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  1. Dear piyaare Sangat Jeeo I have a humble request to ask - how does one get out of suffering the consequences of slandering a saint. My background and story is complicated and so I will try to explain it in as much detail as possible in hopes that someone can help me. I am a 26 years old male who has been trying to practice sikhi, since as long as I can remember as a child. Since the start of this janam I have came into this world with a deaf ear (left ear). I suffer from mild to moderate hearing in my only functioning ear (right). This has lead me to believe that I may have slandered people in the past (possibly even a saint) to get this punishment. As a result of my past actions I struggle with life - my relationships are never at peace, my educational success is never good (I got 6 U’s at A levels), I got a 2:1 at university but after 6 years of studying and got a penalty for plagiarism. Even with a degree I work at a factory Wharehouse that gives me inconsistent shifts (3days work out of 7) which has lead me to be poor and miserable… ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕ੝ ਰਾਜ ਤੇ ਹੀਨ੝ ॥ ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕ੝ ਦ੝ਖੀਆ ਅਰ੝ ਦੀਨ੝ ॥ Sanṯ kĝ ninḝak rĝj ṯė hīn. Sanṯ kĝ ninḝak ḝukẖī­ĝ ar ḝīn. The slanderer of the Saint has no kingdom. The slanderer of the Saint becomes miserable and poor. I have no friends I speak non of my cousins as no one wants to associate with me, everyone talks behind my back including my family (close and far) doubt me, they believe I’m a failure, a loser, tehy call me stupid and goofy, untrustworthy and unreliable. I’ve suffered a car accident at 21. I was brought up in absolute violence, as my parents used to fight over their marriage. I have no hope for the future as nothing ever goes right for me. These are just some of the issues I face in my life, there are plenty more… ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਸਦਾ ਅਪਵਿਤ੝ ॥ ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਕਿਸੈ ਕਾ ਨਹੀ ਮਿਤ੝ ॥ Sanṯ kĝ ḝokẖī saḝĝ apviṯ. Sanṯ kĝ ḝokẖī kisai kĝ nahī miṯ. The slanderer of the Saint is forever impure. The slanderer of the Saint is nobody's friend. All of these issues have led me to realise that I have slandered a saint in my past life somewhere and I am suffering as a result. Sukhmani sahib says to slander a saint is the worst sin of all, I believe it. sukhmani sahib says: ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਦੋਖੀ ਕਉ ਨਾਹੀ ਠਾਉ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੰਤ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਾ ਲਝ ਮਿਲਾਇ ॥੪॥ Sanṯ kė ḝokẖī ka­o nĝhī ṯẖĝ­o. Nĝnak sanṯ bẖĝvai ṯĝ la­ė milĝ­ė. ॥4॥ The slanderer of the Saint has no place of rest. O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, then even such a one may merge in union. ॥4॥ I really do feel that I have no place of rest. it also says: ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਅਧ ਬੀਚ ਤੇ ਟੂਟੈ ॥ ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਕਿਤੈ ਕਾਜਿ ਨ ਪਹੂਚੈ ॥ Sanṯ kĝ ḝokẖī aḝẖ bīcẖ ṯė tūtai. Sanṯ kĝ ḝokẖī kiṯai kĝj na pahūcẖai. The slanderer of the Saint breaks down mid-way. The slanderer of the Saint cannot accomplish his tasks. As you can see from my personal life (education and work) my affairs don’t get accomplished. I really do believe I suffer like this… ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਇਉ ਬਿਲਲਾਇ ॥ ਜਿਉ ਜਲ ਬਿਹੂਨ ਮਛ੝ਲੀ ਤੜਫੜਾਇ ॥ Sanṯ kĝ ḝokẖī i­o billĝ­ė. Ji­o jal bihūn macẖẖulī ṯaṛafṛĝ­ė. The slanderer of the Saint bewails like this - like a fish, out of water, writhing in agony. as nothing goes right in my life. sukhamni sahib also describes the reason for my deaf ear… ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਬਿਗੜ ਰੂਪ੝ ਹੋਇ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਦੋਖੀ ਕਉ ਦਰਗਹ ਮਿਲੈ ਸਜਾਇ ॥ Sanṯ kĝ ḝokẖī bigaṛ rūp ho­ė jĝ­ė. Sanṯ kė ḝokẖī ka­o ḝargeh milai sajĝ­ė. The slanderer of the Saint becomes deformed. The slanderer of the Saint receives his punishment in the Court of the Lord. As you guys can see, I have reason to believe that I have slandered a saint in my past life and I am in a janam where I am suffering the consequences of it and there seems to be no escape. I practice Gurbani as much as I can, I am inconsistent due to my suffering as if I’m suffering I reduce my bani. On average over the last 10 years I do my nitnem at minimum, sometimes though I go weeks without doing it. I listen to a lot of Gurbani shabads include: har jio nimaania tu ma’am, tohi mohi mohi tohi, rogi kar parbh kandoh rog, Lakh kushiyan pathshiyan, kar bande tu bandagi, vin boleya san kich jandha, man tu jot saroop hai apna mool pachan and many more. if you guys have gotten this far reading my post thank you, my question is how do I erase the sin of slandering a saint, it feels as if there’s no way out for such a sin. A apologies for my poor grammar and structure of this post. Please feel free to ask for clarification if needed. Please enlighten me sangat jeeo. Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh
