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  1. 9 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. 7 points
    Coincidentally google associates these images with this one... Don't you have a clothing drive to organize or sleeping mats to make? Maybe more fake news to write for money? Or you're content saving the world with your prius? Furthermore using a three letter acronym for swearing is swearing.
  3. 6 points
    neither. They wouldn't be allowed to take Amrit.
  4. 5 points
    Unlike you of course... A person claiming to be a fauji of Akal. The irony.
  5. 4 points
    Well done to these Singhs who did what they had to do & escaped any legal ramifications. If all Singhs who are actually willing to make a stand for values & maryada ended up in prison we’d be left with plastic sikhs like you who would run Sikhi into the ground with your liberal self appointed beliefs & protocols. Theres a time & place to give sacrifice.... this situation was not one of those.... try understanding raj neeti.... to accomplish your task & avoid any damage, injury or loss is the perfect outcome.... try reading Dasam Bani to understand how TRUE Singhs & warriors function.
  6. 4 points
    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.
  7. 4 points
    Right on guys. Yeah I totally lost it. Whew not sure I'll ever recover.
  8. 4 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/
  9. 4 points
    I'll give you this opportunity to come clean before posting further.
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    VJKK VJKF Ji Hmm... MrDoaba has never been well per say... He's just having a break though. Spending his time wisely. Entertaining kaamdeva and his ਤੋਤਾ. I'll pass on your concerns, though I'm afraid he won't hear them for the brown RSS kashera he's managed to stuff in his ears. Hare ਓਮ. On a real though, he's fine. ਏਨੀ ਛੇਤੀ ਨੀ ਖੇੜਾ ਛੁਟਣ ਵਾਲਾ l
  12. 4 points
    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.
  13. 4 points
    Nice insults like usual. Veer ji...this has been known for a long time. Welcome to the table. Edit: bah I quoted jkvlondons quote of jagsaw.
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  15. 3 points
    Do an Ardaas to mahraaj Jee asking to wake up for amritvela and also put your alarm clock away from where you are sleeping try going to sleep at 9 and waking up at 6 and each month decrease when you wake up such as in March wake up at 5:45 and keep doing this until your amritvela becomes solid this is what I did and it sure did work.
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    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.
  19. 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.
  20. 3 points
    Bro, I'm pretty sure they're on about Jagmeet Singh, not you.
  21. 3 points
    Fateh di saanjh pao...Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!! Sada Jai Bhagauti!!! ਅੱਜ ਰਾਮ ਮੇਰੇ ਘਰ ਆਏ...ਮੇਰੇ ਕੁਟੀਆ ਦੇ ਭਾਗ ਜਗਾਏ। ਉਹ ਜਗ ਦਾ ਪਾਲਣਹਾਰਾ ਨਾਲੇ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਰਖਵਾਲਾ। ਅੱਜ ਰਾਮ ਮੇਰੇ ਘਰ ਆਏ... Veere, I am well, thank you. I appreicate your concern! Maharaaj Kirpa! This is an extremely accurate observation. I am the Pradhaan of Kesdhari Hindu Sabha, Doaba Region. ਭੈਣੇ! ਦੂਰੋਂ ਸਾਰੇ ਤਮਾਸ਼ੇ ਦੇਖਦਾ ਸ Raam Raam!! Not sure what flavour shardaayi we'll end with this time if I'm completely honest.... ਜੋ ਵੀ ਬੰਨਿਆ...ਔਖਾ ਸੌਖਾ ਪੀਣਾ ਪੈਣਾ Kaamdev and his parrot...in my defence, Maryada doesn't explicitly state that I cannot associate with him! Hello sir, may I interest you in an exotic flavoured glass of shardaayi? Thank you! At least someone still has some loyalty! Haven't done a very good job at corrupting these lot in my absence, they've reverted back to kattarvaadi. ਫੇਰ ਭੀ ਦਿਲ ਹੈ ਹਿੰਦੁਸਤਾਨੀ!
  22. 3 points
    You've made some fair points here. Let me answer on how we can stop this though We don't need to go out and start saving the community. All we have to do is save our own home. Each and every one of us. And that, itself, will save the whole community. Don't drink yourself, be an example for your children and other children that look up to you. Don't encourage the behavior, and that means not playing Bhangra tracks that promote alcohols/drugs. Explain the dangers to children at a young age. Scare the s*** out of them, if need be. Just don't let them touch the bottle. Now I know most of us probably don't have children, including myself, but this is something we should be prepared for when we do. The last generation, even the current generation probably can't be saved as they've already started the habit, but its possible to save the next generation. No one needs to be a local superhero to end the alcohol crisis our community faces, just set things right at home, and we should be all good.
