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22 hours ago, Jacfsing2 said:

I'm personally a huge fan of cartoons, and believe spreading messages of Guru Sahib are very important; however, I'm not very keen on depicting Guru Sahib in any form other than Gur-Shabad, unless it's somewhat realistic.

 

My main desire is to make the whole world know about sikhee and benefit  by its wisdom, if only He wishes so, with my petty 2 cents.  Sikhee is a pool of nectar, where whosoever comes with the thirst of spirituality, can get it quenched with ease.

You see, there are many of our sikh brothers and sisters all around the world out of our home land, who have small aged children,  so I thought as they already love cartoons and watch them attentively, why not make the right efforts and according to their age and understanding,  share with them, the basics of sikhee.

I am sure that by His Kirpa, when they grow up a bit more, they will have a natural inclination  towards sikhee, also aided by the guidance of their parents at all times, they shall go much far on this path of love and devotion to Wahiguru Akal Purukh.

If we want sikhee to be strong, then roots have to be deep rooted since the very begining, means childhood.

Anything which may make us remember Him, and attracts us towards Him, is most welcome, that is important, otherwsie apart from His simran, His bhakti, there is no such thing in the 3 lokas, which can make any justice to His wadeeayee.

Sat Sree Akal.

 

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20 minutes ago, harsharan000 said:

 

My main desire is to make the whole world know about sikhee and benefit  by its wisdom, if only He wishes so, with my petty 2 cents.  Sikhee is a pool of nectar, where whosoever comes with the thirst of spirituality, can get it quenched with ease.

You see, there are many of our sikh brothers and sisters all around the world out of our home land, who have small aged children,  so I thought as they already love cartoons and watch them attentively, why not make the right efforts and according to their age and understanding,  share with them, the basics of sikhee.

I am sure that by His Kirpa, when they grow up a bit more, they will have a natural inclination  towards sikhee, also aided by the guidance of their parents at all times, they shall go much far on this path of love and devotion to Wahiguru Akal Purukh.

If we want sikhee to be strong, then roots have to be deep rooted since the very begining, means childhood.

Anything which may make us remember Him, and attracts us towards Him, is most welcome, that is important, otherwsie apart from His simran, His bhakti, there is no such thing in the 3 lokas, which can make any justice to His wadeeayee.

Sat Sree Akal.

 

That's a great idea, but today more and more people among our community have been obsessed with the image of Guru Sahib then with Guru Sahib himself, in my own life, I've seen some people who take the photo as the representation of Vaheguru, rather than trying to do Simran or Pant themselves.

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4 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

That's a great idea, but today more and more people among our community have been obsessed with the image of Guru Sahib then with Guru Sahib himself, in my own life, I've seen some people who take the photo as the representation of Vaheguru, rather than trying to do Simran or Pant themselves.

There’s nothing wrong with having a pic of Gurus, as long as we don’t worship them and become all ritualistic. Some people use pics as a tool only to help them and when they are advanced enough on their spiritual journey, they are able to focus on Gurbani. Not everybody is on the same spiritual level and you should be aware of that. 

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The Lion and the Mouse

 

A lion was sleeping at noon after his meal. There a mouse ran by chance over his body that woke the 'king of the beasts'. The angry lion caught hold of the small mouse with his heavy paw, and wanted to smash it to death.

The poor mouse explained that it ran over his body by chance, and not with any intention to disturb his sleep. It prayed for mercy to the lion.The lion, however, pardoned the tiny creature.

Now the mouse promised the lion of any kind of help in future. At this, the lion smiled, because he did not know how a small creature like a mouse could be of any help to a mighty lion.The mouse bowed down and left silently.

One day the lion fell into the trap of hunters. He roared and roared for help from other animals of the forest. But no one came forward to his help for fear of being caught by the hunters.

But as soon as the mouse heard the lion roaring, it came near the lion and began to gnaw the strings of the net steadily. It made soon a large hole in the net, and the lion escaped easily.Now the lion admitted that even a small creature can be of help to the largest animal at times.

Moral: Mercy is rewarded.

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SWEETNESS OF GURU HAR KRISHAN

Guru Har Rai, 7th Patshahee had two sons.

The older one was called Baba Ram Rai, and he was very smart.

The younger one was called Baba HarKrishan, and he was very sweet with a divine light.

Both the boys were reading from the teachings, the Adi Granth and they looked so innocent and so devoted.  

Someone asked the Guru, “great Guru, both of your children are very handsome, they’re both very intelligent, and both are very spiritual & humble. How can you possibly decide which one will be the next Guru?”

