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  1. I couldn't help but wonder that during such terrible times, that someone might have thought that khalsa raaj would be waiting on the other side.Could anyone please share any bachans mahapurkhs gave to anyone who had asked about these events of global suffering.
  2. GuestSingh12345

    opinion on alex jones?

    I was listening to this podcast,a lot of interesting stuff to say in the least. What do you guys think about this guy?
  3. Simran(remembrance) is about feeling love for waheguru and it's when that love which when it overwhelms us we get kirpa(grace) and we make leaps in progress on the path to self-realization,to merge with the one. Love and sharda(faith) is the foundation of Sikhi and it's quality is what saves us.It's what puratan singhs and singhnia had so infinitely in abundance for which we remember them and their sacrifices that we lack so much,but what is this love? To help understand I read this beautiful chapter posted here: Note*-This is a small part of it I pasted here to hopefully encourage you to read it all. It is a matter of great happiness that those whose minds were besmeared with mud have washed that mud of their mind by coming here. It is a matter of great satisfaction that all the minds that are in the world would slowly and gradually henceforth emit some perfume after coming here. Think of it, my brothers and my mothers, whenever we go to the bazaar, in the fragrance of all those thoughts that come out of our minds and touching other persons. Hence convert your mind and your inner consciousness into a garden of flowers. Each thought of yours should be sweet-smelling like flowers. Or each thought should shine like a lighted lamp, so that not a trace of darkness will remain there. One the light should spread. The other name of this Light is God. Some rare person (prophet or saint) is born in this universe, who shows to the world the path to reach God, Who is Light. He shows them the Way. He catches us by the hand and directs us to move in that side. We try to free our hand (from that Sant’s grasp) pleading – I have got this work; I have got that work. He (the Sant) asserts – walk on; all your work will be done (by God). He gives us that blessing, but we do not accept that blessing (benediction). Then we revert to those worldly affairs and get engrossed in them. Different desires, different ambitions so influence our minds that we forget all about the Light that is God. Anyone who has washed off the mud that besmeared their body, who has washed the mud with clean water of peace – and who repeatedly sits performing the jaap, then he somewhat rises high. He sits on low stool and thinks that he has arrived at his goal. He feels a sense of pride. After feeling pride, he does not advance forward, he keeps sitting there. If we want to progress sitting on a low stool, we should think that a bed is higher than a stool, and a throne is highest of them all. One sitting on the bed tells the persons sitting on the low stool – why are you sitting that low; come up to the height of my bed. He says, I am quite satisfied with my low sitting. Slowly he degenerates. Sometime he tumbles over from his low stool and once again falls into that mud and is besmeared with it. His rises and falls again. Thus by degrees, he reaches the height of the bed. Then by chance, some saint or sage passes that way and see that this man has not achieved his destination; how shall I show him his goal? The saint, with great difficulties, with great love, makes him understand the true welfare, on account of the great pity that rises in the saint’s mind. He lifts the person, who was shedding tears, feeling miserable and uplifts him and puts him on that throne, which is named the Akal Takhat (Throne of God). When one is raised to that high state, there death cannot touch him, cannot come near him. People raise different questions (about this path), different religions and faiths provide different answers (to those spiritual questions). End of excerpt. Such is that love where light illuminates the mind,dispelling darkness,where you see that light inside when you close your eyes and it radiates on your face outside. How do we open the floodgates within ourselves to let such love flow,so that we may rise above suffering and ignorance?When I do simran,sometimes I feel like I am trying to force myself to pump out any love I have by remembering virtues and qualities of Waheguru and maintain that love and build it to a flooding level. It comes so slowly and goes away at the smallest hint of excitement or pride,or loss of focus for that matter.Then I remind myself that my love isn't strong enough and shouldn't be trying to force an experience by artificially "remembering" their praise.If it was strong enough,it would overflow without much effort naturally(i.e true remembrance).However,I get confused as it otherwise feels that I am just sitting and mindlessly chanting waheguru.Then I try to stop thinking all together and keep chanting until I feel that love again and then the cycle repeats where I get stuck trying to maximize that feeling of love. So my question is: how do you build that love when you do simran? Like what do you think about if anything?Do you visualize scenes from our history like trying to visually imagine the condition of the singhs with Guru Gobind Singh Maharaj when anandpur sahib was under siege and feel that pain yourself?Or do you read translations of bani (in gurmukhi or english) and contemplate on the meaning of bani?Do you read works of the like of Dr.Vir Singh to charge yourself before doing simran? How do you melt your heart? What are your experiences and what advice would you kindly share?
  4. why bother trying to accomplish anything if it's all just a matter of grace. Even with love of parmatma and doing bhagti,it's only by their will as written in bani,so what good is the existence of others like me who aren't blessed with that love to do bhagti?Are life is just a wavering blob of mere existence.
  5. what would you ask from guru sahib if they asked you to ask for anything you want? Like if it was on the spot,if guru sahib or a sant mahapurkh for instance,what is the best and wisest to ask for?
  6. For example,children with their parents,how do you know it's moh or love.If a child is scolded,child starts crying is that moh? Is crying in general an expression of moh. Does being free from moh mean being a master of controlling your emotions.Controlling emotions when you feel happy,sad,angry being emotionally repressed like inputting commands into a computer? In essence does it mean to not be affected by emotions? Please explain.
  7. mahandulai

