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  1. Gurfateh Jee Does anyone have any experience of ordering from any online book stores based in India. Just wanted to know if they are reliable and if the books will actually be shipped out or is it risky? Any recommendations?
  2. It's not compulsory for women to wear a dastar. Majority of bibiyan from all sampradai be it taksaal, nihang, nanaksar etc generally just wear a chunni or keski. Whilst bibiyan wearing dastar have been around all the time and it's amazing dont let it be a make or break reason for not taking Amrit. Keeping the kesh tied and covered is important and the chunni police will enforce that by giving you evils at the Gurdwara. Some panj Piyare encourage for wearing a dastar , not come across any making it compulsory. One can look the part but inside they aren't living up to it. Bani and Bana should go hand in hand.
  3. Just what I was thinking too ਸਰਬ ਧਰਮ ਮਹਿ ਸ੍ਰੇਸਟ ਧਰਮੁ ॥ Sarab Dhharam Mehi Sraesatt Dhharam Of all religions, the best religion ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਿ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਕਰਮੁ ॥ Har Ko Naam Jap Niramal Karam || Is to chant the Name of the Lord and maintain pure conduct.
  4. I did think that too because its rare for Sikhs to use the word Sikhism. In the west it's often used by non Sikhs or in textbooks or as you mentioned coined by the colonial Christian's. To quote something I read "It was long ago during the British Raj that some english writers tagged -ism to Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Judaism and Budhism referring to them as inferior religions to their own. You certainly do not see it tagged to Christianity, Islam, or the Jewish religions" to answer the original poster ...of course all religions are closely related, in the sense they all to varying extents connecting the individual to the Creator. yes Gurbani mentions all those things and uses many terms which are common to the languages used in that part of the word. But theres no doubt Guruji exposes many practices of the other religions which dont align to Gurmat.
  5. The kakkars are our angs, a Sikh is never without them. Some quotes below but I did read one some time ago, it was something along the lines of: Bina shashter kesang na devo deedaray... anyone know where it may be from, possibly an old rehitnama. Kachh Kirpan Kabhu n teeaagey.Sanmukh larey n ran te bhaagey.Shastr Heen n kabhu hoee.Rehat vant Khalsa he soee.(rehatnama Bhai Desa Singh ji) ਸ਼ਸਤਰ ਹੀਨ ਕਬਹੂ ਨਹਿ ਹੋਈ, ਰਿਹਤਵੰਤ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਸੋਈ ॥Those who never depart his/her arms, they are the Khalsa with excellent rehats rehatnama Bhai Desa Singh ji ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਣ ਪਾਣ ਧਾਰੀਯੰ ॥ ਕਰੋਰ ਪਾਪ ਟਾਰੀਯੰ ॥ "The mark of a Khalsa is one who holds a Kirpan in hand, by the wearing of which millions of sins are abolished." Sri Dasam Granth
  6. Give him a break bro , he's going thru a tough time and your still on his case about that
  7. Not entirely correct brother. Theres punjabi who haves got the taste of Sikhi so it's down to the individual and Gurus blessings. To say that Sikhi can only be understood in punjabi isnt correct and theres a benefit to not have the punjabi culture influence in some cases. Obviously theres a strong connection to that region and that will always be the case due to it ithaas. Yes Gurmukhi needs to be learnt and gurbani pronounced correctly to understand the message and also benefit from the kirtan and shabad vibrations. But Naam that resides in us is universal and is not restricting. Vaheguru is accessible to all. The Gurus light and love blessed all souls regardless of east , western, rich, poor, animals etc
  8. Thanks Bro for the encouragement. During the month of Maagh many saints encourage us to do simran, read gurbani, and lots of seva. Whilst they encourage this all year around during this Maaghi they would traditionally hold a month long Samagam of kirtan darbars or Akhand paths. ਮਾਘਿ ਮਜਨੁ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਾਧੂਆ ਧੂੜੀ ਕਰਿ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ॥ Maagh Majan Sang Saadhhooaa Dhhoorree Kar Eisanaan || In the month of Maagh, let your cleansing bath be the dust of the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇ ਸੁਣਿ ਸਭਨਾ ਨੋ ਕਰਿ ਦਾਨੁ ॥ Har Kaa Naam Dhhiaae Sun Sabhanaa No Kar Dhaan || Meditate and listen to the Name of the Lord, and give it to everyone. ਜਨਮ ਕਰਮ ਮਲੁ ਉਤਰੈ ਮਨ ਤੇ ਜਾਇ ਗੁਮਾਨੁ ॥ Janam Karam Mal Outharai Man Thae Jaae Gumaan || In this way, the filth of lifetimes of karma shall be removed, and egotistical pride shall vanish from your mind. ਕਾਮਿ ਕਰੋਧਿ ਨ ਮੋਹੀਐ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਲੋਭੁ ਸੁਆਨੁ ॥ Kaam Karodhh N Moheeai Binasai Lobh Suaan || Sexual desire and anger shall not seduce you, and the dog of greed shall depart. ਸਚੈ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਚਲਦਿਆ ਉਸਤਤਿ ਕਰੇ ਜਹਾਨੁ ॥ Sachai Maarag Chaladhiaa Ousathath Karae Jehaan || Those who walk on the Path of Truth shall be praised throughout the world. ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਸਗਲ ਪੁੰਨ ਜੀਅ ਦਇਆ ਪਰਵਾਨੁ ॥ Athasath Theerathh Sagal Punn Jeea Dhaeiaa Paravaan || Be kind to all beings-this is more meritorious than bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage and the giving of charity. ਜਿਸਨੋ ਦੇਵੈ ਦਇਆ ਕਰਿ ਸੋਈ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਸੁਜਾਨੁ ॥ Jis No Dhaevai Dhaeiaa Kar Soee Purakh Sujaan || That person, upon whom the Lord bestows His Mercy, is a wise person. ਜਿਨਾ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਆਪਣਾ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਨ ਕੁਰਬਾਨੁ ॥ Jinaa Miliaa Prabh Aapanaa Naanak Thin Kurabaan || Nanak is a sacrifice to those who have merged with God. ਮਾਘਿ ਸੁਚੇ ਸੇ ਕਾਂਢੀਅਹਿ ਜਿਨ ਪੂਰਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਮਿਹਰਵਾਨੁ ॥੧੨॥ Maagh Suchae Sae Kaandteeahi Jin Pooraa Gur Miharavaan ||12|| In Maagh, they alone are known as true, unto whom the Perfect Guru is Merciful. ||12
  9. I'd suggest agan bhet both the photos and gurbani out of adab and sarkar. Respect and Sharda is something you can develop within and bring yourself to not bin them. Dont feel like your saving the environment by recycling a few photos I'm all for the recycling of things day to day but also dont fall for the whole if you burn something you dont care for the environment. The west while plundering the world for so many years now sell us the great sustainability thing to fool us. All the world pollution was initiated by the west until it got so bad they are now trying to paint the whole 'caring for the earth'. But instead they make us believe that recycling the milk bottle means we are being sustainable while they continue to pollute at an unimaginable rate without and concern for the earth. But back to the topic, your Saas is right on this one.