  2. I think we have all come across this quote from Guru Nanak Ji. " If your a Hindu be a good Hindu. if your a Muslim be a good Muslim". But what is the true meaning of this quote? I've heard some say that this means Guru Nanak is saying all religions are good and lead to the same one God for all. Hence there is no need to convert to any religion . Just stay in your own one. But I have also heard alternative meanings for the quote. Some say it means Guru Ji is only saying be the best Hindu and Muslim you can be. Ie. follow your own religion correctly and not the first meaning I gave. So which is it?
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    Prophecy of 78 and 97

    VJKK VJKF There was this prophecy about 78 and 97 Bikrami in Gurbani to Bhai Lalo regarding the mughals invading India. These dates have been repeated throughout history such as Maharaja Ranjit Singh securing his raaj in 1878 Bikrami and the Dogre destroying it in 1897 Bikrami. There was this guy that made a post about 2021 and 2037 being important years in like 2007 or some year around that, and it was closed by moderators under his request. What do you think about it? Was there any major event in 2021 that would carry on the prophecy? What preparations are needed? Thank you.
  4. PAKISTAN Farming starts on land belonging to Guru Nanak LAHORE: Farming has been started on 64 acre of land belonging to Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in Kartarpur Sahib, which will be supervised by the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) and Kartarpur Corridor Management Unit (KCMU). Head of Kartarpur Management Muhammad Latif inaugurated the farming while Sikh from India also participated in the ceremony. The production will be spent on Sikh pilgrims. The Sikh community is grateful to the Pakistani government for initiating the cultivation of lands belonging to Guru Nanak Dev Ji. https://dailytimes.com.pk/875792/farming-starts-on-land-belonging-to-guru-nanak/
  5. https://www.mid-day.com/sunday-mid-day//article/walking-the-route-nanak-did-23196934 Walking the route Nanak did Updated on: 17 October,2021 09:27 AM IST | Mumbai Jane Borges | jane.borges@mid-day.com Top A Sikh couple from Singapore retrace the 22-year-long arduous journey that Guru Nanak undertook over five centuries ago, across nine countries for a 24-part docuseries Amardeep Singh (director, host) and Vininder Kaur (co-director) with Khalida Begum, a Muslim resident of village Khost along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border The world was a very different place 550 years ago. India was still not a jewel in the British crown. There wasn’t a Pakistan to counter Hindustan. Our borders were fluid, even though land was still contentious. And people covered great distances, mostly on foot, because back then, only birds flew. Guru Nanak (1469-1539) travelled the world in these simpler, yet daunting times, where stories about lands beyond were mostly unknown. For over 22 years, the seeker, philosopher, and founder of Sikhism, visited more than 150 Islamic, Sufi, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain sites, covering present-day India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Tibet, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He was accompanied by his Muslim companion Bhai Mardana, a musician, who played the rabāb (fiddle), while Nanak sang shabad (hymns). Though Nanak left a large repository of experiential wisdom, he never wrote anything about his personal life. His travels, hence, were rendered solely through oral narrativesSingh with Dr Raghunath, the last Nanakpanthi resident of Kandahar. Singh says the five gurdwaras and 15 temples here have all been abandoned It was only around 65 years after his death that the first hagiographic account about him was written by Bhai Gurdas. Other men of faith wrote in a similar vein, leading to a wide canvas of storytelling, travelogue and hagiography related to the spiritual teacher, known as the Janamsakhis. For Singapore-based Amardeep Singh, these texts were his immediate window into Guru Nanak’s extensive