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Wjkk Wjkf Sangat ji this post was better suited for the Health section but since I don't have an account I'm posting in Gupt. I know how Sikhi regards fasting as a waste of effort and of no use. But this is in relation to bhagti. What about the health benefits of fasting? Do Guruji say anything about the health benefits of fasting or intermittent fasting? Second, do Guru Maharaj tell us anything regarding what should be our lifestyle like in order to stay healthy? Other religions like Jainism and Hinduism have some specific suggestions in these regards, but not really Sikhi. (Please enlighten me if I'm wrong.) I want to improve my health because I'm falling ill frequently of late. If I follow things like fasting or satvik diet strictly for body-cleansing purpose, will that be considered anti-Gurmat or unSikh, as this is Hindu/Jain/Buddhist stuff? Apologies for the long post and multiple queries. Thanking in advance for your kind responses as always. Wjkk Wjkf
USA Citizens Over 13: Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa Ji is onto his 207th day (as of 8/9/15) of his hunger strike. He doesn't eat and only drinks water. This petition to the White House will help to release Sikh political prisinors. The thing is, it'll take 100,000 signatures to get recognition, and we need that by late September. We only have about 2000 now. Sign this petition and share it with your friends (sikh and non-sikh) and family and make sure the world hears us! In the meantime, protest to the Indian government should still be done. Here is the link to the petition: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/recognize-hunger-striking-us-resident-surat-singh-khalsa-his-peaceful-struggle-human-rights
This Shabad is by Bhagat Kabeer Ji in Raag Maaroo on Pannaa 1102 rwgu mwrU bwxI kbIr jIau kI <> siqgur pRswid ] pfIAw kvn kumiq qum lwgy ] bUfhugy prvwr skl isau rwmu n jphu ABwgy ]1] rhwau ] byd purwn pVy kw ikAw gunu Kr cMdn js Bwrw ] rwm nwm kI giq nhI jwnI kYsy auqris pwrw ]1] jIA bDhu su Drmu kir Qwphu ADrmu khhu kq BweI ] Awps kau muinvr kir Qwphu kw kau khhu ksweI ]2] mn ky AMDy Awip n bUJhu kwih buJwvhu BweI ] mwieAw kwrn ibidAw bychu jnmu AibrQw jweI ]3] nwrd bcn ibAwsu khq hY suk kau pUChu jweI ] kih kbIr rwmY rim CUthu nwih q bUfy BweI ]4]1] raag maaroo baanee kabeer jeeo kee ik oa(n)kaar sathigur prasaadh || paddeeaa kavan kumath thum laagae || booddahugae paravaar sakal sio raam n japahu abhaagae ||1|| rehaao || baedh puraan parrae kaa kiaa gun khar cha(n)dhan jas bhaaraa || raam naam kee gath nehee jaanee kaisae outharas paaraa ||1|| jeea badhhahu s dhharam kar thhaapahu adhharam kehahu kath bhaaee || aapas ko muni// kar thhaapahu kaa ko kehahu kasaaee ||2|| man kae a(n)dhhae aap n boojhahu kaahi bujhaavahu bhaaee || maaeiaa kaaran bidhiaa baechahu janam abirathhaa jaaee ||3|| naaradh bachan biaas kehath hai suk ko pooshhahu jaaee || kehi kabeer raamai ram shhoottahu naahi th booddae bhaaee ||4||1|| Raag Maaroo, The Word Of Kabeer Jee: One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru: O Pandit, O religious scholar, in what foul thoughts are you engaged? You shall be drowned, along with your family, if you do not meditate on the Lord, you unfortunate person. ||1||Pause|| What is the use of reading the Vedas and the Puraanas? It is like loading a donkey with sandalwood. You do not know the exalted state of the Lord's Name; how will you ever cross over? ||1|| You kill living beings, and call it a righteous action. Tell me, brother, what would you call an unrighteous action? You call yourself the most excellent sage; then who would you call a butcher? ||2|| You are blind in your mind, and do not understand your own self; how can you make others understand, O brother? For the sake of Maya and money, you sell knowledge; your life is totally worthless. ||3|| Naarad and Vyaasa say these things; go and ask Suk Dayv as well. Says Kabeer, chanting the Lord's Name, you shall be saved; otherwise, you shall drown, brother. ||4||1||