic as it is my opinon and is obviously biased as I am a sikh, but I dont think she would have a problem specializing in it as it all about religion. But again, how would I put in a question form or as a thesis, that sikhi is the greatest religion in a "professional manner" as this essay should have. I am sorry, this a longer topic but i am completely lost with this and I am going to India soon and need to get this cleared with my supervisor before I do which is in about 2 weeks after all my final exams coming next week and final assignments from TOK which is basically a philoshophy class in IB. Thanks for your time and patience. Time spent writing this that could have been spent studying for exams: 1h45min btw- I posted this on sikh awareness to try to get more response
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