travels. The independent visual ethnographic researcher, who worked in the financial services sector for 25 years, switched gears in 2014, when he took a sabbatical to reconnect with his parents’ pre-Partition roots in Pakistan, and visit Nankana Sahib, the birth place of Guru Nanak. “I also wanted to explore the tangible and intangible remnants of the [Sikh] culture, which had been wiped off from this region,” says Singh, who was formerly the Head of Asia Pacific Region at American Express for Revenue Management. The travels that he undertook across 126 cities and villages, evolved into two books, Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan, and The Quest Continues, which comprises photographs and forgotten narratives from the region. His curiosity for the Sikh culture and his own spiritual quest led him to revisit the Janamsakhis. “But these [texts] were hagiographies, written by people, who had an affinity for Guru Nanak, so there were bound to be discrepancies. There are, however, scholars who’ve spent a lifetime researching and studying these works,” says Singh, who then delved into primary hagiographies, alongside academic works available on the subject. “This became the compass that guided me.” Filming Guru Nanak’s narrative in Sri Lanka The result is a 24-episode docuseries, Allegory, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels, which sees Singh and his wife, fellow director Vininder Kaur, along with a small film crew, traverse through the nine nations to retrace the route taken by Guru Nanak over five centuries ago, during his “altruistic pursuit to spread the message of the oneness of creation”. The weekly episodes can be viewed for free on TheGuruNanak.com starting October 14. Singh, who is the host, executive producer and director of the show, began the shoot in January 2019, travelling through the deserts of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and the arid landscape of Pakistan. The team managed to wrap up shooting in March 2020, the month when the COVID-19 pandemic escalated globally, shutting down the world briefly. “I am not an anthropologist, historian, photographer or filmmaker. Neither have I studied religion or pursued theology,” says the multi-hyphenate Singh, while underplaying the self-taught talents he has acquired over the years, and which find way into this documentary. His interest in this project, he says, stemmed from the message and spiritual insights that Nanak imparted through his words and music, while interacting with people from different faiths and cultures. Guru Nanak fearlessly challenged the binary constructs of society, and relentlessly opposed gender, religious, racial and class inequalities, he says. “These narratives have been forgotten, because our boundaries have hardened, and the Sikhs are moving away. There was a time when Iran had many Sikhs; Afghanistan too had a vibrant Hindu and Sikh community. Today, they are down to 180 people. What 1947 has done, is that it has severed the entire Indus region, and the connectivity to India, right from Iran, has been fractured,” says Singh, adding that the geopolitical factors and fragmentation have invisibilised cultures and communities. “We have lost the ability to see oneness in diversity,” he says, alluding to the message Nanak had set out to preach. Amardeep Singh at the Cold Desert in Baltistan (12,000 feet) in Pakistan Their own journey was met with many hurdles. One of the main struggles was getting visas to enter these countries, and securing permissions to shoot. “Even if we did manage [to resolve] that, we knew it wasn’t going to be possible to sequentially map the journey undertaken by Guru Nanak, especially when you don’t have the luxury of time. We were just a husband and wife team, working on a tight budget,” he says, of the film, which has been jointly produced by Lost Heritage Productions and SikhLens Productions. Looking back, he says, it was only “divine intervention” that helped see the crew through those months. The first two episodes are dedicated to Guru Nanak’s formative years, his early childhood and youth, and interactions with his family, before he has an awakening, and decides to spread his message. “That’s when he decides to embark on his journey [at the age of 35],” says Singh. The next 22 episodes take us through the many lands he travelled. “We have two narratives going on simultaneously [in the film]. The first is about me, retracing Guru Nanak’s journey over 550 years later, and my own turmoil through this time,” says Singh. Lahore-based lawyer Saleema J Khawaja has