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    You plonkas have no idea what Britain first is. In the 70's, if you were the extreme minority sikh in all white area, then on a Friday it was quite often that your parents would be walking home and get paki-bashed by NFs, who would mug the brown paypacket with the weeks wages. If you were a kid, then you may have missed 2 out of 5 of your packed lunches unless your let the whiteys stick your head done the toilet. SERIOUSLY, you have NO IDEA what the generations before you had to deal with in order for you to have your freedoms.
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    was he amritdhari ? handling eggs is not the same as eating
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    mohammed said himself that the the umma will destroy itself ...he should know
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    Not all of sikhi has to do with damdami taksal. Damdami taksal is one part of sikhi and not the only one, there are other parts of sikhi such as the nihangs,nirmaley,sevapanthis,udasis etc. They all have their own oral traditions that have been passed down. Im going to end this convo here cause there is no point in beating a dead horse.
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    Why do people worry when it is in Waheguru's hand ? I mean people are worried here that islam this that. The whole world is scum in my eyes
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    How are things now for you? Are you ok? Here’s some organisations if you or anybody else you know ever need them:
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    The koran predicts too they will rule this world and it will be an evil rule. I don't know which particular verses though. I heard their ladies talk about it at school.
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    VJKK VJKF Brother, To be honest with you - I hear what you are saying. I had the same issues although I didn't have a full grown beard. But when I did find the woman that I wanted to marry, not only did she encourage me to grow out my daari she has been ever more supportive of growing together in Sikhi. Since our Anand Karaaj we have only grown more in love with Sikhi. Trust me its hard but its worth it in the end when you find the right woman. Keep faith brother and do Ardas to Maharaaj
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    Had it been well administered and Maharaja Ranjit Singh been a far sighted leader, it would have still been a Sikh kingdom.
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    PRACTICE, FAITH & MORE PRACTICE If you are demotivated because you are not getting good opportunities... then this story will motivate you... Once, Lord Indra got upset with Farmers, he announced there will be no rain for 12 years & you won't be able to produce crops Farmers begged for clemency from Lord Indra, who then said, Rain will be possible only if Lord Shiva plays his Damru, but he secretly requested Lord Shiva not to agree to these Farmers & when Farmers reached Lord Shiva he repeated the same thing that he will play Damru after 12 years Disappointed Farmers decided to wait till 12 years but one Farmer regularly was digging treating & putting manure in the soil & sowing the seeds even with no crop emerging Other Farmers were making fun of that Farmer. After 3 years all Farmers asked that Farmer why are you wasting your time n energy when you know that rains will not come before 12 years He replied " I know that crop won't come out but I'm doing it as a matter of "practice". After 12 years I will forget the process of growing crops n working in the field so I must keep it doing so that I'm fit to produce the crop, the moment there is rain after 12 years Hearing his argument Goddess Parvati praised his version before Lord Shiva & said You may also lose the practice of playing the Damru after 12 years The innocent Lord Shiva in his anxiety just tried to play the Damru, if he could, and hearing the sound of Damru immediately there was rain n the farmer who was regularly working in the field got his crop emerged immediately and others were disappointed. Debriefing of this story The game is won during the practice, not during the performance. If you are waiting for the good opportunity before you start practicing, then you have lost the race. "Practice is boring but that's what makes your performance interesting"
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    Thank you for correcting my unpardonable error. I suppose it was a brain fart.
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    Understand that now. Thanks.
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    Is the reference to the radhaswami cult affecting you to this extent that you lose your mental balance?
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    Well said jkvlondon. Does not the Bani say: bin boliya sabh kich jaanda, Kis aagey keejay ardas ? So let us ask ourselves, do we really need to ask Him, or tell Him what we need, or what He ought to do, as per our wishes, our desires? He who has the power to give, surely has the power to know also what He has to do, or when He has to do.... The thing is we have limited ourselves with manmat. You see brother, before we were born, our destiny was written, then only we were born. It is like the movie we watch, is has been prerecorded. Without that prerecording, no movie can be watched. Isn´t it? In a similar way, our present lives are based on our past karmas. And the law of karmas, works under righteousness, without any manipulations, oo any corrupted powers of humans, gods and so on..... You see, He is perfect, Nature works under His perfect Hukum, so if it is so, let us ask ourselves, how can He modify His Hukum, just for our selfish limited vision and desires? Or do we think, we can bribe Him with our so called "prayers", so that He may edit the movie of our lives as per our wishes instantly? It seems that we take Him more likely the genie of Aladino´s lamp, than what He really is. He is an infinite Ocean of love, peace and bliss. So if any discomfort we have, and we want to erase it, we have to do the real bhakti. We have to attach and merge ourselves with His Shabad Form, which can be possible by Hi simran. The Bani says: Har simran me Prabh aap Nirankara. Which means, He Himself is present in His Simran. You see, all that which we have to give, receive or suffer, is already written, which can not be modified. Plus any karmas we do, are all taxable by Dharam Rai. There is only one thing which is not written in our destiny, and that wealth is not taxable. It is the real wealth, unextingushable. The more one gathers it, the more can we take it with us. The Bani says: jal nahee dubey, taskar nahee leve, bhaae na sakey saare . This means, that True wealth, water can not drown it, fire can not burn it, and the robber(kal purukh who collects his due taxes on all karmas performed by us in his jurisdiction:Trilok), can not rob it. But look at the condition of us moorakhs manmukhs: we shall do all sort of rituals, external practices, entagle ourselves with dharam, mazab, politics, lands, etc ..... but, that True action, that True bhakti, we do not pay attention and overlook at it, though our Guru sahibans, in each and every Ang, in the Bani, have only stressed on doing the right bhakti of His Naam Simran, by which we have imbibe the countless virtues of Akal Purukh, and thus slowly and slowly start feeling and knowin the changes that ocurr within ourselves. Ourwardly we may look more or less the same, but by His Grace, our mind starts getting the "rus" of Naam, and sheds all its evil tendencies, and we just adjust ourselves with His will, which makes us ask nothing but only more and more of His bhakti, so that we may have a glimpse of His blessed Darshan. This is the mahanta of sikhee. Sat Sree Akal.