  10. I checked out the website, (not to try) but see what it says. It's just launched as a new business but states it helps 1000s get matched. Why not be honest and say it's a start up and what they are doing to grow. You may find that you pay a subscription and theres not many ppl registered. However its wishful thinking for businesses to be credible, they just want one thing $£€. Side note, be careful about sending copies of your identification and uploading details. Where are these details stored? UK, india? Are they secure? Data protection? I suppose one doesn't have a choice, you got to be verified. That's just my two cents, but iv no experience using any of these type of sites and nothing personal against this one. Maybe via family/friends is still a better way?
  11. Sorry bro, if your looking for pure Gursikhi and kamayie wale then a forum isn't the place, Gurbani tells us we have to find sangat of saints. But I hear you, this is all we got for now I suppose. Sant Waryam Singh ji, pooran Brahmgyani, there katha are a vital source for spiritual seekers. As soon as I read the title it reminded me of their katha so was a nice to see you mentioned them too We are tested all the time, that ultimate test is possibly a long way off for most of us. I know that spiritual gursikhs say that we should pray to Maharaj not to test us as we are not worthy of parak and unable to pass it unless he himself blesses us with Gian. For point 1, I beleive the tests are in inevitable, it is part and parcel of sikhi, ie Dharam is a way of life, we constantly have to apply Sikhi implementing the Gurus teachings in each action, truthful living. Whether the tests are as hard, only Guruji knows, we cant assume we are off the hook as it's the nature of the mind to then be complacent. The more spiritual a person perhaps the test is harder, ie we would not have the same test that Baba Nand Singh ji Maharaj had. The Guru is all knowing and lovingly guides us. This link is of Bhai Lehnas journey and numerous tests. It's always really inspiring to read and shows how pure and nirmal they were. http://www.discoversikhism.com/sikh_gurus/bhai_lehnas_tests.html First we need to clean our mind, all this distraction and constant thoughts so this is only done by actually doing simran regularly , read / learn gurbani, have a consistent nitnem, regular sehaj paath, do seva and whilst doing all this be aware and in control of the vices and of our ego. That way if as in point 2, if one hears the sakhi, chit naal with sharda and nimrita then it would enable us to connect to Maharaj. But theres alot of work to do. We have too many distraction, it is really difficult. The Gursikhs - true saints show and help us on the way.
  12. Yeah, this is the the pahar in terms of timing. But in terms of day and night: Day = the four pahars that fall between 6am and 6pm. I heard a katha about this too I'll see if I can find it.
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    I think Gurdwaras should be open, and seva of Maharaj and the sangat should continue. Sangat should be able to do darshan whether it is the end of the world, aliens invading (if you get my point), war, pandemics or anything else until the last man standing. We don't abandon our Guru, the Gurdwara is where we go to collectively pray, serve and do ardas for Maharaj to save us from all pains and illnesses and lok parlok ki rakhiya. At the same time I do think we must do everything in-line professional/medical advice. So must limit numbers inside depending on the building size, sanitise all surfaces, ask sangat so take all the precautions, 2m distance etc, sanitise hands, confirm they dont have symptoms, maybe even track and trace? So at least it meets the requirements. If all done properly, people are safer than when doing there shopping or other activities. Many Gurdwaras have done this really well and it's been absolutely outstanding how organised they have been......others perhaps took a while to adapt
  14. thanks for this. Does anyone have access to an english translation? Some of the links in the thread aren't working anymore. Also if theres any recommended easy to follow katha link of Sri Sarbloh Granth please do share
  15. Fully agree with you, whilst it's good the vaccine has been produced so quickly, it typically takes many years of research and testing to get it right. However this is still amazing that something has been developed for those most in need. The side effects if any will become apparent 5 years down the line. No one will be accountable that's the deal stuck with the companies who make the vaccines. If your healthy and can avoid it then wait out. Most of us can beat the virus and only a small percentage are at high risk. The issue has been more to do with overwhelming the hospital capacity. There are a lot of vaccines which have been out for years which until this day cause severe side effects and disabilities. This is usually a small percentage but nevertheless it happens. Every year more and more virus strains evolve or are discovered. This has been going on through the ages so as the human population increases and people can move about the world more quickly these things will impact us more and we will likely see other similar incidents in the future.
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