  23. 3 points
    Anywhere I can detect the aroma of tarkah as I'm walking past. 😂
  24. 3 points
    WJKK WJKF He is hanging around in Keshdari Hindu Darbar Asthaan. Converting everyone to sanatanism. WJKK WJKF
  25. 3 points
    Shukria veer ji. I like being here within the sangat. I appreciate you all. That is exactly how I was taught to feel.
  26. 3 points
    It is dowry by any other name. Your final paragraph, all the above. Do they want to make the brides life easier - yes. Do they want to make the groom's family happy - yes. Could they be using this as a way of currying other favours in the future - possibly. Should you express your disatisfaction regarding this - you can possibly tell your wife that you might not be happy with this. However , the caveat is her Indian thinking might think that you are jealous because your sandu is getting cash and prizes and you and your family got diddly squat. You cannot stop your in-laws giving cash and prizes but if you express your disatisfaction it may not be well received or appreciated.
  27. 3 points
    Whatever is written on the passport and the choice of the tranny if he wants to be a he or a she.
  28. 3 points
    what I have seen in the gay section of any society is they think the faiths they want should alter their fundamental requirements to accomodate their lifestyles etc however this is total opposite attitude the faith adherents inculcate they come from a point of nimrata and longing , willing to sacrifice comforts and ease to serve their faith and Akal Purakh. Any mention of discarding extra martital sex is an anathaema to them , and they often distort the teaching to justify their lifestyles not seeing that losing kaam, krodh ahankar , etc as positives for life . No doubt there are a small minority who can and do change and sacrifice their sexlife a become behingam to serve the Guru ji and I have no problems with that but it is literally handfuls amongst thousands . The transgender people can choose what they like but the Guru's rehit is atal , they can serve the panth in their new form and do sewa etc but on a mental/emotional level they have rejected Guru ji's wisdom so deeply and let their haumai rule . If we can reject a mona for amrit because he/she rejects hukam of kesh in fact they are considered patit what level would you consider someone who alters his/her physical form in every possible way ?
  29. 3 points
    If you aren't trolling. Not placing bets on that. That is like a sick man feeling unworthy of medicine. Do your paath. Explain to the poor girl what happened and set proper boundaries. Vaheguru saw that coming a mile away so there's no hiding. Redouble your commitment and learn and grow.
  30. 3 points
    Oh come on man, why are you being a <banned word filter activated> artist? Admit it, it was Fatima wasn't it posing as a Sikh and now you will convert to Islam and so on... Get a life Mohammad, also tell your Prophet to get one as well.
  31. 3 points
    Comically Jagsaw-Singh I realise a lot more than you think I do. Sometimes the 3rd party in any election can end up being the most important Party especially when coalitions come into play. Remember the Liberal Democrats in the last General Election? (although that didn’t end well for them but that’s another topic). Also there is a big difference between legalise and decriminalise. By decriminalising some drugs you end up removing the exploitation and crime that is adjoinined with drug dealing and smuggling industry. What this means is you are pushing for the lesser evil in eradicating drugs and problems associated with it from society. That in no way means that you support drug use. You are wrong about Jagmeet Singh he entered Politics to counter the Uncles who were in bed with the Indian Government. He was fed up with the double standards of then Uncles who were were so called Sikh Leaders but never spoke up on Sikh Human Rights issues. The NDP were the only Party who listened and promised to deliver so naturally this was the Party of his choice. This catipulted Jagmeet Singh into mainstream politics and at the same time gave the NDP a new lease of life with far more supporters. I just don’t get what your problem is with him!
  32. 2 points
    If they did lie to avoid legal ramifications I agree it is shameful behaviour. If you claim to be Sikh and were part of the protest then have the strength of character and conviction to stand by your views and beliefs. Did Singh's in the past who took part in various protests and deliberately court arrest, them tell lies to escape ramifications?? The whole episode was wholly avoidable, the flagrant disregard for Sikh rehit Maryada in the interest of making money by the notorious committee of this Gurdwara was the sole cause of this embarrassment. It backfired massively, the committee thought by deliberately fabricating and sensationalising their statements to the police a heavy handed approach would cause the protest to fail and send our a message to the community to deter future protests and allow the committee to carry on undermining rehit for financial gain. The youth are the only ones to take a stand on such issues, if the community tried to rely on organisations such as Sikh Council etc etc who have proven themselves to be toothless we would see very little action...These organisations claim go represent Sikhs then hold secret meetings with the Indian government without causing consulting the community they claim to represent...shameless.