lent her voice for the songs in the film. She learnt the Gurbani Sangita Sabadritas (compositions of Sikh tradition) from the late Bhai Ghulam Muhammad Chand, who belonged to the Rababi tradition. The Guru Nanak verses that she sings, in a way helps provide answers to what Singh is experiencing while on this journey. One of the more heart-breaking stories came from Afghanistan, where they met the Sikh and Hindu residents during their visit in March-April 2019. “I prefer to call them Nanakpanthis [followers of the teachings of Guru Nanak] because they all have some adherence to him. A local resident, Chhabol Singh helped take us around. While I was there, I felt the pain of this community. From being a 300,000-strong group before the Russian invasion, they were reduced to a community of 1,300. We also met Dr Raghunath, the last Nanakpanthi resident of Kandahar. The rest of the community has left. There were five gurdwaras and 15 temples, and all have been abandoned. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the leadership and vision to move out.” A year later, after the shoot, in March 2020, 25 people were killed in a gurdwara attack in Kabul, when gunmen stormed a religious gathering. When the Taliban took over recently in August this year, most of the Nanakpanthis left the country—a majority of them took refuge in India—leaving behind just about 180 people in regions like Jalalabad and Kabul. What Singh doesn’t talk about is the work that he and other community members like Dalip Singh Sethi did to mobilise sponsorship for many of these families, under the initiative, My family, My Responsibility. He admits that micro-managing every aspect of the shoot, left little room for his own spiritual growth. “But, if these narratives arouse the emotions of the viewers, I’d have achieved that spiritual development.”
  6. Pooranshami is a full moon which happens every month and is celebrated as Guru Nanak Dev Ji's birthday. According to Sant Nand Singh Ji if we can we should stay up at night and do Path if you stay up for as long as you can you get the merit(Is it the right word) as one amrit vela. If you stay uo the entire night and day you get the merit of a year worth of amrit vela. Sant Nand Singh Ji also said that Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born at 12:51 am. So if you are staying up at least stay up untill 12:51. If you are worried you will miss amrit vela you don't have to stay up at night. Just do simrin while sleeping.
  7. Wow it is 100% true! Amitabh Bachchan admits he is Guru Nanak Dev Ji's 17th Generation Son! Click youtube video link to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR7vbHd8TfA
  8. Has anyone really seen or experienced Lord Shiva? 100+ Answers Ritu Lakhotra , Experienced White Light Updated November 11, 2019 No, not Lord Shiva. But Babaji, I believe. Guru Nanak Devji. In July of 2018. Glad someone asked a question close to what I guess I wanted to answer. Also, my first answer on Quora. Just the push I needed. Though it feels more like a pull Here you go: On a trip to San Francisco more than a year ago, I had a whole Monday free before an evening flight out. My plan was to visit couple places including San Jose Gurudwara ( house of prayer for Sikh community) which was recommended by local relatives for being a big Gurudwara, nice view from a hill location and an amazing Langar (community feast). I generally visit Gurudwaras mainly for Karaah (a food offering/prasaad) and my Thank-Yous, Karaah because it is delicious with a D and Thank-Yous because my prayers to Guru Nanakji from younger difficult days have been heard and may I add handled well! This visit was no different. Karaah was on my mind. Plus the chance to see a big beautiful recommended place of attraction for many north Indians visiting San Jose. Light Backpack in hand, Google maps on cell, I was all touristy. Some background here: I was born a Hindu and educated in a Christian missionary school- somehow I ended up praying to a Sikh Guru in my teens just because looking at His picture gave me peace. I am also not very religious, rarely visit any place of worship for purpose of prayers and am not a fan of religious customs and procedures, though given a place/situation, I will show respect. Maybe, not so relevant, I was also a science/engineering student. Also, by the time I was in San Francisco, it had been six months since the demise of my father. His and mine was not the smoothest father-daughter relation for decades. But, I missed him and prayed for him every night. One could say I was bit depressed, bit