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  1. VJKK VJKF 5 Chor (Thieves): 1) Kaam - (sexual) desires 2) Krodh - anger 3) Lobh - greed 4) Moh - attachment 5) Ahankaar - ego 5 Gun (Virtues): 1) Santokh - contentment 2) Pyaare - love 3) Sat- truth 4) Nimrata - humility 5) Daya - compassion Just to note, these are not in any order or response to each other e.g Kaam and Santokh aren't opposites to each other etc. Hope this helps Ji. Bhul Chuk Muaaf Karna. Vaheguru Ji.
  2. VJKK VJKF That's amazing Ji! Chardikala - keep on going. When we get a vaccination for almost any illness, we fall ill soon after. The vaccination has dead or inactive strands of the illness that we are trying to keep protected from and so when these are injected into our system, the body produces antibodies and then makes a note of the illness that entered the body and what antibodies are needed to fight it. This is so that if/when a real/active swarm of that illness attack the body, you are able to fight it. Now Gurbani is the most powerful medicine. What you are going through now is the phase of illness after you have been given the vaccination. In time this will pass and you will be much stronger. But that's not all.... See Sikhi is so deep that it's just so beautiful to even start to think about the Khed (play). In your case, you are infected with a lot of kaam (as we all are however you seem to have more kaam than others of the Panj Vikaar from what you have stated and if it makes you feel better - I am too Ji). Gurbani is not only the most powerful medicine but it is the most real and most clever medicine ever. This is because Gurbani will go into your mind, hunt down those vile pollutants (the masses of kaam you're experiencing) and show you the damage they are doing to your soul. Gurbani is literally showing you that the few minutes here or there that we indulge in kaam maybe really nice to our eyes in the moment but in reality it's a poison to our mind because when you see it all being thrown at you at once, it doesn't give you that same satisfaction anymore. Infact, it gives you the complete opposite. This is why Gurbani is the most real medicine ever. But there's more... Now showing you how bad it is is basically just like being ill after the vaccine but then how is it clever? Well, if we look at our body and see that when our immune system comes into contact with these strands of foreign illness they remember them and build a defence mechanism against them so that they can fight them stronger next time. Gurbani takes this slightly further. Gurbani doesn't build up the defence itself... it makes you build the defence. Gurbani does this by showing you how dirty and filthy all that kaam is and makes you think and imbedd into your mind "If I carry on indulging in kaam and carry on the way I am, these horrible thoughts will never ever leave and allow me to experience the bliss and beauty of naam and bani". This means Gurbani not only gives you a taste of your medicine, but it makes you remember that taste so you think twice before you go and make yourself ill again because the medication is really, really horrible. What you are going through now is a process of being woken up from this dream that kaam is really great and being shown that behind that dream world is just a cover up to this really this terrible disease which you are just fueling. My advice to you would be is keep on doing the paath and keep on doing more because that way you will remember what this kaam feels like and it will stop you from wanting to indulge in it again but also to keep doing ardaas and ask for forgiveness from Guru Ji and ask them to help you stop indulging in kaam in the future. Inevitably, Gurbani is the only cure and it works for different people in different ways and for you it's showing you very abruptly. It's all a blessing in disguise so don't be disheartened Ji... keep on going and keep moving towards that beautiful SatGuru! I hope that may have helped somewhat and I also ask for muaafi if I have offended you with anything I said. I'm full of mistakes and I really know nothing but Maharaj Di Kirpa Di Naal anything Guru Sahib Ji has blessed me to write has helped you in some way Ji. Bhul Chuk Muaaf Karna Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  3. VJKK VKKF Personally, I've never seen any bani where Khalsa Raaj is being described as Satjug Ji but that is definitely not to say there isn't any. Khalsa can also do Raaj in Kaljug because Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji did/do Khalsa Raaj in Kaljug too. Maybe what was being said, which is what I believe so take it with a pinch of salt, is that during the time of Satjug there will only be a Khalsa Raaj or (another literal way to look at it is) that wherever there is a mass amount of Khalsa present (like a Nagar Kirtan or within the Gurudwara) for the time that it is pargatt (manifest/present) there is only truth present there. Edit: Sorry, I hadn't read the last few words about Hindu texts. I would say that we need not to worry about other faiths and their ideas of when an what things happen because our Guru is Pooran (perfect and complete) so if in doubt, give the Guru a shout! If we look towards anyone else apart from our Guru we are making big, big mistakes. Today we can look at the Hindu version of jugs and then tomorrow we will end up looking at the Islam version of jugs and when we go there we find that there is only one jug and there is also only one life. This will only cause confusion so it's best to stay with our SatGuru Ji. Just a quick plug for Guest (and Sangat) Ji - Kaljug will end in many, many years from now but our short human lives won't. So the real question we should be asking ourselves is not what happens after Kaljug, but what happens after we've served our time in Kaljug? The answer to that question is that if you have done all your Guru has asked of you then you will return to your Guru and reside in Sachkhand and reach Amarpuri. If you have not, then let this be the moment we start to make changes to make sure we aren't worried about where we are going after our physical "Jug" ends, but to leave with the anticipation to meet our stay with our SatGuru forever. My budhi is limited but hopefully that might help Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  4. VJKK VKKF As I have been taught I've learnt that Kaljug lasts for 428,000 years and that it has just begun as we are only in the 2,018th year of this Jug. After Kaljug, we go back to Satjug and this cycle starts again of the 4 jugs. In Chaubis Avtar within Sahib Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji, Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji explains what happens when Kaljug comes to an end. They go into much detail but in a nutshell, there is mass adharam and there is a huge battle that takes place in which the Nihkalanki Avtaar (the final avtar which is Vaheguru Ji themselves that take on a physical form) comes and destroys all the adharam and ends Kaljug and restarts Satjug. This is not to say that others are wrong and this is purely what I've been taught Ji. I hope this helps somewhat. P.S. - if you would like to read Guru Ji's bani on this yourself I will leave a link to it here for you Ji. https://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Ath_Nihkalanki_Chobisvon_Avtar_Kathan Vaheguru Ji.
  5. VJKK VJKF Penji, I believe there maybe a slight confusion between jugs and khands here. As humans we cannot change what jug we are in because if we had that choice we would all be in Satjug. Additionally, this age we are stuck in of "Kal" is just like any other age... with time it will increase to the point where it hits its peak and then will die and go back into "Ik". And even as nice as Satjug sounds, it also will die and go back into "Ik", just like it did before and now we get to Kaljug. Therefore we cannot have a permanent state of Satjug, but instead a permanent state of Sachkhand. The jug is decided by Guru Ji but the khands, however, are a different kettle of fish. Of course, everything is in our Guru's hands however Guru Ji didn't say "Karamee Appo Appnee Ke Nerhe Ke Ddhoor" for no reason Ji. The reason I say this is because we can choose to indulge in kaam or indulge in bani. We can chose to indulge in ahankaar or choose to indulge in nimrata. We can choose to indulge in the world or choose to indulge in our Guru Ji. Now based upon what we choose we will progress or regress in terms of spiritual development. We are responsible for our own actions and so as we advance in our spiritual development (hopefully we picked all the latter of those 3 options) we get closer to a permanent stage of Sachkhand. The khands are the ones that we can relate to our avastha, not the jugs. Sachkhand is permanent and goes nowhere... it never has gone anywhere because it's where Vaheguru Ji resides Ji. I hope this may clear this up. If I've said anything that may have offended you, Bhul Chuk Kimmah Bakshni Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  6. Singh2017

