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We won't get another shot at this, so wherever we are in the world, for the next few weeks lets ALL do as many as possible and give it a final push.

Benti to keep bumping this thread!

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Baba Basant Singh ji (Johlan Wale)

In the early 1920's Babaji, using his spiritual insight

understood that dark days overshadowed the Panth in the near future,

and so he had five hundred Singhs baptized and he sent them to the

high hills of a forested area in Jallunder to meditate and pray for the Panth

esclusively, everyday they would arise at two in the morning and recite Sukhmani Sahib

in a freezing river, they would then commence their meditations.

Once a Nihang came to see Baba Basant Singh ji

and he lamented to Babaji about the sad state of the Panth under British rule,

Babaji said "Bhai, the state of the Panth is indeed bad, and it will worsen,

but these hard times will be lessened because we have five hundred Singhs as we speak

who have given their lives to meditate and pray solely for the Panth's chardi kala."

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Bhai Randhir Singh ji

"During the horrowing tortures of the heros from the Lahore Conspiracy Case in which True Patriots like Bhai Randhir Singh bore burdens of torment and long incarceration in the dingy dungeons of British Imperialism's worst prisons Gurbani was the Singhs only source of comfort.

It so happened that Bhai Randhir Singh from his very arrival in the Multan prison in solitary confinement, could be found reciting hymns from Gurbani, many of the other prisoners were illiterate and had never even been to a Gurdwara, yet slowly but surely they began to read Gutkha Sahibs and recite the hymns like Japji Sahib and Sukhmani Sahib, in fact one of the Sepoys, Sadhu Radha Singh became an ardent Sikh and was praised for his melodious recitations of Sukhmani Sahib which gave strength to his tortured comrades.

Over time many of the prisoners had memorized as many as thirty hymns from Guru Granth Sahib like Attar Singh, and when the British tried to punish them by handling the Gutkhas with unclean hands and eventually depriving the Singhs of them, it was to no avail because as the Singhs had memorized the hymns they now began to shout them louder than ever.

When Bhai Randhir Singh ji was tortured by being shackled in the South Indian heatwave in a dingy cell for days without food or water, he and his comrades maintained strength by reciting Japji Sahib over and over, in fact Bhai Sahib ji said that their weight and health were restored and maintained by the holy word of Gurbani alone and not by any nutrition or physical stimulus.

When some prisoners of this sangat escaped in a daring operation they recited Chandi di // at the top of their lungs, 50 British guards fled for their lives and the 8 Singhs ran to freedom, Bhai Sahib ji who remained in prison continually recited Sukhmani Sahib for their health and freedom.

In fact throughout his darkest hours, Bhai Sahib ji relied only on Gurbani to give him strength, and even when the Judges and Authorities questioned and punished him he would only respond with verses of Gurbani to show that God alone can judge the soul and all is his sweet Will whether it brings pain or pleasure."

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"Bhai Harbans Lal, president of the Guru Granth Sahib Academy of America has translated the whole of that Sacred Scripture into Shahmukhi, Persian and Arabic scripts for the benefit of many Pakistani, Iraqi, Iranian and Afghanistani Sikhs and religious scholars and readers alike.

Similarly, Jaspal Kaur of Thailand has translated the Guru Granth Sahib into Thai and a Hukamnama is taken every morning in the head Gurdwara in Bangkok in Thai.

Gurbani has also recently been translated into many other foriegn languages such as French, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Bengali, Gujrati and ten other Indian languages--thus spreading the holy hymns of the Guru's worldwide and in as many tongues as mediums."

Power of Money~~~

1. Most of us think that money has a lot of power.

2. We believe that money can give us ever-lasting happiness.

3. That is why through out our life, we struggle to earn money.

4. But can money really give us ever-lasting happiness?

Gurbani reminds us that:

Sukh Naahi Bohte Dhan Khaate (SGGS: 1147)

1. This means that even if we have lot of money, we can not get ever-lasting happiness.

2. Money can give us temporary happiness, but it can not give us permanent happiness.

3. We may not believe in this line of Gurbani.

4. So, let us look at the rich people in this world, and ask these questions:

~ Is every rich person happy?

~ Is every rich person healthy?

~ Is every rich person without tensions?

~ Is every rich person wise and intelligent?

~ Did our Gurus collect wealth for their personal use?

~ If money cannot give us ever-lasting happiness, then how do we get ever-lasting happiness?

Gurbani gives us the answer:

Sarb Sukhaa Har Har Gun Gaaye (SGGS: 1147)

~ Ever-lasting happiness is obtained only by Praising God (Naam Simran).

~ Naam Simran protects us - everywhere and every time.

~ Though Money can be stolen from us, Naam Simran cannot be stolen.

~ We spend a lot of time to collect Money; similarly, we can try and spend sufficient time to collect Naam Simran or Naam Dhan.

Gurbani shows us this method to get ever-lasting happiness.

Contributed with the Grace of Waheguru by: Satnam Kaur

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Date: 30 May 2009

Time: 05:10 - 21:10

Location: Guru Nanak Gurdwara

Street: High St, Smethwick

Town/City: Smethwick, United Kingdom

Phone: 07878760899

Email: info@chaupaisahib.org

In order to support this aim, The British Sikh Student Federation along with Kaurageous and The Sikh Naujawan Academy will be hosting a 12 hour Chaupai Sahib Jaap on Saturday 30th May 09 at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, High St, Smethwick from 5am till 5pm followed by Katha, Kirtan and Kavishiri.