lost, not knowing where he went, knowing that he was no more in my home town, in our house, well taken care of in his old age. Back to San Jose tourism. Upon reaching Gurudwara, I was happy to see my expectations were met. Nice hill location, check. Nice view, check. Big Gurudwara, check. After crossing the reception area, as I walked across the connecting walk-way to main prayer room, I could hear the Gurbani, the prayer songs. I entered the main prayer room, comforted at the familliar sight of Guru Granth Sahib (holy book of Sikhs) kept on a platform under a canopy, about 25–30 feet from where I entered- happy for another chance to offer my gratitude for all the good stuff in life. And acutely aware of the delicious aroma filling up the room. I started walking ahead, some paper money in my hand to donate, organizing my thoughts-mainly order of the things I am thankful for. Few steps and the general area of the Holy Book under the canopy kind of became blurry. It was a sunny 2.30 pm outside, inside was well shaded. The blurriness I was walking into got brighter with the next few steps. I reckoned I was tired and sleep deprived from the hectic pace of the trip. Another step or two, I was in the middle of bright light. LED bright. It want to call it white light but it had the warmth of yellow light in it. So warm and so bright, I can’t see anything but this white light envelope with a hint of yellow . And then I sensed a vague presence-some energy, for lack of another word. Too bright to be seen, to look directly at. Surrounded by the same white envelope I was in. Somehow very ovewhelming. Another step or two-my next thought-Oh no! Why didn’t I come and pray for dad sooner? Next step was with tears streaming down my face as I still walked into the embrace of that bright light. ( Or maybe I was in tears when I sensed the energy, not so sure now. ) As the tears ran down, some crying began, still stepping forward, I realized I am almost near the prayer point, that suddenly became more clearly visible and I found myself in the regular prayer hall. No white light to be seen now. As I sat and bowed to touch my forehead to the ground in prayer, I wept copiously, bit stunned because all I felt until seconds ago was touristy. Forgot all thankyous, said some prayer for my father, sneakily pulled out some tissues I always carry in my purse and got up, walked sideways to sit hoping my head scarf and long open hair would help conceal my weird situation from so may others present in the prayer room. As I sat, still not fully understanding what just happened, I processed my many thoughts- white light, blurriness, presence, dad, warmth, crying. After another 10 or maybe 20 minutes, I managed to compose myself, get prasaad/Karaah and walk out the prayer room. Spent some time near bushes, fountains and flowers. Also managed to eat Langar as I was hungry by now. When I left the Gurudwara that day, I felt more relaxed, at peace about my dad. My heart concluded that he is in a good place. Probably with Babaji, my dad’s favorite too. In summary, I guess I am trying to say, I have not seen Lord Shiva, but I have seen God. Not seen Him with my eyes, too radiant for my eyes to take, but felt Him present strongly. In a vague way. I have been told and have always believed that God is with us, in our heart and everywhere else. I now think I have experience to say that he is right here with us! In front of us. I pray more feverishly now. For just about anything and everything. P.S. I did try to keep it short, my best try. My husband heard the story and did not comment for 3 days. Upon insisting, he told me he thought I must be tired and stressed from the trip. Upon sharing the story with friends and others, very few were amazed, most did not know what to say. So, I was quiet about it for a long time. Until now. Thanks for reading
  9. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ I love nanaksar I have question Why nanaksar not use small hair chore it was question im my mind since 2016 when i was 16 year old????????? i do not get answer till now if you know plz tell me
  10. Was listening to this today they call Guru Nanak Ji a kid, does anyone know how old Guru Nanak Ji was at this moment of time?
  11. This quote probably was the most used quote on social media last year and the year before, mainly by females (its true) and its not even guru nanak dev jis words.
  12. beautiful old gurdwara sahib, Guru Nanak Dev ji visited this place during his udasis. sangat hasn't started going here in big numbers yet, hopefully more sangat will start visiting.
