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  1. 6 points
    @GuestSingh Care to explain why you posted my private info on this site and have been trolling my posts this whole time? Why not meet in discourse as invited? I do not believe your behavior is befitting a Sikh, let alone a Khalsa.
  2. 5 points
    Unlike you of course... A person claiming to be a fauji of Akal. The irony.
  3. 4 points
    Right on guys. Yeah I totally lost it. Whew not sure I'll ever recover.
  4. 4 points
    I'll give you this opportunity to come clean before posting further.
  5. 3 points
    Good, it shouldn't have been dealt in courts to begin with. Singhs who are taking Panj pyares role should've been involved in this whole fiasco, this is where leadership is failing squarely. In fact no youths should've been involved in the protest during interfaith marriage as its broader panthic issue where leaders need to be get involved work out solution case by case basis. There are so many scenarios where youths are protesting and blocking failing to provide any kind of adequate solution or accommodation and try to enforce it with intimidation- leaving family with no choice to call authorities. Singhs taking role of panj pyares should take leadership role little more seriously. I am sorry panj pyares role is not part time job, they are supposed to deal with issues in the community. They should be further honored, listen to, paid to do full time duties so they can concentrate on their role full time leave their jobs aside. When is the last time you heard police are called in churches in west to deal with internal disputes? Almost never heard of, because pastors get honored, get paid and do their job full time.
  6. 2 points
    Sant gyani gurbachan singh bhindranwale points out five khands being are state of mind, fifth -sachkhand being turiya avastha and turiyatith avastha. Now turiya avastha/turiya atith avastha are NOT a new term-exclusive to sikhs only, its ancient term which explains liberated being state of mind which is mentioned/realized by ancient indic religions/literature/scriptures and saints. Just google turiya you will know what i mean. Satguru also is not a new term, also new definition cannot be limited to sargun saroop of sri guru granth sahib ji as vaho vaho bani nirankar hai itself pointing towards universal Satguru- essence meaning of satguru and satguruparsad- Sat-eternal and Guru being- chaitan-pure universal consciouness Anand- Bliss- again same as ancient- Sat Chit Ananda. Regarding amrit - Gurbani also takes us to ultimate meaning of amrit- which is inner amrit- Nau Nidhh Amrit prabh ka naaam, dehi meh iska bisram || Esoteric Amrit is also mentioned in indic literature- asato ma sadgamaya tamaso ma jyotirgamaya mrtyorma amrtam gamaya om shanti shanti shanti. Lead me from the asat to the sat. Lead me from darkness to light. Lead me from death to immortality Om Peace Peace Peace. (Brhadaranyaka Upanishad — I.iii.28) Time to open your mind aperture to vast expansive consciousness and smell the coffee, i know ego likes to have sense of security, oh i am amritdhari- i have automatic sachkhand express liberation card!
  7. 2 points
    You need Amrit to get Mukhti bro, there are plenty of Sakhis that prove that. Even in higher up realms, it takes a large amount of Spiritual Power and Kamai to be born human, let alone be born into a Sikhi family. Even Devtas come into Sikh families to get Amrit and gain Mukhti.
  8. 2 points
    I've been there. I feel for you bhenji. That pain is ego dying. Attachment dying. You will be better than ever once the pain is gone and the spiritual wisdom takes it's place. Truly this was a painful blessing bhenji. It was Vahegurus kirpa. Gurfateh.