Guru ji came with him to where the two boys were, and told him to do a test as the boys were reading from the Adi Granth.

“Take a needle to the table where they are reading the Granth Sahib. Try to poke the needle into the wood of that table. If it is read with love everything will become soft and the needle will easily go in.” "

And the man replied, "yes Sir, Wahe Guru!"

So the man saw the younger son, Baba HarKrishan, reading, “Ik Ongkar, SatGurPrasaad, slok Mahula Panjvaa..." 

Baba HarKrishan read with great devotion and love. As the boy was reading the man came to the wood table and slowly put the needle there. It went in, smoothly, as if the wood was made out of wax!

And the Guru said, "HarKrishan my son, please explain to everyone the meaning of what you just read." Then Guru HarKrishan replied, “Yes father, God is in every heart! Once the heart remembers it’s home it is happy and we are God...” 

Baba HarKrishan´s explanation filled everyone with bliss. People were blown away. Then the older brother Baba Ram Rai took the seat and started reading the same section, “Ik Ongkar, SatGurPrasaad, slok Mahula Panjvaa...”

RamRai read very beautifully and sweetly too. As he was reading the man tried to pull the needle out of the wood... "Let me just, uhhh hummm uhh, it wont come out!" But it was stuck, it wouldn't come out! The wood had gone back to being hard, just like normal.

The Guru said, "Ram Rai my son, please explain to everyone the meaning of what you just read." And Ram Rai replied, "Yes father, his section was rather eloquently explaining something you may well want to understand. The chatrik  bird is famed for it’s particular behavior......" 

Baba Ram Rai's explanation was very convincing and everyone was so impressed. Guru ji then asked the boys to read another random section, which they did.

Baba HarKrishan started reading, Ik ­ong kār sat nam karṯa purakẖ nirbẖa­o nirvair akal murat ajuni saibhang gur parshad jap aad sach jugaadh sach hai bhee sach nanak hosee bhee sach". This time the man tried to take out the needle out of the wood, it came out smoothly without any effort, he said, "Huhahah, Wahe Guru! Wahe Guru! How did this happen? It is so beautiful! Wahe Guru!"

How did the wood melt?

Why did it become soft like wax?

Why could the needle only come in or out when Baba HarKrishan read?

No one else seemed too sure which of the boys would be the next Guru but a few people now knew.

They saw with their own eyes which of the boys had more love. Later it became known that Baba RamRai had spiritual powers. He could read minds, he knew about people’s past lives, he could make correct predictions about when someone would die, he could become weightless & he could make jewels appear out of thin air, he could make himself invisible so one one could see him, and many many other things. Many people were amazed at him and thought he was a great holy man, but they were only looking on the outside, they weren't looking on the inside.  

Baba HarKrishan’s love was his super power. His miracle was inside. When someone is loving it just melts your heart.

HarKrishan’s love melted many people’s hearts, it melted everything around, it melted everything he touched, it even melted wood.

Baba Harkrishan became the next Guru, when he was 5 years old.

He became Guru HarKrishan, the child Guru.

Can anyone imagine a 5 year old boy, being a great leader of people?

Guru HarKrishan was truly a great leader.

It had to be so about His sweetness and leadership, as He was Wahiguru Akal Purukh Himself.

 

Sat Sree Akal.

 

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Bhai Lalo and Malik Bhago

 

Guru Nanak traveled to a number of places, including Saidpur, now known as Eminabad. Before Guru Ji arrived at Saidpur, the word has spread in the whole city that a holy man is going to visit their town.

Malik Bhago was the chief of the town. He was a corrupt person and who had earned a lot of wealth through unfair means. He would charge extra tax to the poor farmers and would take most of their crop, leaving them hungry.

He had become a wealthy person by taking other’s belongings. When Malik heard the news of Guru Ji’s arrival, he started preparing for Guru’s stay at his house.

When Guru Nanak reached Saidpur, he knocked on the door of a poor carpenter named Lalo. Guru Ji chose to stay with Lalo for sometime as a guest. Lalo would serve Guru Ji with little food he could afford and Guru Ji would eat the simple food with love.

News reached Malik Bhago that Guru Ji was staying with Lalo. Malik held a big gathering and invited all the holy men including Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Guru Ji did not accept his invitation.

Malik became very angry that Guru Nanak Dev Ji refused his proposal and ordered to force the Guru to visit his place. Two guards were sent to Lalo’s home to escort Guru Ji. Guru Nanak Ji decided to go visit Malik’s palace.

When Guru Ji reached Malik’s palace, Malik Bhago said, “O holy man, I have prepared so many dishes for you, but you are staying with a poor carpenter and eating his dry bread? Why?”