    Taking amrit

    VJKK VJKF Penji, it's beautiful that you are looking to be blessed with Amrit Ji. As far as your questions are concerned, Maharaj has blessed dass to do sangat of very learned Gursikhs and they have answered many of these questions themselves so Maharaj kirpa daas can help Ji. 1) Your first issue is concerned with a Singh that you have feelings for, if I'm correct in assuming so. You are concerned that even after Amrit you may still have these feelings. It is beautiful to note that this is something you're concerned about because it shows that you really do have love for Guru Ji and you don't want to hurt them but also that you value the importance of Amrit Ji. My advice to this would be the following. It is important to note that the day you give to your Guru you are now dead to the world in the sense that you are only bound to 2 things; Guru Granth Sahib Ji (and of course all Gurus and their banis) and Guru Khalsa Panth Ji. This means that, yes, you may want to have feelings for someone else but the point of Amrit is you give away your Manmaat (ones actions and thoughts according to what they believe) and take on Gurmaat (one actions and thoughts according to what their Guru tells them to say and do). In a more practical sense, this means you may want to pursue this Singh however Guru Sahib has already chosen your partner who may not be the person you are trying to pursue (or it might be) and this would not be performing Gurmaat Ji. The Guru Khalsa Panth Ji will also help incredibly in finding you a life partner as the best place to look for a partner would be in SaadhSangat as Guru Sahib states in bani that this is where Waheguru Ji resides. This does not mean this is the only place to look for a partner but it is highly recommended to ask help from the Saadhsangat (Guru Khalsa Panth Ji) when looking to get married. The best thing to do is understand from that day onwards all your thoughts and actions should be performed with the aim to please our Guru and so to follow hukam we must understand that our Guru knows best and that we know nothing Ji. I hope that makes sense and didn't offend you Penji. 2) An Amritdhari should be reading 5 Banis in the morning, 1 in the evening and 1 before sleeping Ji. This is the minimum they should be reading unless Panj Pyare have given any other orders, which are then to be followed instead. Many people will give you their takes on which banis are compulsory and are not however in the time of conflict with the mind if you seek Sangat to help you clear this problem, you will see that most Sangat's advise would be 5 Banis in the morning, 1 in the evening and 1 before bed however for all Sikhs the minimum we should be doing is Japji Sahib in the morning, Rehraas Sahib in the evening and Kirtan Sohila before sleeping Ji. This is due to the fact these are the first three Banis in Guru Granth Sahib Ji and these are the basic, basic roots for all Sikhs to do. People may say that this is not correct etc. but if we look at ithaas, Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj compiled Adi Granth Sahib Ji and themselves would have ordered the first 3 Banis in this way and our Gurus never did anything for no reason and so, as far as I've been taught, Sikhs should be doing a minimum of those 3 however Amritdharis should be doing 7. The Rehat will be given to you by your Panj Pyare Ji (who are Guru Gobind Singh Ji's full form) and so they will most likely tell you that your banis should be 5-1-1 or anything specifically tailored to you as well (however you have also asked about speaking to Panj Pyare in English so I will try to explain that to you when addressing that question) 3) Most likely, yes. If you are being blessed with Amrit in the UK, many Panj Pyare will be carrying out Ghristi Jeevan (living the life of a householder as a Sikh) in the UK and so therefore they will know a good amount of English as well. It is good to get your Panj Pyare's numbers or emails as well because you have any questions or queries after you can contact them. Also try and get them to tell you the hukamnamas you get on the day as well as those are your messages directly from Waheguru Ji on that day and so you always know what to do if in doubt or trouble whilst walking this path of an Amritdhari. If you don't know Gurmukhi, it's not a deal-breaker. Bhai Jagraj Phaji did not know Gurmukhi properly either and was not able to read Gurmukhi when being blessed with Amrit so the Panj Pyare said that his rehat until he was able to learn