  9. 2 points
    Yes, it can be, because in Sikhism, the self is a part of God. Therefore reflection on one's self is meditation on God. This concept is called Aatam Raam, God within Self: ਆਤਮ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਮੁ ਰਾਮ ਮਹਿ ਆਤਮੁ ਚੀਨਸਿ ਗੁਰ ਬੀਚਾਰਾ ॥ Aatham Mehi Raam Raam Mehi Aatham Cheenas Gur Beechaaraa || The Lord is in the soul, and the soul is in the Lord. This is realized through the Guru's Teachings. ਭੈਰਉ (ਮਃ ੧) ਅਸਟ. (੧) ੧:੧ - ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੧੫੩ ਪੰ. ੮ Raag Bhaira-o Guru Nanak Dev ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਨੁ ਸਮਝਾਈਐ ਆਤਮ ਰਾਮੁ ਬੀਚਾਰਿ ॥੨॥ Guramukh Man Samajhaaeeai Aatham Raam Beechaar ||2|| The Gurmukhs train their minds to contemplate the Lord, the Supreme Soul. ||2|| ਸਿਰੀਰਾਗੁ (ਮਃ ੧) (੧੨) ੨:੩ - ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੮ ਪੰ. ੧੪ Sri Raag Guru Nanak Dev ਤ੍ਰੈ ਗੁਣ ਮੇਟੇ ਚਉਥੈ ਵਰਤੈ ਏਹਾ ਭਗਤਿ ਨਿਰਾਰੀ ॥੧੬॥ Thrai Gun Maettae Chouthhai Varathai Eaehaa Bhagath Niraaree ||16|| Eradicating the three qualities, dwell in the fourth state. This is the unparalleled devotional worship. ||16|| ਰਾਮਕਲੀ (ਮਃ ੧) ਅਸਟ. (੯) ੧੬:੧ - ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੯੦੮ ਪੰ. ੩ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜੋਗ ਸਬਦਿ ਆਤਮੁ ਚੀਨੈ ਹਿਰਦੈ ਏਕੁ ਮੁਰਾਰੀ ॥੧੭॥ Guramukh Jog Sabadh Aatham Cheenai Hiradhai Eaek Muraaree ||17|| This is the Yoga of the Gurmukh: Through the Shabad, he understands his own soul, and he enshrines within his heart the One Lord. ||17|| ਮਨੂਆ ਅਸਥਿਰੁ ਸਬਦੇ ਰਾਤਾ ਏਹਾ ਕਰਣੀ ਸਾਰੀ ॥੧੮॥ Manooaa Asathhir Sabadhae Raathaa Eaehaa Karanee Saaree ||18|| Imbued with the Shabad, his mind becomes steady and stable; this is the most excellent action. ||18|| ਆਤਮੁ ਚੀਨੈ ਸੁ ਤਤੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੇ ॥੮॥ Aatham Cheenai S Thath Beechaarae ||8|| One who understands his own soul, contemplates the essence of reality. ||8|| ਗਉੜੀ (ਮਃ ੧) ਅਸਟ. (੮) ੮:੨ - ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੨੨੪ ਪੰ. ੧੦ Raag Gauri Guru Nanak Dev ਫਲੁ ਪਾਵੈ ਬ੍ਰਤੁ ਆਤਮ ਚੀਨੈ ॥ Fal Paavai Brath Aatham Cheenai || Earn the fruitful rewards, by observing the fast of knowing your own self. ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਥਿਤੀ (ਮਃ ੧) (੧੩):੩ - ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੮੪੦ ਪੰ. ੪ Raag Bilaaval Guru Nanak Dev
  10. 2 points
    Yes off course, self reflection -vichar and meditation/simran-remembrance of truth/gyan/shabad goes hand in hand. For eg- Thaal Vich Tin Vastu Paio Sat Santokh Vichaaro Amrit Nam Thakur Ka Paio Jis Ka Sabas Adhaaro || Also look at the thread below: http://www.sikhawareness.com/topic/16369-akaal-ustat-beautiful-questions-riddles/
  11. 1 point
    The Malwa region of Punjab was blessed by Guru Gobind Singh. The following all originated from Malwa and spread Sikhi in the region:- 1) Rara Sahib 2) Nanaksar 3) Reru Sahib 4) Bhindran Jatha (Damdami Taksal) 5) Mastuana 6) Bhai Randhir Singh (Akhand Kirtani Jatha).
  12. 1 point
    that might be the case in the old days but todays Sikh/Punjabi want the finest things in life and there gardens are no exceptions, they are well maintained. I think the next step for us Punjabi's would be to invest /buy into the UK farmland. farming/ agriculture is in our blood.
  13. 1 point
    Bachittar Natak tells us for all the yugs there is only one Satguru. Vishnu and his incarnations were never satguru and they came in previous yugs(ages).