    What is Sikhi?

    I keep asking myself this. Only the brave, reply.
  8. The Sikh faith is renowned for its ideas and practices on tolerance and understanding. There have been historical accounts where Sikh figures have exceeded all normal human limits on what is considered to be benevolent and tolerant behaviour. However, in the day-to-day reality of life for the average person (i.e. us), should there ever be limits imposed on how far we utilise these compassionate qualities, especially if the unbridled display and utilisation of such goodness will ultimately never be reciprocated, and, more importantly, will actually serve to cause more harm than discernible good in the long term? Or is the act of compassion itself the only concern, and any consequences -- either good or bad -- arising from its application are irrelevant; if so, why?
  9. mahandulai

    What is Sikhi?

    I keep finding myself asking this. Only the brave, reply.
  10. ਚਾਰੇ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਉਨਿ ਅਘ ਕੀਏ ਹੋਆ ਅਸੁਰ ਸੰਘਾਰੁ ॥ Chaarae Kilavikh Oun Agh Keeeae Hoaa Asur Sanghaar || If you have committed the four great sins and other mistakes; even if you are a murderous fiend does anyone know what is meant by the 4 great sins. it makes me think of the bujjar kurehit...is it something similar? the line is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji on Ang 70 if you want to go look at the full shabad.
  11. I am a 25 year old Brahmin living in Delhi. I am in a relationship with a sikh girl. We are looking to get married. We have not talked to our parents as of now. But we will be talking very soon. My mother is okay with having a sikh bride in her house. Though I have not converted but I am a sikh by heart, maybe more than those who are originally sikhs like those I know. I go to gurudwara on a weekly basis, I dont cut my beard, I do seva regularly, I read gurbani and also try to follow all those things that i try to. I have been following sikhism even before i met the love of my life. She is a Kaur, by the way. I have also decided that after marriage we will be following both Sikhism and hinduism in our house. Our first child will be a sikh and our second child will be a brahmin. I just want to know the opinion of the community. Thanks in advance.
  12. Guest

    Question

    Just a question out of curiousity, I know you guys will be annoyed by yet another pesh post but... do you only need pesh for bujjar kurehit?
  13. Guest

    Ishnaan query

    Can panj ishnaan replace full ishnaan at amritvela? Panj during amritvela and then after nitnem full ishnaan after amritvela is that okay or not?
  14. Guest

    Question

    I am amritdhari and I think I keep good rehat (keshi ishnaan everyday no outside food, vegetarian, nitnemis) but I made a mistake. I watched porn and masturbated. I regret it so much, and this is such a big problem for me. Is it a kurehit? Do I need to Pesh? And how do I stop?
  15. DarshaPyasi1984

    What does Birti mean

    Also the video discusses why people get sleepy during simran.
  16. DarshaPyasi1984

    What does Birti mean

    Also the video discusses why people get sleepy during simran.
  17. TheeTurbanator

    What is "NAAM"

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! What is "NAAM"? Gurbani.org in an article basically states that Naam is knowledge Link to article: https://www.gurbani.org/gurblog/gurbani-defines-naam/ While other sources state that Naam is just the name of god. My question is simple: What is "NAAM"??
  18. i have tingling feeling centre of foreheadish when doing simran path. Also hear tingling in ears during simran and sometimes when I am not doing it as well. Can someone clear this up please with details. Thanks
  19. Guest

    gutka ji question?

