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  1. Guest

    Is everything karma

    Is everything we go through in life result of our own actions/karma or can there be other factors involved. I have been going through tough time and wonder what have I done in my past life to deserve this.
  2. WJKK WJKF I have been speaking to someone at work about spirituality etc and we they asked the question about children. So they asked why does God make children have cancer and other diseases. I explained about Karma and how its God's will which we accept, even though its can be hard to get your head around, but ultimately there is no Dukh or Sukh they are clothes we wear but im not sure they understand. Anyone got any good videos to suggest that might explain this better than me and more simplified.
  3. Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh So I stay in India, and have been working in this organization as a software engineer for around more than 7 years now. The org is somewhat small , with around 150 people I think at most. It has felt really comfortable working with these guys. They're decently nice guys, atleast the boss I interacted with the most (he's director and cofounder of the org). I remember this job was a miracle from waheguru ji. I got it when I needed it the most. And a miracle had happened at that time. HR manager had kind of rejected me in the final round as he had better candidates, then this director guy had for some reason taken compassion on me and agreed to give me this job. The director instructed the HR manager to extend the offer letter to me, much to the HR manager's dislike. That was his favor on me. I was deployed on client site as a fresher. I couldn't impress the manager there and she ended up firing me back to my company in 2 months. Now the director could have fired me from the company itself for failing to make it on the client site, and this has actually happened with few. But he chose to extend his compassion again for god-knows-what reason and gave me another on-hold project to me which again was a nice learning experience. The client manager was dissatisfied with me here too, but for some reason tolerated me as I was a naive fresher. He helped me get out of a client who wanted to absorb me and wouldn't release me. This organization didn't fire single employee during covid times. And even gave everyone hike. I got a generous hike since last 2 years. They even gave me money for extra project I did. Now fast forward to July 2022, for some reason client side manager asks 3 of us to leave (not for performance reasons at all). My friend scrambled quickly and got a job for himself. I did a bit late and got offers but by that time client had released some purchase order to my company. And director didn't want to release me quick without me serving notice period. I was a bit uneasy because at the other org I said I would be joining in a month. I ended up calling the director too many times, and a few missteps that ended up him pissed off at my anxious behavior. I kind of fell out of favor from him, but still he was trying for my sake to reduce my notice period. I was still anxious , and kept on following him desperately "humbly requesting" him all the time over mails. He said he had given commitment to the client. I could sense his desperation too but the child in me wanted what it wanted. I don't know what was the final straw but he ended up giving me an exit by end of this month (september 2022) . I got what I wanted , but at what cost ? Was I an ungrateful person for not supporting my director when he needed me the most? Have I been an akirtghan ? Have I sown bad karmas for my future ? I do feel guilty a lot, and even thinking of paying him back via cash for 2 months salary, but I don't know if I did him a bigger loss than my 2 months salary.
  4. Is time relative in Sikhi? Are souls born in different yugs/civilizations according to their karma? I would think so but never really thought about it...
  5. I remember a sakhi which I heard on those dharmic cassette tapes from back then. This is from around 2001/2002. So I was a kid and dnt remember all of it. I think it was set around the time of either Guru Ram Das ji or Guru Arjan Dev Ji. It was about an old man who couldn't walk or function much and he would lay on the manjha all day, coughing. He would constantly tell his son and daughter in-law to help him and do this for him and do that for him e.g. His son and daughter in-law got fed up of him and started deciding what to do with him. The son then decided to throw him into a river and get rid of him once and for all. As he was old and sick he wouldn't be able to swim out anyway and would drown, which is what the plan was. So the son put the old man on his back and carried him to the river. Once he got to the river he took the old man of his back and held him in his arms and was about to throw him in. Just b4 he was about to throw him in the old man said " don't throw me just here, throw me a little further up but not too far, throw me just in the middle" and the son said why is that? And the old man said "well this is where I threw my own father when he got old, while further down is where your son will throw you when you get old, so throw me in the middle" The son then swung the old man onto his back and carried him back home.
  6. I'm having trouble on what to do in situations where others people's stupidity is costing them a lot, and if i let it happen im gaining a lot (at little loss to them), but if i stop it (which i kind of feel is the right thing to do), i gain nothing at then no loss to them. When people be idotic, for example if i buy something and the guy says itll be here sunday (and today is friday night and they dont deliver on a sunday), and i then say ok but if its not here by sunday then unfortunately it will be too late and i cant pay you for it (this has cost them shipping costs remember but they dont seem to care, they are also asking for payment after i recieve the item). Actually let me tell you the full story. i met a guy who wanted to sell me something, and he said he only wants bank transfer, i said no because its not secure for me, so he said he will send me the item first. He was super shady, wouldn't send me any better pictures of the item, and told me on a tuesday night that i should recieve the item from overseas by the next day (it arrived friday, today).i offered him 15 quid for the item, but when i asked him later how much, he said 10 quid. I said ok (was this wrong, considering i offered him higher earlier and maybe he didnt read it or maybe he is just not bright at all?) Anyway, the item came - had a fault and he said bin it ill send you another one. The item is worth £10 and shipping costs £3.20. I managed to fix the item by taking it apart and doing some stuff to it. So anyway, now he is sending me ANOTHER item (consider this has cost him too lots of this item, im only gonna pay him £10 in the end anyway, and shipping costs £3.20 on its own), and said it will arrive by sunday. I tried to stop him (not directly though, is this wrong?) i said I urge you not to send if i wont recieve it by sunday because im in a hurry to get it. Does he not know that nobody posts things on a sunday? On paper, im right, and im playing the game of life - hes not bright so hes missing out. But morally, is what im doing correct? I feel like i should at least reinburse him the shipping costs after all this (even though none of this is at fault of my own, i should be losing out but im still winning???) or im just so confused. Like bruh you've almost spent the cost of the item on shipping and how do u not even know that they dont post things on a sunday?? I feel really bad for him. But hes gonna get ripped of so much more by other people than me who have no morals. I wish i could save him but theres nothing i can do.. Help.
  7. Iv heard that we get a chance to be in human life with lots of good karma, but before this we must of been in the form of an animal then, does that mean we did good deeds in the animal form in order to be a human in this life? How does a animal do good deeds? Or is it good karma from a previous human life from another yug? I don't understand how it works Thanks
  8. I found this katha online and it is on karam and it goes in depth on the different types of karam and how it affects us and what we should be doing. Really recommend it ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਿਹ
  9. As per the vedantists , there're three different types of karams : 1) Prarabdha karam This are the past karam because of which we got the current configuration in this earthly plane. These are the karams that have fruited . There is no way to extinguish the effects of these karams , except by bearing them , whether good or bad. It's like an arrow shot from the archer's bow cannot come back. It's destined to hit. Its too late now to undo the effect of the arrow. It only can be bore now. Prarabdha karam makes up a person's destiny. 2) Sanchit karam These are accumulated karams , from many lifetimes. Prarabdha karam is that portion of sanchit which is taken for bearing in this lifetime. I think sanchit karam are the first ones to be destroyed by naam simran. 3) Kriyaman karam These are the current karam we're doing, the fruits of which we're destined to bear in the coming time.
  10. ਜੇ ਸਾਰੀ ਖੇੜ ਕਰਮਾ ਦੀ ਹੈ , ਤੇ ਫੇਰ ਰਹਿਮਤ ਕਿਥੇ ? Its an established axiom in indian faiths (that includes sikhism) that whatever we sow, we shall reap. Accordingly , good karams fetches happiness , bad karams fetches suffering. This raises some particularly interesting question, especially when related to sikhism. Sikhism unlike other indian religions stress on rehmat of god , more than individual action. In this regard , its more similar in thought to sufi kalaam. Sikh gurus have even stressed to an extent that one cannot do anything , god is "kartaa" of everything. So , if effect of karams cannot be extinguished except by bearing it (either by happiness or sorrow) , then in such an automatic system of universe, where does waheguru's rehmat / kirpa comes into pic ?
  11. Guest