  14. 1 point
    Bachittar Natak has said who is Satguru and we say their names everyday in the Khalsa Panth ardas(Sri Guru Nanak dev ji to Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji). Only satguru can grant mukhti and they have been disclosed to the world by Vaheguru. Also anyone following satguru teachings would run to take amrit. The Gursikhs love the satguru's hukam. Anyone in the past who has received mukhti as received it by Satguru. Gurbani clearly says this. To the people learning. Start reading from Raag Nat Naaraayan and keep reading. A lot is revealed on this topic by satguru. I am currently reading Raag Maaroo and if more is revealed by satguru I will provide direct quotes.
  15. 1 point
    English is better for me due to my ignorance. Thank you.
  16. 1 point
    I'll give you something simpler bro. Read this. http://www.vidhia.com/Bhai Randheer Singh Ji/Meaning-of-amrit.pdf It's a life changer and its in english, if you want the Punjabi version I can send a link too.
  17. 1 point
    Yup, and any person claiming to do sehaj paath would have came across the Gurbani Shabads that clearly state this. These Shabads also tell the person listening, follow the hukam of Vaheguru and be content with it. Vaheguru hukam is to take Amrit from the Punj Pyare. Yet a person who is doing sehaj paath finds this hukam to be sour. Too bad his reading is only in pride. As satguru says, he makes the deserved souls understand and others are lead away by Vaheguru deeper into Maya. Its not in our ability to make these guys understand. All we can do is point to the source.
  18. 1 point
    Maybe go back and learn the concept of Sargun, Nirgun and how it interlinks with the Shabad. The fact that you don't seem to even know who or what Guru Nanak Dev Ji was is a sign of just how daft your attempts to seem reasonable are.
  19. 1 point
    The Amrit required, that I've read about so far doing sehajpaath, is the Amrit of the Naam. Total devotion, love and sacrifice to the One. Being absorbed into the light of the One. Humanity has been on earth a long time, Gurbani speaks of many many worlds and ages. All these beings have to be born a male sikh or they're out of luck?
  20. 1 point
    Because a Sikh or BME got attacked it's not a major priority for the Police
  21. 1 point
    Can't even remember why I posted
  22. 1 point
    Jatt are farmers. Lubana are merchant class. Usually lubanas are well educated and rich because trading was a good business. Lubanas even traded via ships as can be seen from the sakhi of bhai lakhan shah lubana during Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahibs time. I would tell ur parents that caste shouldnt matter in sikhi. That he is from a good sikh family and is well educated. Also that they have the same language and culture mostly. Also tell them most jatts are drug addicts these days and not highly educated. There is no guarantee that anyone jatt thry choose will be a good person. These days divorce rates are increasing. So marrying a person you know for 7 years is a better guarantee of success. Also tell ur parents nit to worry abt wat ppl say. You are not doing a bad thing. You are not marrying out of religion or ethnicity. Only caste. And since we no longer do the caste work, it shouldnt matter. Those ppl who will talk abt ur family will not support u in divorce or unhappy marriage. So tell ur parents. As long as u my parents are behind me. Noone has the right to talk bad abt me. Also evolution favors diversity. So if we keep marrying jatt ppl to jatts, similar mutations can accumulate leading to diseases. So its better to branch out a little bit. Not too much that we lose our cultural and linguistic identity but enough. Like in my family sandhus married an uppal who married a gill who married a dhaliwal. If u go far enough, all the gots/gotras will have once married into ur family. Of course science says beyond 3rd degree relatives, the risk for genetic diseases is the same as marrying a stranger.