Gurmukhi and read his nitnem was to do just 1 of simran in the morning and evening and just listen to his nitnem instead. Your Amrit is not based on your ability to read or speak Punjabi/Gurmukhi. Your Amrit is based on what's is was based on in 1699 - do you truly want to give your head to Guru Gobind Singh Ji or not? Many of us listen to katha in English and just about all of us speak English on this forum - just because it isn't in Punjabi does that mean that it's worth a lot less and we learn nothing? The most important thing to note is that all of the things said in this forum are good to note and keep in mind but the ultimate answers will be given by Panj Pyare on the day of the Amrit Sanchar. The Panj Pyare on that day are Waheguru Ji for you. They will tell you everything you need to know and do and their word is the final word. Whatever they say as an answer to your your questions is the final say, no matter what. This is because they are Guru Gobind Singh Ji's full form and Guru Sahib is God themselves - there is no difference. So please bear in mind these are all just suggestions and us "trying" to help however whatever your Panj Pyare say will be the final answer to those questions. 4) I believe this a question for the Bibis to answer in full Ji. There are many pages related to these kinds of questions however again, your Panj Pyare will be the ones to ask this question to directly and will clear all doubts. However you must remember this is a practical way of life as well so there are things you can do to get through these periods of time as well, and during that time of the month that is probably a good solution to that concern Ji. I hope this has helped and has not offended anyone Ji. Maaf karna for the millions of mistakes I've made whilst writing Ji. Hopefully this video should be able to clear up any other questions you may have. Vaheguru Ji.
  7. VJKK VJKF Saadhsangat Ji, Maharaj Di Beant Kirpa naal daas has been able to start to grow his hair. Of course, I am only in the primary stages of growing my hair and a dumalla, keski, jourda etc will not fit my head Ji. I was thinking to just wear a durag until my hair grows long enough so I can tie something a bit more formal, come the latter stages of my hair growth. What are the sangat's views Ji? Shall I wear something else instead? This question is not only for me but for those Singhs/Bibis (not so much the Bibis as they generally tend have longer hair anyway) who are starting to keep their kes and need to find a way to keep their hair covered until they can tie some type of dastaar Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  8. VJKK VJKF You can still follow rehat word for word and if you do that then it's very close to living an Amritdhari life. If you follow/read rehat you'll see the first rehat stated under "The definition of a Sikh" says as the last point that you should be baptised by the tenth Guru. When you are baptised you are part of the Khalsa but the thing is the Khalsa is Sikhi. There is no difference between the Khalsa and Sikhi. Sikhi is the religion but Khalsa is the way of life that a Sikh leads and so you can't have one without the other. It doesn't really make any sense to have one without the other, and if we don't lead the way of life that a Khalsa leads through rehat then how can we call ourselves Sikh? For some reason, we've totally got the two completely separate when infact they are the same thing. As a follower of the Sikh religion, one follows the Khalsa way of life. They are not different in anyway. We sell Sikh short nowadays. Yes, Amrit is so important but being a Sikh (true Sikh) is no less of a blessing and to reep the full fruit of being a Sikh, Amrit is how to start your journey of Sikhi. They go hand-in-hand. In Se Kineya, Baba Harnam Singh Ji goes infront of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and asks them "Who's ardaas do you listen to, an Amritdhari Sikh's or a Rehatvaan Sikh's?" and Guru Gobind Singh Ji did darshan to them and said that I listen to both ardaas because they follow the rehat and live their lives according to the way of Gurmat and not Manmat. That is what rehat is: Gurmat. But if we don't follow rehat then it's hard to really have our ardaas considered. Using this, we can conclude that following rehat (way of a Khalsa) alone is as powerful as the Amrit given to us (living as a Sikh). Panj Payre will never, ever tell you not to follow rehat after you receive Amrit because they are both as important as each other and in this