    Why is Death Hard to Accept?

    Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Is there a reason why death is something hard for many to accept, even when it will happen to everyone? Why do people forget it? Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  12. It's a well known fact that a correct diet ensures longevity, long life and resolves health issues. Youtube "Okinawa long life" and "Japan long life" for evidence. Over there since no pollution and junk food exists people aged 80 to 105 live lives like they're no more than 40. Even Gurbaani states "My appetite is simple daana paani" (simple cooked food like rice, steamed saabjia and water) or nature grown food. However, it's interesting to note that education fails to teach us of healthy living and benefits of it like after aged 80 the effects.The consumption rate of unhealthy food is high. It's also interesting to note that Swami Ramdev's yoga's been ongoing for 10 plus years, cure cancer yet cancer's STILL out there attacking people. Now there will be plenty of arguments on reasons for it; Governments see profit so will not stop selling junk, education/ parent's to blame, doctors to blame, Scientists do not do enough research... LOADS of arguments (Mind you, maybe people like me who buy such food meself now and then is added to the reason). Now, there's a Saakhi where Guru Nanak Dev Ji cures a leprosy man by placing a sheet over him. Guru Nanak Ji could have said "Eat simple you shall be cured within a year." However, I also think how a man got leprosy during that time? Fizzy and bad food did not exist anywhere let alone a place like India. That man was going through bad karma! What does this mean? "I am going through health problems because of my karma?" It may sound like I am going in that direction BUT, if by eating the correct food I believe health issues (like cancer too) can be cured. OF COURSE it's news under the carpet/ Scientists will not mention this fact... How else will they make a living? (100% answer means no researchers and scientists required so they get made redundant) AND on top, everyone's body's are different so what works on one individual will not on another. Doctors can pinpoint what will work and not by going through tests. HOWEVER! Everyone has their own doctor within them. Ever consumed sugar or ghee and thought "I get itching or inflammation problem?" Or rash by fizzy drinks? This is a sign to give up/ extremely limit such foods. By giving it up means you can move on to simple daana paani which will immensely improve on your jeevans. Also, you will automatically wake before dawn and the body will feel good. So good that waking up b4 dawn comes with ease and tiredness is not there. The energy it brings is awesome! But there is another problem. Imagine the whole world giving up on all junk foods. What will become of fizzy drink and crisps, mithaai manufactures? They will close then where will the people go? How about McD's workers who must provide for their family? One solution is they open up where they sell organic food and veggies/ fruits for customers. Then ALL restaurants will be 100% the same across the world. Second solution, if not first solution then to minimise our purchase of junk immensely like once in a while. When was the last time you purchased a sofa? Do you go every week to buy a sofa? Once a month/ year? NO!? But Businesses like DFS are still open as they get DIFFERENT customers everyday. If they can do it, so can McD's (Different customers that come in 100's to the branches) but it's up to us to make a change. NOW all this I wrote can be contradicted by adding Karma! Why does one suffer of ill health? Even if they eat the correct food their illness never went away? They went to doctors, 100's of treatments? yet they still suffer? This is clearly to do with Karma. Does this mean we should give up and eat all the junk? NO! It means we should first give a change of food a go before we come to a decision. Was it karma? Or just a change of diet was needed?
  13. Guest

    Dealing with a horrible past

    Wjkk wjkf about 4 years ago I realised the reason behind my habit of getting into relationships, letting men take advantage of me and cheating to get attention. I didn't get the love from my cousins/relatives and mom. The only person who stood by was my dad and my relatives never cared about me, their behaviour towards me just proved that they believed me to be the "extra" child since I was a daughter. I am currently 22, with Guru ji's kirpa I took choola at 9, amrit 15. Somehow guru ji has been waking me during amrit vela since 14, but I couldn't those habits. It sometimes comes as a shock that I am still virgin since I was made to think that sexual contact means care and love and most of these boys just took advantage of me. The change came when I was 18, guru ji pulled me back and I can't describe all he and mata Sahib kaur ji have done to this messed up daughter. But I fear this past of mine won't allow me to get married to a chardikala wala singh, who has a jeevan and keeps his rehit. Would you as a Singh accept such a wife? Would anyone do it tbh. It's a fear that comes across seldom yet makes me think of myself as unworthy.
