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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 550th birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Jee.
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 .
  13. Efforts made for Hindu-Sikh unity by Thakur Dalip Singh ji succeeded https://www.facebook.com/GuruNanakNaamLeva/videos/2063852307025769/
  14. 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.
  15. In the year 1510 AD, Taajudin Naqshbandi, a Persian/Arabic writer met Guru Nanak Dev ji during his journey through the Middle East. For the next two years, Taajudin lived with the Guru and kept a detailed eyewitness account in a manuscript titled Siyahto Baba Nanak Fakir. After taking a leave from Guru ji, Taajudin deposited the manuscript in a library in Medina. In the year 1927, Mushtaq Hussein a young man from Kashmir, while studying as a moulvi in Medina came across Taajudin's manuscript. The manuscript changed Mushtaq's life, and he converted to Sikhism and and went on to become famous as Sant Syed Prithipal Singh. While in the Middle East, Mushtaq visited several places built in the memory of the Guru and spoke to Arabs who were still Guru ji's Sikhs. The book ‘Taajudin’s Diary’ is based on the unpublished autobiography of Sant Ji. The book retraces the transformational journeys of Taajudin and Mushtaq Hussein following in the footsteps of the great Guru. This remarkable must-read book references historical documents and monuments little-known in Sikhism. The appendices in this book also contain information on lesser-known travels of Guru Ji in Nepal and Himalayas. You can get a PDF version of the book Taajudin’s Diary by emailing to ijSingh6002@gmail.com or by downloading from the link below: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RZarO1zbeiH7OmgxJ1pjTJ-Z4LN38PuJ
  16. For some sikhi is not dependant on kesh , however the truth is Guru Nanak has done parchaar on this subject , a few reminders
  17. Guru nanak was stuanchly against pictures / idols but irony is today we have pictures of guru nanak created purely through imagination and people standing before them with folded hands - babaji solve my this problem or that , His core message was never ask for anything matereliastic and live through good and bad times with equanimity , if anything hard times are what get us closer to waheguru (dukh daroo sukh rog bhaya , ja sukh taam na hoye) Nanak bolan jhakna dukh chad m...angiye sukh || dukh sukh doye dar kapre pehre jaye manukh || Jithe bolan hariye tithe changi chup || Instead of focusing on guru ji's message we have reduced him to a mere Devta - devi deva poojiye kya mango kya dey . He did the very hard udasis risking his life, sacrificing time that he could have spent in comfort with his family to teach us how to live, but we are only interested in some miraculous favor out of his pictures - the message is too boring for us - we are too busy with facebook, tv, gossip, internet , movies etc - Mat vich ratan jawahar manik je ek gur ki sikh sunee
  18. WJKK WJKF I was reading some gurbani quotes on feminism etc and one quote stuck out: jit jameh raajaan Guru Nanak empowered women by saying "from her kings are born" and previously within this Bhangti Maharaj empowers women through the experience of men, noting that when a man's wife dies he seeks another woman so he is bound to woman. During the times of Guru Nanak these words were revolutionary... but now is it not fair to say that empowering woman through powerful men is somewhat outdated? And therefore should we read GGSJ in the context of when it was written. Bhul Chuk Maaf karo
  19. Is it true that Guru Nanak Dev Ji said this- 'before becoming a muslim a sikh a hindu or a christian let's become a human first" It's like I want this to be true causes it shows the equality and love we have
  20. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! (NOT INSULTING ANY INDIVIDUAL KHATRIS OF MODERN DAY!) Something Daas wanted to know was from the time of before Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, why didn't the Punjabi Khatris defend Punjab from all the invaders that conquered Punjab, like the other Kshatriya Clans from outside Punjab, for example the Rajputs kept their idea of protecting their land as Kshatriya clans, so what prevented the Punjabi Khatris from doing the same all the years before Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji? On the one hand Bhai Gurdas mentions the clans of Bedis and Sodhis in extremely high respect, (for having the form of Vaheguru being born in them, not for merely being Khatri), but on the other side, "ਦਾਨ ਖੜਗ ਮੰਤੁ ਭਗਤਿ ਸਲਾਹੀ ॥੧੦॥ Daanu Kharhagu Mantu Bhagati Salaahee ॥10॥ दानु खड़गु मंतु भगति सलाही ॥१०॥ The real khatris is he who gives charitably, wears arms and remembers God with loving devotion." (Bhai Gurdas Vaaran 8 Pauri 10), so what exactly was there job if they didn't give their Shastars and doing Bhagti? Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
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