same way you can only call yourself a Sikh when you follow the way of a Khalsa. What Amrit does, and why it separates one from the standard Rehatvaan Sikh, is that there is no doubt that you will be given mukti (given you follow the rest of rehat) but as just a Rehatvaan Sikh there is never the guarantee, it's a 50/50 chance. Sometimes this is hard to accept or understand but from what I have understood, this is what I believe the answer to be Ji. To be defined as something we must meet the criteria of that "something" and if we don't then we can't truly say we belong to the group we are trying to define ourselves by. If I say I am a businessman but don't own a business, can I say I am a businessman? If I say I am a brother but I don't have any siblings, can I say I am a brother? In the same way, if I have no given my head to my Guru and received Amrit and follow the way of. Khalsa, can I say I'm a Sikh of the Guru? I'm not saying anyone is better than anyone else, all I'm saying is without amrit, we can't be initiated into the Khalsa, which is what a Sikh way of living is and if we aren't part of the Khalsa and that way of living then we can't be defined as a Sikh, as per what our religion says a Sikh is, not me Ji. Yes, obviously if someone asked us what religion we are then we would say Sikh because we were born into Sikhi. But if they followed that up by asking us how closely do we follow our religion then only really Khalsa and full Rehat Sikhs could say they do and therefore by definition they would be the full embodiment of what a Sikh is. In addition, many would query that if the rehat says that you must be baptised by the tenth Guru to be called a Sikh, why can you still be defined as a Sikh if you haven't been given Amrit by Guru Gobind Singh Ji but you follow total rehat? This is because Sikhi is in pure definition, the path of the learner. Sikhi - notice I don't take the "i" off because Sikhi and a Sikh aren't the same thing - is the religion but Sikh is the one who follows all the teachings of the religion. Amrit is the first step of a Sikh. BUT, you must crawl before you run and the crawling stage is what a Sikh or someone who has just started walking the path of Sikhi does before Amrit. After Amrit, you run forever and ever. No-one gets their GCSES straight away. Before then, they are still learning and practising, like you do at school from Year 7-11 before you get your GCSES. So you must learn first and whilst you are learning, you are a learner (a Sikh). Yes, Amrit is so important but the work before is important as well. Nowadays, we sell Amrit so short even though it is Amolak (priceless). Bhai Sahib Bhai Randhir Singh Ji would make people sit through 48 hour long Akhand Paaths before allowing them to be given Amrit. If you walked into a lecture theatre to find there is no-one teaching then how will you learn? You must learn with the aim to qualify. Sikhi is a school where you learn but you don't get your GCSES (GCSES) until you've done the revision from Year 7-11 first (learning the way of a Khalsa). The revision (learning the way of a Khalsa/Sikh) is what makes you gain the GCSES (Amrit) and you can't gain GCSES (Amrit) without revision (learning the way of a Khalsa/Sikh) and without revision (learning the way of a Khalsa/Sikh) you can't gain any GCSES (Amrit). This is why, in the purest definition, the school of Sikhi makes you learn about the way of a Khalsa through what their way of life and daily discipline is and what it means to be a Khalsa/a Sikh. When you learn, Amrit is what makes you become that Khalsa and just apply that knowledge you've learnt before (Year 7-11) to your own life so you become the Khalsa (attain your GCSES). That's why Amrit is as important as Rehat. A Sikh is a learner but a Khalsa is someone who applies that to their daily life by oath to their Guru. Mukti, spiritual progress etc are all a different topic. Idiots like me cannot truly talk about Amrit and Sikhi. However I would definitely recommend you check out this thread as it is answered much better than my answer. http://sikhsangat.com/index.php?/topic/44423-question-on-sikh-khalsa/. Sorry about the different font sizes; I was writing in my phone notes and transferring them to here and added bits and pieces whilst on the website as well. I have made so, so many mistakes writing and so please forgive me. Maaf Karna Saadhsangat Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  9. VJKK VJKK Satbachan Ji. I'll be on the gajar juice from now Ji ??. Vaheguru Ji.