  14. From my posts here you probably know I struggled (and still do) with my orientation which puts me at odds with social orders and prevents me from living a normal life (marriage, kids,..) , something I always wanted to do. However, I also feel apprehensive of where I am now and the path I pick from here on, because whichever path I chose will land me at that destination. Not only I feel fearful but regretful as well. I am right now 27 and it will be another 11 months before I turn 28. My parents every other day keep insisting I get married . I told them I am gay 2 yrs back , I never felt any love for any woman, I am blind to what love to a woman even feels like because I have never felt it . How on earth then is it possible for someone in their right sense of mind to marry someone whom one doesn't love?!! but my parents went in denial. and considering marriage is for lifetime . Before you accuse me of basing marriage on lust, like I was accused so in another thread, let me ask you "Would you marry , or expect any heterosexual to marry someone blindly, just for sake of reproducing? Do you call a young person lustful when they seek good partners for marriage ?" ANYWAYS, my agenda is not of debate, its of seeking an answer to not just my orientation but something far more lasting and of larger consequences. I feel pity on myself sometimes, and other times anger because I realize this sorrow too is my own earned, a fruit of some karma of past life. This forces me to be wary of what I do NOW and my soul warns me only to do good deeds , charitable, compassionate,... And perhaps praying to guru sahib about this also won't make me magically heterosexual because karmas can't be exhausted until expended. So, I fear that I will have to live with it until the day I die . Will have to cry those tears as much as I made someone else cry, although now I remember it not. Seeing the world and life for what it is , sometimes I have felt strongly to attempt to put an end to this "aava gavan" and seek liberation from cycle of life. In this life I am gay and miserable, what if all the charity of this lifetime give me birth as kid in some billionaire's mansion in another life. A life of luxury ! as exciting as it may seem, it still is a mirage ! because if this misery of today wouldn't last, neither will the riches of tomorrow ! No sukh or dukh is permanent, and yet here I cry . I wonder why we live a life of such contradictions. However this is part of my mind and thought process, which encourages I try to look beyond the current scenarios of sorrow and try to cross over this bhavsagar by taking amrit, doing nitnem, giving dasvand and living a dharmic life committed to guru ji and not dunia. My life might perhaps be blissful if there were no other part of my mind. However, there is another one as well, the one that tells me that it does take seriously the aforementioned raised spiritual concerns, but at the same time is fearful that it may lose the youth of 20's by being gyaani. So it tells me we can do sadhna and live a gursikhi lifestyle later , right now we can party (in a non-alcoholic, non-smoking, non-drug fashion) , enjoy sex and other joys this world has to offer, although tainted . Because what if I am in my 40s , look back and regret all I missed ? I did went to a gay party last night, I didn't drink a drop of alcohol though, and the tobacco smoke was choking me . I hate smoking / alcohol and even meat, but I just went there to see things. It tells me cut your hair (something I wanted to do since 10 yrs back but couldn't dare to do it till now) , make your body, go on dates , go places, enjoy life to a tee. And we can return to guru sahib's sikhi , take amrit when we have crossed mid 30's . I am literally torn in between these 2 voices in my mind. I don't know what should I do . While others are partying in their 20s and are excited about marriage, I die everyday in my thoughts . The soul swan cries unto its lord for help , and sometimes finds temporary refuge and solace in baani of SGGS. EDIT : I wanted to add that some 6-7 yrs back I slowly started sliding into agnosticism . However, In June 2015, miraculous intervention occured when I was seeking job happlessly. I heard a voice from my heart say "you do sewa of 11 sundays, u will be blessed with a job". And it happened ! I got a better job profile and a better paying one than I dreamed of and wanted ! I currently work at same place and I love it . Waheguru did save me before. In this case of sexuality too, he's my only hope. I hope he will save me miraculously again in terms of my sexual orientation. Other than him , I have no hope
  15. How does karma effect the pain we will go through in our lifetimes? If one experiences a lot of physical pain and emotional pain in their lives does that mean that they have a lot of bad karma?
  16. Guest