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    There is no oral tradition of aarti being done with candles before the 10 Gurus or Adi Granth. If such an oral tradition existed, one of the DamDami Taksal Jathedar's would not have spoken against it. Sant Baba Gurbachan Singh ji is one of the most learned kathavachaks in Gurbani and Sikh history related to Gurbani shabads.
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    soooooo back on topic. Here's Sant Bhindrawale's take on the Mata Ji's past lives. http://kam1825.podbean.com/e/mata-sahib-kaurs-previous-life/ So my initial post about Mata Ji's past life being in Satyug as a different being from Durga is mentioned here by Sant Ji. He references the 404th Charitar in Dasam Granth, If anyone wishes to learn more I recommend you read it.
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    Actually there is oral tradition withinf buda dal,tarna dal, narmaley, udasi sects. So that refutes your point that there is no oral tradition
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    Yeah I agree here bro, I did think that before posting it. This article isn't particularly well written for someone of Kamalroop Singh's calibre. However, I do believe his overall argument is valid. Caste is one area where Nihangs haven't faired so well in the past. Do you believe that was the actual reason why Gyani Ditt Singh stopped the Aarti though - over resentment, so he went after their most beloved rituals? I think it could have been to do with the discord he had with Arya Samaj and Hinduism in general. Kamalroop also mentions his association with Gulabdasis, and from what little I know about them, it would seem to fit into his bias against ritualism.
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    Since it has not been written and there is no oral tradition of aarti with candles has been done. We can safely say it was not done to the ten Gurus and Adi Granth Sahib. Chaur sahib was done and we have written and oral tradition dictating this for us. Also the Gurus gave permission to do Chaur Sahib. Also there is no written or oral tradition of the Gurus giving permission to start aarti with candles. Do you agree?
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    ਦੁਸਹਰੇ ਦੇ ਦਿਨ ਪੂਜਾ ਸ਼ਸਤ੍ਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਕਰਨ । ਚੰਡੀਪਾਠ ਕੀਤਾ ਰਸਨਾ ਦਾ ਉਚਾਰਨ । On the days of Dusshera, worship your weapons. From your mouths you should recite the ballads of Chandi [Chandi Chritars and Chandi Di Vaar]. ਧੂਪ ਦੀਪ, ਪੁਸ਼ਪ, ਬਹੁਤ ਹੋਵੈ ਸੁਗੰਧਿ । ਕੇਸਰ, ਚੰਦਨ, ਚਉਰ ਝੁਲੰਤ ।੩੯੦। [Worship your weapons by using] lots of Incense, Gee-lamps, flowers and nice fragrances. [Use] Saffron, Sandalwood and a Wisk to wave [above your weapons]. - Bansavalinama pg. 161 ਬੰਸਾਵਲੀਨਾਮਾ ਪਨਾ ੧੬੧ This text shows that divas and other things where used in the gurus time
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    No where it is written that is was done and no where it is written that it wasnt done. There are other sources that mention divas and what not in sikhi. If you would like to see that proof then i would be glad to show you.
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    It's not just Nihangs, doing Aarti with Divas was a widespread practise even amongst regular folk. Why can the two not be compared?
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    Are you denying Bachittar Natak is the autobiography of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji?
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    Chair sahib is done since the time of Parkash in the morning till Guru Granth Sahib ji goes to sachkhand. Some Gurdwaras don't because they don't have the sevadhars. The nihangs doing aarti with candles happens only during aarti. The two cannot be compared. They only can be compared if a person brings up the shabad in sohila sahib that speaks of both to say one cannot be done but the other can. Also chaur sahib has been done since Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji. This is well known and so is when the first Parkash of Aad Granth Sahib ji took place. Can you provide the same information for aarti being done with candles for anyone of the 10 Gurus or Aad Granth Sahib ji?
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    @kcmidlands Flying under the radar means looking like rest of the folks. Jaggi has no distinguishing Sikh religious mark to say he is a Sikh like an amritdharis does. If putting up a website on 1984 massacre of many Sikhs was a distinguishing mark of the Sikh religion, then why didn't the Indian government pick up jaggi as soon as he got off of the plane in India? Why didn't they catch on right away? If anything this provides more to say how a Mona can fly under the radar even after making a website showing Indian government genocide against the Sikhs. And now I will wait for someone to say I am against Jaggi and get all emotional.