Please take out the time to attend and support this event.

for Rauls and more info call:

07878760899/07763608328

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On the Power of Gurbani:

Sant Darbara Singh of Lopon Wale:

"By having the divine darshan of Adi Guru Granth Sahib ji and the holy hearing of it's hymns--the sins of millions of past lives are obliterated"

"by reading and listening to the amar bachans or immortal praises of Gurbani and by enshrining then in one's heart--the mortal man becomes immortal"

"make a rosary of praises strung upon the light of Gurbani and meditate on it so that the sun of enlightenment effaces all of your pains"

Sant Jagjit Singh (Lopon Wale)

Once a Sikh and Sant Jagjit Singh ji had the following discussion on religious merit:

A Sikh asked Sant ji "Babaji why do pilgrims go to the Kumbh Mela? What merit do they obtain by so going?"

Sant ji said "Bhai, by attending they have twelve years of past sins destroyed"

The Sikh questioned further saying "Babaji, I cannot attend, but I would also like to have twelve years of sins removed, what else could I similarly do?"

Sant Jagjit Singh ji replied "you can bathe in the Ganges or at other places of pilgrimage and the sins will be similarly washed away"

The Sikh continued to ask "Babaji, those places are very far, you seem to be hiding something great, what can I do to gain greater religious merit than these simple acts?"

Sant Jagjit Singh responded by saying "Yes, Bhai, there is something far greater you can do that will remove many more sins than bathing in the Ganges--simply have an Akhand Paath done, and place a vessel of water next to Guru Granth Sahib ji for the whole duration of the recitation, then after it is finished drink that water--it will have been transformed into the most purest nectar by having the holy stream of Gurbani pouring it's spiritual influence into it--this is the true pilgrimage and holy bath that destroys all sins"

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Gurbani Recitation Cures All Ills

"In the times of Baba Nand Singh ji, the Maharaja of Patiala renounced Sikhism also in favor of Tantric practices, he began to eat meat, drink wine, use intoxicants and commit debauchery, after living such a sinful life he became very ill, as his condition painfully worsened, his court's people got worried and they asked Baba Nand Singh ji who was meditating near by if he could save the Raja,

Baba Nand Singh ji refused and said "the Maharaja had peace when the Guru Granth Sahib was in his palace and hymns were recited therefrom--but since he has removed it his health has declined"

When he was again requested by the Ranis to divinely intervene, Baba Nand Singh ji finally agreed to help, but he said "it is not I who can save the Raja, Akal Purukh will not restore him to health--he is destined to suffer in hell, but through the continued recitation of Gurbani he shall be healed,

Under Baba Nand Singh ji's supervision 101 Sampat Akhand Paaths were started and through the holy influence of those recitations alone--the Raja was liberated from his evil karmas--such is the power of Gurbani".

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Vahiguroo Jee Ka Khalsa,

Vahiguroo Jee Kee Phatehi!

video of chaupai sahib:

WERE DOING IT AGAIN

Date: 25May 2009

Time: 06:00 - 12:00p, (midday)

Location: Sri Guru Singh Sabha Slough-Deori

Street: Sheehy Way

Town/City: Slough, United Kingdom

Phone: 07837066221

Email: gupt_sevadaar@hotmail.co.uk

The aim of Chaupai Sahib One million is to collectively complete 1,000,000 Chaupai Sahib paath’s in memory of the victims of the 1984 genocide, to pray for justice, and for the chardi khala of the Panth, www.chaupaisahib.org

This is our chance to unite across the globe, pray together and demonstrate our unity on this issue.

In order to support this aim, Slough Sikh Sangat will be hosting a 6 hour Chaupai Sahib Jaap on Monday 25 09 at Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Sheehy Way, Slough, Berkshire. Parkaash will be at 3.45am, followed by Nitnem, and hor beant baniaan da ucharan. come feel the bliss of amritvela!!!

Please take out the time to attend and support this event.

a few photos from previous programme (professional lol ) can be found on bhai atma singhs flikr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/atmasingh/

ive also attached some good ones!

Vahiguroo Jee Ka Khalsa,

Vahiguroo Jee Kee Phatehi!

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I hve been doing paths of caupai shaib since 10 years for chardi kala of panth daily between 5- 10 paths apart for chardi kala and success of singhs also jap shaib paths for 20 years .I hope I MUST HAVE CROSSED 30,000 FIGURES OF CHAPUAI SHAIB AND 8 000 JAP SHAIBS PATHS.

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Quick reminder, the 12hour Chaupai Sahib Jaap is this Saturday 30th May 09 at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, High St Smethwick from 5am-5pm followed by Kirtan by Acapella Jatha & Ragi Gursharan Singh ji, Katha by Giani Baldev Singh ji and Kavishiri by Jagowale Jatha.

Please take out the time to attend and support this event.

Sewadars still needed for Rauls. To volunteer please contact one of the sewadars below:

07878760899/07763608328

*G5 Sikh Media will be covering the event through audio and visual recordings. A G5 Sikh Media Stall will also be present with the latest hoodies, t-shirts and posters.*

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