  23. 1 point
    So you want Nihangs to fight for people like you.... the same people who in 1920 supported the creation of SGPC & did nothing when the British adopted a shoot on site policy for any Nihang or Singh dressed in blue bana.... you... the same people who stood back and watched as Nihangs were forcefully removed from guru ghars across panjab & even refused langer... you the same sangat who watched Nihangs have to go into exile to Hazur Sahib & leave panjab....... now you people want Nihangs to fight & protect you?! Mahraj pulled his fauj back along time ago.... there’s even a Bachan in Bani that backs this up.... but I won’t be telling you what Bani or bachan that is 96 crore fauj WILL fight.... those who know, know when & why...... those who don’t call themselves ‘akalifauj’ but have nothing ‘akali’ about them. My offer still stands by the way..... I’ll pay for your flights etc to go to Hazur Sahib & run your mouth like you do on here.... and please tell the women in Hazur Sahib that they should be getting khanda da amrit.... I want to see how long it takes before 1 of them slaps the tatti off your face. We’ve been through this many times..... Hazur Sahib ain’t hard to find.... go there and ask the women what they think then tell them you believe they should take Khande di Pahul..... you will get all the answers you need. Sikhi in Hazur Sahib puts panjab to shame.... do the maths
  24. 1 point
    The Silent Retreat Four monks decided to meditate silently without speaking for two weeks. They began with enthusiasm and no one said a word the whole day. By nightfall of the first day, the candle began to flicker and then went out. The first monk blurted out, "Oh, no! The candle is out." The second monk said, "Hey! We are not supposed to speak!" The third monk said in an irritated voice, "What is this? Why did you two break the silence?" The fourth monk smiled and said, "Wow! I'm the only one who hasn't spoken." ~ Reflections: Each monk broke the silence for a different reason, each of which is a common stumbling block in our inner journey: distraction, judgement, anger and pride. The first monk got distracted by one aspect of his experience (the candle) and forgot what was more important - the practice of witnessing without reacting. The second monk was more worried about others following the rules than in actually practicing himself. He was quick to judge without noticing that he himself was guilty of what he was criticizing. The third monk let his anger towards the first two monks affect him. The singular burst of anger ruined the effort of the day. The fourth monk lost his way because of pride. He was convinced he was superior to the others, proving his ignorance. Why did the fourth monk speak at all? He could have simply maintained his silence and he would have been successful in his endeavor. But if he had, chances are, the other three might have continued to argue and not even noticed his silence. Some people are like this. Their motto is "If I'm doing something good, but no one notices, I might as well not be doing it at all." They believe that the reward is not in the effort, but in the recognition. There is a beautiful quote, "It is the Provence of knowledge to speak; it is the privilege of wisdom to listen." As we learn to truly listen, witness and observe without impulsively reacting with distraction, judgement, anger and pride, then we understand the true meaning of silence.
  25. 1 point
    Gurdev Pita ji has told you the truth and now you know it to be truth :
  26. 1 point
    The reason there are no Sikh areas or 'strong holds' like muslims have is because Sikhs are spread out all over the UK. Hence theres no single area where Sikhs are in huge numbers. Muslims be it pakistanis or bengalis live in ghettosised and deprived areas mostly in council owned properties and estates. They are more of a close knit community. They know, no one likes muslims so they feel like the only place they belong is in muslim ghettos were they feel safe and protected. Especially as they stand out with their skull caps and hijabs. Sikhs by and large are not a united community to begin with. Everyone is out for themselves instead of looking out for one another. We form many different castes. Which are divided and dont mix with each other. What we need to do is create Sikh areas. this way our community will be much stronger. If we are united and form sikh strongholds we will be feared. At the moment Sikhs are too thinly scattered all over the uk. There are a few Sikh pockets but it is not enough. Hence one of the reasons I was thinking of moving to a more Sikh populated area.
  27. 1 point
    Lmao. Always see UK Sikhs complaining that there are no more Sikh areas. Surely must be some considering it's one of the largest Sikh populations in the world. "Sikh flight" definitely isn't occuring in Canada as a trend.
  28. 1 point
    Of course you dont know what source its from. Prem Sumarag Granth
  29. 1 point
    I like his videos as he explains in a relatable way how to look after yourself and your loved ones
  30. 1 point
    Do me a favour.. I love the way you have just skirted around the whole issue.. I said there behaviour was shameless.. I could very easily have said that there actions made them patit.. But I didn't.. When I called out @jkvlondon my objection was quite clearly as to what gives her the right to in effect excommunicate someone from the panth. Who am I to measure or anyone on here for that matter to label someone like that.. If @jkvlondon had phrased it "in my opinion" I would have been less likely to have questioned it. In my opinion their behaviour was shameless, to beat the case they lied.. What does it say about how deep their beliefs run since they disowned them.. Tomorrow morning they may say we not even sikh to beat the charges To get back to the point do you think a sikh who has the conviction to make such a stand and then deny it should be celebrated? Don't you think that acting in the gurus name is a serious step and to deny it is a illustration of how fickle their faith is? Please answer the question I'm interested to hear it
  31. 1 point
    if kids are having loads of fresh fruit and veg they should get enough , but I would make sure they get zinc as that and b vitamins are used up faster in times of stress and when eating sugar
  32. 1 point
    Well usually in British courts a ghutka is used.. To be fair even if they didn't take a oath on anything the fact that the just outright lied is bad enough.. Why couldn't they just tell the truth and face the music.. If they had conviction in what they believe Calling someone shameful and someone a apostate are totally different things.. I love how your relativism helps you justify their actions.. I guess you think its OK to just lie MOD note- Please contain your replies to one post, it isn't hard.
