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You constantly run away from seva, Chatanga. Remember you ran away when there were talks about financing parchaar projects in Pak or getting a historical Granth translated?

No, ManmatKosh, I am still committed to these projects but I CHOSE not to work on them with a person like you.

Remember how you tried to deceive everyone on Sikhawareness.com with an edited tract from an historical granth?

I would work on your hankar first. That should be your main project. I'm sure you'll find plenty of quotes from Guru Granth Sahib about hankar.

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No, ManmatKosh, I am still committed to these projects but I CHOSE not to work on them with a person like you.

Remember how you tried to deceive everyone on Sikhawareness.com with an edited tract from an historical granth?

I would work on your hankar first. That should be your main project. I'm sure you'll find plenty of quotes from Guru Granth Sahib about hankar.

You got no historical knowledge and start name calling because you're so insecure. Grow up. And the historical tract speaks for itself, you can twist it as much as you want. Bring any non biased even non Sikh translator and see what he makes of it.

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Scholars? Isn't that were you have gone wrong? Following the 10th Grade pass "Professors", when you should be listening to Gyanis, well-versed in Gurbani and trained in Gurmat for years before they are allowed to preach?

No thank you.

Dont argue with retards my friend.
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On 06/09/2013 at 10:50 AM, chatanga said:

Just an idea I had, and I hope these words can express it, but when I look around at younger Sikhs today, those who follow Sikhi, to any extent seem to be into everything and anything Sikhi.

I was thinking about this, cos I have been like this in my younger days, but now have realised that there are so many areas to work in, for the betterment of the panth, that it is impossible to do every one. Rather than be a jack of all trades and expert in none, i made a decision to look at what things in the panth can be improved and do sewa specifically for that.

So i made a decision to work on 2 main projects only for the future, whilst supporting any others i can.

Since I have been doing it, i have felt that there has actually been progress, and would like to impress on the Sikhs here that maybe there could be an issue(s) that they feel strongly about and devote themselves to that practically and prioritise that.

Here are some areas in which attention is required, please feel free to add others:

Sewa in your local gurdwara, ie specifically,langar, education, community awareness

Gurmat Sangeet

Shastarvidiya

SIkh heritage around the world, esp Pakistan, and certain states in india

SIkh manuscripts, which are rotting/hidden away, which could be brought before world-wide sangat, and translationed into english

Human Rights

Fundraising

Charity work

Sikh political issues in the western world on community or national scale

Important annual events in the Sikh calendar

Sikhi camps

Forgotten traditions within the panth

International world days (examples of this are world literacy day, sept, and world book day in march)

With some of these people who are reluctant to do sewa for the panth, because of their personal commitment to their Sikhi, (meaning they may not be keeping kes etc) there are still areas in which they can still provide sterling assistance to the Panth.

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On 07/09/2013 at 0:26 PM, chatanga said:

Sikh history can be divided into 5 periods:

1.The Guru Period 1469-1708

2.The Dal Khalsa 1708-1799

3.The Sikh Raaj 1800-1849

4.The British Raaj 1849-1947

5. Partition and after 1947-present

Of course these 5 main periods will still have further specific divisions in them.

Brothers and sisters, why not take a particular period, and focus on that for personal interest and specialise in that time period?

Or take a particular event, person, from these periods and learn all about that, from every source available and specialise in that?

That is not to say, neglect the others, but to become experts on particular strands of Sikh history.

Then why not in some future time, share that expertise with the wider Sikh community?

Take the example of Gurinder Singh Mann, who has devoted himself to learning about Dasam Granth and other less well known scriptures. Now after years of intense research on specific subjects, he is doing an amazing job sharing his research with the world.

YOU can be the next Gurinder Singh Mann.

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