The Guru replied, “I cannot eat your food because your bread is ill-begotten and has been made with money sucked from the poor through unfair means, while Lalo's bread is made from the hard-earned money.”

Malik Bhago very mad after hearing Guru Ji’s remarks and asked Guru Ji to prove his point. Guru Nanak Dev Ji asked for a loaf of bread from Lalo's house.

In one hand the Guru held Lalo's dry bread and in the other he held Malik Bhago's bread. Guru Ji then squeezed both breads with his hands.

Milk dripped out from Lalo's bread while blood dripped from Malik Bhago's bread.

Malik Bhago was completely shaken by his guilt and asked for forgiveness.

Guru Ji asked him to distribute his ill-gotten wealth among the poor and henceforth live an honest life. Malik Bhago was re-born with the Guru's blessing.

He started living an honest life.

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Why does God Himself helps His Devotees?

Once a king in India went to Guru Nanak Dev Maharaj and asked, “O Guru! As you told us that God Himself supports His true worshiper, but God has so many apostles, why does He support His devotees Himself?

Why does not He send His apostles to help the devotees?”

As he said this, his own son who was playing at the bank of a nearby river slipped in the river. The king did not waited for a second, and jumped in the river right after his son to save his child.

After saving his child he returned to the Guru.

The Guru asked, “My dear friend, you were sitting here with me a minute ago and why did you jump in the river?”

King explained that his son had slipped in the river and he went to save him.

Then the Guru asked, “Dear friend, you have so many servants then why did you jumped in the river by yourself? Why did not you send you servants to save him?”

The King said, “When it come to my son. I do not want to take any chances and would do anything it takes to protect him. I love my son very much and I do not want to lose him at any cost.”

Then Guru Ji said: “My dear friend, God loves His devotees the same way as you love your son.

That is why he Himself saves His true worshipper.”

Sat Sree Akal.

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WONDERS, IN A GLANCE OF MEHER, OF GURU JEE

 

During one of his mission to enlighten people,  Guru Nanak Dev Maharaj traveled a great distance to the wilderness of Assam with his companions, Bala and Mardana. Mardana was very hungry and tired, so they sat under a tree. After sometime, Mardana went to get something to eat.

On his way he met Kauda, the cannibal. Kauda took Mardana by surprise and bounded his hand and foot by a rope and then carried him to the spot where he had kept a big pan full of oil for frying the flesh of his victims. Kauda started to lighten fire under the pan. When Mardana saw Kauda preparing to butcher him, he was very frightened and prayed to Guru Ji to come to his rescue.

The all-knowing Guru realized what was happening to Mardana. He started walking towards Kauda’s place in order to rescue Mardana.

Kauda was trying to light the fire when Guru ji appeared. Kauda was completely bewildered. He went towards the Guru and tied him as well. He lit the fire and within minutes the oil was burning hot.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji said that he wants be the first one to be fried. Kauda was astonished and surprise. He had never seen anyone like Guru Nanak before. Kauda carried on his routine and lifted Guru Ji to be put him in the big pan.

When the Guru’s feet touched the hot oil, it became cold as ice.

Kauda then knew that Guru Nanak Dev Ji was not an ordinary person. Guru Ji looked at Kauda with compassion and graciously and said, "Kauda! You do not realize what you are doing. Would you cast yourself in the burning fire of hell?"

Kauda, whose conscience was dead with heinous crimes, suddenly came to realization and was overwhelmed with repentance. The very gracious and holy sight of the divine Guru made him realize his guilt and he fell at Guru’s feet and begged for mercy. The gracious Guru blessed him with Naam, the meditation on the Name of God.

Kauda changed entirely and thereafter lived as a devout disciple of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

He became an honest person and a devotee of God.

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Story from the Devi Purana- Lesson learned is that we should never be proud of our strength and power.

Strangely enough however, Devas who are expected to be the repositories of equanimity often tend to be the victims of this conflict. Worse would be in the case of Trinity sometimes! The conflict of Realism versus self-centeredness came to fore when Vishnu and Mahadeva began to claim supremacy over each other. Their inner awareness was overshadowed as they fought and tended to divide loyalties among Devas and the susceptible humans. The clash continued and they used to brag before their respective spouses who were quiet as they knew the Reality. As the collision took a serious turn, both Maha Lakshmi and Girija Devi left their respective abodes. Both Vishnu and Siva lost their controls and Shaktis. As both realised their follies and prayed to Maha Bhagavati, She appeared along with spouses and warned them that indeed they were like the grain and shell and in both the cases they were the shells and the Devi incarnations were the respective grains.  

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