  33. 1 point
    Don’t be getting emotional because of valentines day and all that. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise that he left. You shouldn’t love him, as he obviously does not love you. It needs some time to recover and it will. Then you will see what a fool he made of you and don’t be taken advantage of again. Make your mind and soul strong, so nobody can hurt you again. You haven’t lost your heart or soul, they’re still there. But they’ve been hurt and you need to work on loving yourself, instead of somebody else. You are worth way more than anybody else belittling you, so respect your soul and your heart will heal itself. Like Bhforce paji has, Waheguru is the only one that truly loves us, so ask them for help whenever you need it to guide you on the right path. For the anxiety, also do Simran. That will help you to relax, and accept Hukam, that you were not meant to be with him, for your best interests. Love God instead.
  34. 1 point
    goodluck finding a sikh area in the uk... the old strongholds of handsworth, smethwick, southall, hounslow, slough etc all been taken over by suleh, kosovans, romanians, kurds etc a lot of apneh have moved out of these areas and into more nicer areas... e.g. handsworth to handsworth wood, to great barr/park hall and now on to sutton coldfield. This trend is similar in places like west london where the old southall lot moved to nicer areas.
  35. 1 point
    There is no point in thinking about death about it, penji. Life is temporary. Your "boyfriend" won't be with you after you die. (Yes, even if you were still going out together)
  36. 1 point
    Well, your first mistake was having a boyfriend. But I can't really blame you for that, because probably no one at the Gurdwara every told you not to date. The "bhais" just do kirtan, they don't tell young people what they're supposed to do to live a happy Sikh life in the West. Anyway, it's not a bad thing that you discovered the truth. You should be happy that God showed you the reality, not sad. Don't think about death, God gave new a new lease on life. In the future, you should not date. You should ask your relatives to find a good man for you to marry. This is the real truth. Try to do paath of Shabad Hazarey every day: http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Shabad_Hazaray Shabad Hazarey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_L-fO3ocZo Also you can listen to Dukh Bhanjani Sahib: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83WnhAU4BWg
  37. 1 point
    Except they didn't put their career on the line. They lied to get out of it.. I did ask questions of the sikhpa and syf yesterday and their silence on the issue speaks volumes
  38. 1 point
    You yourself accepted that in their submissions they claimed that they were not their to protest against the marriage I don't think your sikh... I had you down as the thong song fella? Everything I have said is based published evidence.. You just don't want to admit you're mates don't have the integrity and conviction of opinion they should..
  39. 1 point
    Diggin deep @GuestSingh. You're trolling really had slipped lately. I'm glad you've gone back a week to catch up. That's the trolling excellence I expect. That only took like an hour for you to get them all. Lololol. I feel so honored to occupy 1/16th of your daily time.
  40. 1 point
    Clever wording! You mean they lies under oath as Sikhs I'm guessing on a ghutka.. And here was me thinking in sikhi we had a tradition of standing up for our beliefs and not denying them.. They should be ashamed of themselves they couldn't face the consequences of their actions which if they did it for their beliefs should have been easy. Their sikhi was so cheap they lied to get off what was probably only ever going to be a small fine. If these guys aren't the guardians of sikhi they are the problem.. On top of which they made false allegations against the gurdwara Committee Disgraceful behaviour
  41. 1 point
    That's between you and Seamus Singh veer ji. You're welcome to have the moderators look into it. Much love.