    gurfateh ji! recently i was gifted a gutka ji made from my city's gurdwara, the quality was not really good and one of the pages got ripped from it and i am beyond embarrassedand scared of this paap ive accidentally committed, i wish i was more careful, and i am an amritdhari, so my question is what do i do with this gutka ji now? & do i need to do pesh, and take amrit again? i feel that this is the worst thing ever done
  20. Prayers only for the male child everywhere Despite the awareness cam paigns and change in out look, people's preference for a son lingers even in this time and age. This comes through even among the Punjabi diaspora.There is still an underlying pressure to have sons rather than daughters, says Balvinder Kaur Saund of the UK's Sikh Women's Alliance in a candid essay.She minces no words, saying, "Despite all our talk about women being equal, in practise it is the opposite."The awareness campaigns against gender inequality have led to corrective thinking, but the mindset in favour of a male child is deep-rooted. She says the birth of a male grandchild is still preferred, and celebrated by grandparents."Families hold Akhand Paths, Bhangra parties and sponsor radio programmes to announce the arrival of a grandson. Paaths like Sukhmani Sahib are generally held to mark girls' birthdays while others go quiet on the birth of a baby girl."Saund says this is apparent when you visit a gurdwara in London. "A few months ago, a granthi in a gurdwara in East London, was saying a prayer on behalf of a grandmother who asked God to grant her the boon of a grandson. The Alliance members spoke to the granthi in the Langar Hall. We asked him first if anyone ever asked him to conduct prayers for a girl child? He said, `Never'. Then we asked him why does he not say prayers for the birth of a healthy baby, rather than mentioning gender preference. He wrung his hands and replied that he only does what he is asked."Angered by this, Balvinder pleads, "Enough is enough, put a stop to such subtle and intimidating pressure on women. It is man's sperm that decides the gender of the baby." She points out that it's older mothers who "make life hell" for new mothers, and ap peals to Sikh leaders, "We proudly say Kaur means princess and Singh means Lion. Are the Lions eating their own princesses now? Let us have a serious debate on this vile practise of female infanticide..."However, this is not an exclusively Punjabi problem.Speaking during a UK radio show, Ikraam from Scotland said, his moth er always made it plain that she wanted sons, and not girls, which caused him to think the same way.When his third child was a daughter, he initially distanced himself from her. But four years on, he says, "I love her more than my two sons."Rahima, who was born into a Sikh family but married a Muslim and adopted that faith, has three daughters, one of whom is severely disabled. She says people would offer commiserations to her for having another daughter. An Asian mother even asked her what sins she must have committed in previous lives to have three girls and one who is disabled. She says her in-laws have never pushed them for sons, but her father, pressurized her brother into having a son after three daughters.The preference for a son is clearly a problem, but there are efforts to tackle it by various groups. One such campaign "The Pink Ladoo campaign" -offers pink laddoos to promote celebrations of a daughter's birth -to show that sweets should not only be distributed on the birth of a male child. http://m.timesofindia.com/city/chandigarh/Prayers-only-for-the-male-child-everywhere/articleshow/53802964.cms Education, money, religious scriptures have no impact on punjabi's.
  21. I've already posted here and just read I need 100 posts to participate, but members here with less still post, is it cool or should I not until i have more than 100
  22. Sadh Sangat Ji, Why do we Jap (recite) Waheguru, as in the word Waheguru? Where does this come from? I'm very limited in my knowledge, i know WaheGuru Gurmantar Hai Jupp Haumai Khoee But does this mean literally the word Waheguru is the Gurmantar i.e. we repeat the word Waheguru, or is it more the meaning of the word Waheguru is the Gurmantar i.e. praising God / Guru Ji, saying "Guru Ji is Waho!" is our Gurmantar instead of a ritualistic repetition of a word? I know in Gurbani we don't take things at face value and that things mean more, have a deeper meaning so this is where this thought process has come from. Views, explainations, insights appreciated!
  23. do we all eventually go back to were we came from no matter how many hundreds of human births/rebirths it takes or do some souls wander forever
  24. simran345

    Admin Ji

    Admin ji How do i delete a post? How do i move a post from one section to another?
  25. ive heard sikhs in uk raid places cause they believe their was alchole and meat at the location and took the guru granth sahib out of the building what about people who download the guru granth sahib onto their computers and watch porn on the same computer how should those people be dealt and when are sikhs crossing the line into idol worship respect guru granth sahib teachings by practising them but it just seems like sikhism has bin mixed with hinduism with how sikhs treat the guru granth sahib and this may be do to the fact of british control of the gurdwaras and 100 years ago illiterate sikhs growing up with hindus getting two customs mixed together
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