  13. 550th birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Jee.
  14. Core teachings of Sri Guru Nanak which we must live by , this is the right way to commemorate 550th birthday of guru sahib. All of the lines below are from the bani of Sri guru granth sahib First and foremost is this human life is extremely precious and we might never get it again. ਇਹੁ ਮਾਣਕੁ ਜੀਉ ਨਿਰਮੋਲੁ ਹੈ ਇਉ ਕਉਡੀ ਬਦਲੈ ਜਾਇ ॥੩॥ Eihu Maanak Jeeo Niramol Hai Eio Kouddee Badhalai Jaae ||3|| This jewel of the soul is priceless, and yet it is being squandered like this, in exchange for a mere shell. ||3|| We must start our day with naam simran - ਸਬਾਹੀ ਸਾਲਾਹ ਜਿਨੀ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਇਕ ਮਨਿ ॥ Sabaahee Saalaah Jinee Dhhiaaeiaa Eik Man || Those who praise the Lord in the early hours of the morning and meditate on Him single-mindedly, ਸੇਈ ਪੂਰੇ ਸਾਹ ਵਖਤੈ ਉਪਰਿ ਲੜਿ ਮੁਏ ॥ Saeee Poorae Saah Vakhathai Oupar Larr Mueae || Are the perfect kings; at the right time, they die fighting. ਦੂਜੈ ਬਹੁਤੇ ਰਾਹ ਮਨ ਕੀਆ ਮਤੀ ਖਿੰਡੀਆ ॥ Dhoojai Bahuthae Raah Man Keeaa Mathee Khinddeeaa || In the second watch, the focus of the mind is scattered in all sorts of ways. Our mind is habitually wandering in thoughts about money, other people, sense pleasures (ras kas), we should keep bringing it to a word ( like satnam or waheguru or ek onkar etc) , this earning of naam is the only thing that will accompany us ਵਣਜੁ ਕਰਹੁ ਵਣਜਾਰਿਹੋ ਵਖਰੁ ਲੇਹੁ ਸਮਾਲਿ ॥ Vanaj Karahu Vanajaariho Vakhar Laehu Samaal || Make your deals, dealers, and take care of your merchandise. ਤੈਸੀ ਵਸਤੁ ਵਿਸਾਹੀਐ ਜੈਸੀ ਨਿਬਹੈ ਨਾਲਿ ॥ Thaisee Vasath Visaaheeai Jaisee Nibehai Naal || Buy that object which will go along with you. We should eat little and sleep only the amount that body needs to feel rested, and spend our free time meditating on the truth. ਖੰਡਿਤ ਨਿਦ੍ਰਾ ਅਲਪ ਅਹਾਰੰ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਤੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੋ ॥੮॥ Khanddith Nidhraa Alap Ahaaran Naanak Thath Beechaaro ||8|| Sleep little, and eat little; O Nanak, this is the essence of wisdom. ||8|| Always live in the present moment - mind tends to wander in past and future , we should try to pull it back to the present moment and focus on the activity like eating, walking, cooking, talking etc. ਸਚੇ ਸੇਤੀ ਰਤਿਆ ਸਚੋ ਪਲੈ ਪਾਇ ॥੭॥ Sachae Saethee Rathiaa Sacho Palai Paae ||7|| Attuned to Truth, you shall obtain the True One. ||7|| We should approach each and every moment as though it is the first time we are experiencing this e.g we go to the same place to work or meet same family members in the morning, we should treat this experience as if we are doing it for the first time in life- we should pay attention to everything body language, sounds, color because its waheguru himself that is ever new manifesting itself through these physical phenomenon ਦੂਖ ਵਿਸਾਰਣੁ ਸੇਵਿਆ ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਦਾਤਾਰੁ ॥੧॥ Dhookh Visaaran Saeviaa Sadhaa Sadhaa Dhaathaar ||1|| I serve Him, who makes me forget my pains; He is the Giver, forever and ever. ||1|| ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਮੇਰਾ ਨੀਤ ਨਵਾ ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਦਾਤਾਰੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Saahib Maeraa Neeth Navaa Sadhaa Sadhaa Dhaathaar ||1|| Rehaao || My Lord and Master is forever new; He is the Giver, forever and ever. ||1||Pause|| We must alwasy speak truth , when we are lying we do so only because we are attached to the worldly affairs , either greed or fear is us causing us to selfishly lie. ਬੋਲਹਿ ਸਾਚੁ ਮਿਥਿਆ ਨਹੀ ਰਾਈ ॥ They speak the Truth - not an iota of falsehood. ਚਾਲਹਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਰਜਾਈ ॥ The Gurmukhs walk in the Way of the Lord's Command. ਰਹਹਿ ਅਤੀਤ ਸਚੇ ਸਰਣਾਈ ॥੧॥ They remain unattached, in the Sanctuary of the True Lord. ||1|| It is very unspirtiual to let thoughts greed or worry about livelihood flourish in our minds, for the lord forever takes care of our food provided we dont ask for too much ਨਾਨਕ ਜੰਤ ਉਪਾਇ ਕੈ ਸੰਮਾਲੇ ਸਭਨਾਹ ॥ Naanak Janth Oupaae Kai Sanmaalae Sabhanaah || O Nanak, having created the living beings, He cherishes them all. ਜਿਨਿ ਕਰਤੈ ਕਰਣਾ ਕੀਆ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਭਿ ਕਰਣੀ ਤਾਹ ॥ Jin Karathai Karanaa Keeaa Chinthaa Bh Karanee Thaah || The Creator who created the creation, takes care of it as well. To be continued...
  15. Good video on Guru jis meeting with kalyug. Kalyug personified itself and appeared before Guru ji naked symbolizing how people will be shameless and half naked in this age, he was also holding his tongue showing how people will be materialistic and holding his private parts symbolizing how people will be blinded by kaam, all of which is very true. Very important sakhi which isnt talked about that much. I'd imagine that some people will question this sakhi but disbelief is also a trait of kalyug
  16. Never heard this before KALI SWEEPS THE FLOORS OF GURU NANAK DEV JI Pritpal Singh / January 13, 2015 For the pooja at the temple. As he was about to leave, the king of this kingdom had a heart attack. Madan who was present with the king sat by him as he was being treated by doctors. The king worried about his successor, decided to leave his kingdom for Chandrahans whom he had found to be a very worthy successor. He immediately decided to test him and declare him his successor if he passed away. The king immediately dispatched Madan to go and get Chandrahans by his bedside. Madan found Chandrahans walking towards the mandir. Madan told Chandrahans about the king’s order to see him immediately. Chandrahans told him of Dhrishtbudhee’s, his father – law’s wish to have pooja done at the mandir. Madan took the pooja stuff from Chandrahans and told him to go to the king and that he in the meanwhile would perform pooja on Chandrahans’s behalf. Madan went to the temple whereas Chandrahans went to see the king. By then Dhrish tbudhee too had arrived by the bedside of king and was surprised to see Chandrahans there. The king asked him questions to test him and Chandrahans answered all of them successfully. The king declared him the king. Dhrishtbudhi asked Chandrahans where Madan was and Chandrahans told him that Madan had gone to the temple to perform pooja. Hearing this Dhrishtbudhi went pale. He immediately rushed out towards the mandir fearing the worst. To his horror, he saw the blood soaked dead body of his son Madan there. Madan had been murdered mercilessly. Dhrishtbudhi’s third attempt on Chandrahans’s life had turned futile and actually had harmed him again. Not being able to sustain the sorrow of the death of his only son Madan, Dhrishtbudhi took out his dagger and stabbed himself to death. If we try to do evil to others, only bad can happen to us as a result of this. Chaudhary (the village head) of Malsihan village was a devotee of Goddess ‘Kali’, and respected all holy people. When Guru Nanak Dev visited Malsihan village, Chaudhary Bhagirath devotedly served him. At night he would sleep where Guru ji was sleeping. Early in the morning when Guru ji got up forprayers, Bhagirath went to fetch water for his bath. When he was returning with the buckets of water from the well, he noticed a beautiful lady with eight arms sweeping the floor with a broom. Bhagirath inquired who she was and why she had come from her house so early. She replied that she was the Goddess Kali. Bhagirath