    Need Help With My Thinking!

    SSA everybody! I just have 1 question..whenever I want to do something good the first thing that pops in my mind is that I'm doing this for good karma! Is that any way to go about life and do u think I should change the way I think? Am I being selfish even if I'm doing something good for someone else? Thanks in advance ☺
  17. Dear friends, Firstly, I do feel blessed that we have been gifted with a son with autism. But it is difficult. He is a happy boy and very loving - but cannot speak, has independence issues, cognitive disabilities and social challenges. I'll be honest - we do worry about his future and his complex care does add stress to our lives. Our lives are not following the "normal" path.. whatever "normal" is. But I stay steadfast and am a very positive person at the core. I'm starting to rediscover Sikhi and the power of Naam. It does help me stay centred and on course. But I do question, why us? Why him? How can his soul find Waheguru? What was in his or our karma that led to this? What can Waheguru do to protect and bless him? This not to offend anyone.. but just some questions I've always had. Forever seeking. OneZ
  18. WJKK WJKF My wife and I were discussing this the other day and would like the Sangats views please. If a parent does bad Karma or owes someone money and dies still owing that money for example, would that Karam move to the child? I have heard that this will move to the child, but then I though of simple logic of its not the childs karma its the parents, and for example if you commit a murder, you go to jail not your child. This make sense? Phul Chuff Maff
  19. I'm confused, someone said people have no free will. Do we have free will? Or does God do everything? So do we make a decision to Jap Naam, or does waheguru make certain people jap naam? If wahguru does make everything happen then why do we get good or bad karam? We did not choose to do something, waheguru made us do it. So why are we rewarded or punished for that deed? Or did that guy get it completely wrong?
  20. WJKK WJKF I have had a question arise and would like to share with the Sadh Sangat. When we see someone with high Avasta, in good Sangat, following Sikhi, we say they must have done good Karams in a previous life. The same if someone has bad luck or things aren't going from them in this life we say the opposite. So where does this leave the materialistically wealthy but not spiritual? An example is a movie/ sports star. On the face you see that they are wealthy can buy anything they want, physically attractive, friends, fame etc, but not on a spiritual path. Would you say that they had good karma from their past lives to achieve a status of material wealth, or bad due to no Sikhi/spiritualism. If it is bad then why do they have worldy happiness, if it was good, then why no Sikhi for them, and why are they seem to be getting pushed away from God (focusing on worldly) rather than closer to God for having good Karam? Your thoughts please WJKK WJKF
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