  10. VJKK VJKF You know Veer Ji, only today did I figure out who was in your display picture Ji ??. Vaheguru Ji.
  11. VJKK VJKF Gayatri Ji, you mentioned you are not Sikh. What brings such a heavy Sikh influence in your writing and how have you managed to seek help on a Sikh forum, if I may ask Ji? Not that there's anything wrong with that... I'm just interested to know Ji. You may you chose not to answer if you so wish. Maaf karna Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  12. VJKK VJKF Khalsa Ji, as far as I am aware they were not against or for Khalistan. Unfortunately for you Ji, there is only one video and that says they are are neither for or against so that may confuse you more somewhat. They wanted equal rights for the Sikhs, oppression against the Sikhs to be stopped in India and for the Anandpur Resolution to be carried out whereby the Sikhs would be recognised as a different religion to the Hindus as per the Indian Constitution. I don't think Khalistan was their main aim as far as priorities lay with Sant Ji. I am not too clued up on 1984 however daas has been trying to read up on some modern ithaas lately and one of the things that there has been much speculation over is whether or not Sant Ji said the following, "I don't need to campaign about Khalistan. When the Indian Government attack Harimandir Sahib, the foundations for Khalistan will already be laid by itself". I myself have found no sources that coincide with the alledged statement however if anyone can shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated Ji. Maaf karna for any mistakes I've made Ji. Vaheguru Ji.
  13. VJKK VJKF Sangat Ji, I've been reading some ithaas (modern) and you can't read about modern ithaas without coming across 1984. I started watching a few videos and one thing led to another and I came across this one video which I can say blew my mind, at the very least. A bit of backstory to this video before I add the part which I found the most staggering Ji. A swami/yogi meets Sant Ji and all the sangat with Sant Ji and they talk for a bit and then the swami/yogi decided to take his leave about 5 minutes later. Please bear in mind the video quality isn't great (audio) so not everything that happens in this video is crystal clear Ji. However, after everyone gets up something is said/agreed between the swami and Sant Ji and a fortune telling yogi sits in front of Sant Ji and tried to tell his future and things that have happened in his past. She says at the age of 8, Sant Ji had an experience in his life that led him to be the leader he is today and when this was translated to Sant Ji in Punjabi, they shook their head and said that it was not true. Of course, bad move. Anyway, Sant Ji laughs off a few attempts of hers and then themselves do a bachan and said "Tell her, that before the age of 13 years old she wasn't doing the fortune telling that she is today". When this was translated to the yogi in English the yogi smiled and agreed and Sant Ji laughed and went onto explain how Ridhi-Sidhi are against gurmat and how her trying to do this is not the way of Sikhi and backs this up with a line from bani by Kabeer Ji, which unfortunately I could not hear properly. This absolutely blew my mind. I had to pinch myself a few times to truly believe what I had just seen. The way it happened and just seeing Sant Ji in chardikala giving the yogis just a taste of the power of bhagti was truly out of this world and my heart is still pounding from this. I'll leave the video link so you can all watch the video and also see it for yourselves Ji. Sant Ji's Bachan is said at 37:48 minutes into the video Ji. I do have one benti, Sangat Ji. Please if someone can translate Sant Ji's exact words of their Bachan as they say it in Punjabi it would be greatly, greatly appreciated Ji. I myself understand Punjabi but due to the audio quality I was unable to totally make out what their exact words were Ji. Maaf Karna for anything I may have said Ji. Here is the video of one of the greatest Sikhs of our panth there has ever been Ji. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3j9cVmx8FkI Vaheguru Ji.
  14. VJKK VJKF VeerJi, where did you get these figures from Ji? Which gursikhs have said this? Not that they're wrong Ji, just asking. Vaheguru Ji.
  15. VJKK VJKF VeerJi, what is AP? Is it Akaal Purakh? I ask because, if so, then how can Akaal Purakh be Maya to some? Would you say that practicing astral projection has strengthened your Sikhi Ji? Vaheguru Ji.
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