  42. 1 point
    Shameless.. These guys in court lied under oath on ghutka and you guys are praising them! Disgraceful
  43. 1 point
    These muppets lied in court pretending they weren't there to protest against a so called mixed race marriage.. What a joke.. What kind of plastic singhs are they
  44. 1 point
    source: http://www.sikhawareness.com/topic/7674-know-your-real-self/ source: Discourse on beyond II ~ Know your Real Self ~ First descended from Waheguru (God), a transparent ray, the conscious reality, which combing with nature took the epithet of living being. Round this ray, spread a mini globe- like substance, and the ray became resplendent. This state has been termed as the first separation (isolation) of atma(soul) from god(paratma) and has been called the sheath of bliss. After this, with the coming of thinking, one automatically moves into second circle of Maya (illusion). This is Miracle of Intellect. It was named the intellect of sheath. Descending lower still, there awakened the idea of making some achievement of producing something new. Affections and allurements brought this being under their control and pushed him into countless programmes, which are ever-expanding, so that the chain is never broken. The state of mind has been called the mental sheath. One was caught in the circle of resolution and repudiation. Beyond this stage, the cosmic energy pushed it still further down and called it the circle of power or the vital sheath. This power was born out of the relationships of the illusion. After this, it assumed some form and went on assuming different forms. As Guru Maharaj has ordained- For several births thou became a worm and a moth. In several birth thou wert an elephant, a fish and a deer. In several births thou became a birth and a snake. In several births thou were t yoked as a horse and a ox. SGGS JI- 176. This cirlce of different bodies is called "Annmayee Kosh". Kosh the sheath of food. In this way, this pure consciousness (drop) went on amassing around it tendencies towards illusions. It forgot its real nature and completely lost thought of the fact as to Who I am, and wherefrom I have come. Not recognizing oneself as the pure (divine) light, one started looking on oneself as just the body, which is made of five elements which is subject to all sorts of ills. The wise called this circle as sheath of food. It forsook it's real state of supreme happiness and considering oneself as the being of dust, it from the time immortal, has been going through the circle of births and deaths and has been experiencing untold miseries. He has been weeping and crying and lamenting. He does not realize how could he reunited with his original source(God), Who is all truth, all super consciousness and never ending bliss; and return to his original stage. So caught in miseries, he keeps on lamenting. The seers, the prophets, the saints and sages, philosophers, and those who have known the secrets of the Divine have told man many supernatural ways to the real true path. These prophets having coming out of the source of all purity appeared in the most holy forms. They by their saying gave to man the gospel of vedas and puranas, bible and holy writ all of which assumed their loftiest form in the shape of Siri Guru Granth Sahib. The fifth emperor of the world Guru Arjan Dev has commanded thus, to free his being from the circle of world of woe- Sing the praise of the lord, O friendly saints, with alertness and single mindedness. SGGS JI - 295 This is a very simple path, treading on which man, over coming countless obstacles one can merge into his real self, which is all light. To achieve this goal, concentration of mind is extremely necessary. So long as one does not know how to achieve concentration of mind, that long all his prayers and other efforts remain fruitless. There are some tendencies of mind, which do not allow one to achieve concentration of mind. Of these, the first tendency is named Mentality of Evidence. 1. Mentality of Evidence (Parman Birthi/Regarding the outward world as the Supreme reality)- Whatever is the spread that is visible, they may be children, wife, parents, one's own body the different relationships of the bodies, friends, enemies, things that brings joys or sorrows remaining engrossed in all these things is termed Mindset of evidence. To withdraw the mind from this world of sights and sounds seems extremely difficult. Till one gets the guidance of a perfect Guru, one cannot be liberated from this visible world. Guru Maharaj's sermon is- All that is seen, shall go not with thee, O Man. So abandon thou thy self-conceit and worldly attachment SGGS Ji- 1230 This being knows that he is not to stay in this world for all time, nor are sons and daughters, wife, parents eternal in the world, yet when one of them dies, he is over-whelmed with unbearable grief at their separation and can't rise above this slush. 