at once fell at her feet and prayed. He then asked her why was it that she being the mother of the whole world, supporter of all Gods and destroyer of the demons was sweeping the floors of Guru Nanak Dev’s room? She replied that this holy person was none other than the Unmanifest aspect of the Supreme Being himself, whereas she was the Manifest aspect and her powers were derived from the services of saints like Guru Nank Dev. On hearing this, Bhagirath became a disciple of Guru ji and devoted his life to the service of saints and meditation on ‘Waheguru’. He was thus liberated from the cycle of life and death. One Bhagirath of Malsihan town was there who earlier was a devotee of Kali, the Goddess. – Bhai Gurdaas Ji Vaar
  17. Gurdwara Mal JI Sahib Pakistan is the place where Guru Nanak Dev ji was looking after his fathers fields. A cobra came and shielded guru jis face from the sun with its hood. Its said even the trees changed their position so their cool shadows went on guru ji
  18. What is gurmat - if we want to find the essence of this great philosophy , we should understand the message that guru nanak set out to preach in his udasis. He did not call for a certain look (hair ) or any rituals (like akhand path , chavar) , instead his message was simple - to merge with God we must develop the qualities of god i.e one must become nirbhao, nirvair, niralam (detached) Vin gun keete bhagat na hoi. Also he did not start a 'religion' and never advised anyone to convert from one organized religion to another. His message was universal and simple -to jogis, hindus, sidhs and Muslims - the gist of which was rather than focus on external symbols such as ashes on the body (as worn by yogis of the time ) or the clothe used by muslims for navaz called musala , one should train ones mind to embody the spirit of these symbols ਮਿਹਰ ਮਸੀਤਿ ਸਿਦਕੁ ਮੁਸਲਾ ਹਕੁ ਹਲਾਲੁ ਕੁਰਾਣੁ ॥ Mihar Maseeth Sidhak Musalaa Hak Halaal Kuraan || Let mercy be your mosque, faith your prayer-mat, and honest living your Koran. ਸਰਮ ਸੁੰਨਤਿ ਸੀਲੁ ਰੋਜਾ ਹੋਹੁ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਣੁ ॥ Saram Sunnath Seel Rojaa Hohu Musalamaan || Make modesty your circumcision, and good conduct your fast. In this way, you shall be a true Muslim. ਕਰਣੀ ਕਾਬਾ ਸਚੁ ਪੀਰੁ ਕਲਮਾ ਕਰਮ ਨਿਵਾਜ ॥ Karanee Kaabaa Sach Peer Kalamaa Karam Nivaaj || Let good conduct be your Kaabaa, Truth your spiritual guide, and the karma of good deeds your prayer and chant. ਤਸਬੀ ਸਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵਸੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਖੈ ਲਾਜ ॥੧॥ Thasabee Saa This Bhaavasee Naanak Rakhai Laaj ||1|| Let your rosary be that which is pleasing to His Will. O Nanak, God shall preserve your honor. ||1|| Sadly the way sikhis is practised today is very different from guruanank's mission , we emphasize empty recitation and external look rather than fighting with a mind which has enslaved us and causes nothing but suffering for ourselves and people around us .
  19. Efforts made for Hindu-Sikh unity by Thakur Dalip Singh ji succeeded https://www.facebook.com/GuruNanakNaamLeva/videos/2063852307025769/
  20. Its well known that alot of muslims believe Guru Nanak was a Muslim. The arguement they give is that Guru Ji travelled to mecca and so must have been a muslim. ie no non muslims are allowed in Mecca. So how and why did Guru Nanak go there if no non Muslims is allowed there. There is only one way . if Guru pretended that he was a muslim to enter. Also the story is was accompanied on this journey by Bhai Mardana who was a muslim who wanted to do the hajj pilgrimage and so Guru nanak accompanied him there.
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