2. The reverse mindset ( viparje birthi)- The second type of mentality is named the Reverse Mindset. In this stage, everything appears the opposite of what it is; things non-existent appear to have existed, and things existing seem non-existing. It is like the example of a traveling in summer through the desert, where man being tortured by thirst is desperately in need of water to quench his thirst. In the desert land, he has mirage that a river over-flowing with cold water is flowing at some distance from him. This deception seems to give to him some feeling to be a true fact. But when he reaches that place, he finds nothing there. It was just a mirage. Similarly, everyday he sees the world with his eyes and hears it with his ears and regards this outward world as full truth. Before our very eyes, this world is seen passing away. SGGS JI - 325 Still he regards the world as a true reality. On the other hand Waheguru Ji, who is omnipresent and is immanent everywhere- Wherever I see, there I see him present. He, my master, is never far from any place. O my soul, ever remember him, who is contained in everything. SGGS Ji- 677 In the earth, in the sky There pervades a light in all. It can't be added to, nothing can be subtracted from it. It permits no change (Akal Ustati, Siri Dasam Granth). According to this holy write, inside and outside, all is full of good. With his power, go on the entire operation of the world; with the power of his name, the world appears, man regards this all pervading spirit as untrue. There is not trace of doubt in such a person. He feels that the world around him is all truth and God, who is All-perfection, spread all-round in the Universe is untrue. This mentality is called opposite Mindset. Guru Maharaj makes reference to it- This world is the mountain of smoke. What thought has made thee deem it real? SGGS Ji- 1187. 3. The sleeping mentality (niranda birthi)- The third type of mentality is called sleeping mindset. Man knows all and reads all, still he keeps lost under the power of sleep. This stage of forgetting the Reality is called the sleeping mentality. 4. Alternative Mentality (vikalp birthi)- The four kind is named Alternative mentality. Man does small good acts such as giving charity, the recitation of the bani and holy singing, and with the aid of these small items, he has hope of great fruit. In other words, under the influence of this mentality, one feels the great effect of desires. Little service and alternative mentality does not allow the mind to achieve full concentration in the prayers to God. 5. Remembering Mentality (Simriti Birthi)- The fifth type is the Remembering Mentality. When a person begins prayer and obeisance to God, when he starts recitation of the gospel, and when he tries to unite his consciousness with God's name, he has memories of long-forgotten things. This memory mindset does not allow him to offer prayers whole heartedly; his reading of the holy texts won't bear fruit. Try to understand this fact by means of a parable. When Guru Nanak, the emperor of the world, while bathing in the Bein River plunged into water and came out after three days, he was repeating only one saying- I am Neither a Hindu, Nor a Muslim. My body and soul belong to Him, who is called God of Muslims and the lord of Hindus. SGGS Ji- 1136 --- Source: Japji sahib teeka by sant gyani gurbachan singh bhindrnawale pdf page- 419
  45. 1 point
    Whatever is written on the passport and the choice of the tranny if he wants to be a he or a she.
  46. 1 point
    I'm not being harsh lol, im speaking from history. There's a rigorous process to who gets amrit, in the ye olden days they used to do alot of looking into the person. If the person was a muslim the Nihangs used to make them eat pork to fully to prove they weren't muslim anymore (spies and such). Things like transgenderism (gender dysphoria) would be and is a mental disorder. Can you imagine a dude, dressing up as a Singhni? We're meant to accept Hukam, not tell people God made a mistake in giving us this gender.
  47. 1 point
    neither. They wouldn't be allowed to take Amrit.
  48. 1 point
    Well socially, where I'm from, you treat a person as the gender they identify with, but that is a really interesting question that I don't have any Gurbani based answer too. Really curious what people have to say. Nice one.
  49. 1 point
    Wow. Put all the blame on women? Regardless, divorce rates in our community are now higher because it is not nearly as taboo as it was before.
  50. 1 point
    They followed all forms of lifestyle. Guru Nanak Dev Ji did Farm-work and worked in a shop, Bhai Lehna Ji (prior to becoming the second Nanak) used to lead processions to Naina Devi but afterwards he started running schools essentially. Guru Hargobind Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji were kings alright but they gave generously. The Langar was always running, prizes for physical sports and even paids for weapons for their sikhs and so on. So basically The Guru in his various forms lived the ideal path in each of the lifestyles adopted.