  33. 2 points
    I have also met a few Sikhs in India and even in the UK who follow elements of Hinduism and vist Mandirs when you ask them why they reply back by saying god is one which is fair enough but that contradicts itself as they many gods in Hinduism which have different meanings. There is no harm in learning and incorporating the good elements of Hinduism but its when you incorporate such things as fasting , the cast system and all these other rituals which go against Sikhism. karva chauth is a prime example . its a sexist ritual and does not promote gender equality which Sikhism does yet some Sikhs even in the UK follow this ritual to the T . Its primary a north Indian Hindu thing and even Hindu's from the Gujarati community laugh at this ritual.
  34. 2 points
    Come to Wolverhampton, we have large Sikh/Punjabi population in this city. we have about 7-8 Gudwara's. The majority of Sikhs live in upperclass area's and are well educated holding good jobs. The Muslim population is below average with an even small Hindu population . I am actually surprised there more Hindu's in the UK then Sikh(according to the latest. census) I guess they live in area's like Wembley Leicester etc.
  35. 2 points
    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.
  36. 2 points
    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. 2 points
    I agree 100% that we all need to sort ourselves first, then our close ones and if everyone done this then positive effect will be massive and widespread. However, this isnt as easy just talking about it, no kaum in the world even sulay are all 100% devout, tbh they probs the most corrupt out the lot if you look how many of them are homo, sessioners etc. our kaum cant be cleansed of sharab nasheh etc, even during Sant Jis peak the majority were still up to puteh kaam. However, what we can do is extend olive branches to our brothers and sisters, show them the beauty of sikhi, become role models ourselves and show the oochah and soochah jeevan of a Gursikh etc. hopefully then they can come towards the path of Sikhi.
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    Posted on Gurmatbibek. A good article I came across from sikh24.com. Sri Guru Sahib jee started this great tradition off many hundreds of years ago known as Guru-Kaa-Langar where all come to sit together. Why you should sit on the floor while eating Author: Pavitra Sampath In many Indian households you will find that people sit on the floor and eat their meals. While most of us have embraced the table and chair as a place to eat, there are those of us who prefer to sit in front of the TV and/or sit on the bed and eat. While this might be very comfortable, it might not necessarily be the best thing for your health. Our ancestors definitely had a plan when they made sure we sit on the floor, cross legged and ate our food. Here are 10 reasons going back to your roots is the best for your health. 1) Helps improve your digestion: When you sit on the floor, you usually sit cross legged – an aasan known as sukhaasan or a half padmasna which are poses that help in digestion (since it is believed that when one sits in this pose in front of food it automatically signals your brain to prepare for digestion). Apart from that when you eat from a plate placed on the floor, you will have to naturally bend forward slightly and go back to your starting position to swallow. This constant back and forth movement causes the muscles of your abdomen to be activated and also leads to increased secretion of stomach acids – making it much easier for you to digest food. 2) Helps you lose weight: Sitting on the floor and eating has significant weight loss benefits too. When you sit in this position, your brain automatically calms down and is better equipped to focusing on the food you eat. Moreover this position helps you cognate the amount of food you have eaten and helps you feel full faster. How does that work? Well, the main reason people overeat is because they do not know when they are full. This happens because the vagus nerve (the main nerve that transmits signals from the stomach to the brain) sends signals to the brain as you eat, telling it if you are satiated or not. When you sit on the floor this nerve is able to perform better and transmit signals more efficiently. Also, since this position makes you eat slower than you would while sitting on a table, it gives your stomach and brain time to cognate the signals of feeling full{2}, thereby preventing overeating and binging. 3) Makes you more flexible: When you squat or sit in padmasana, the muscles in your lower back, pelvis, around your stomach and those of the upper and lower abdomen stretch – reducing pain and discomfort. This, in turn helps your digestive system relax and stay in a normal position. Moreover, this position does not compress your stomach in anyway helping you eat and digest better. Moreover, the regular stretching of these essential muscles also helps make you more flexible and healthy. 4) Aids in mindful eating: When you sit on the floor and eat as a family it aids in mindful eating. Not only does it help you focus on your food, but it also helps you make better choices when you eat. Since your mind is calm and your body is ready to accept nutrition, sitting on the floor is the best way to eat the right amount and kinds of food. According to leading nutritionist, Rujuta Diwekar, eating food while concentrating on every aspect of the food – its smell, taste, texture and how much you are eating is the key to losing weight – which is what sitting on the floor and eating gives you. 5) Helps you bond with your family: Usually the practice of sitting on the floor and eating is a family activity. This time is great for you to bond. One of the reasons sitting on the floor is better at helping you bond is because it leads to a calm and happy mind – helping you listen more intently and peacefully. 6) Improves your posture: Posture is very important when it comes to staying healthy. Good posture not only helps prevent injuries but it also reduces the chances of excessive strain on certain muscles and joints, which can lead to fatigue and quicker than normal wear and tear. When you sit on the floor your posture is automatically corrected, making your back straight, lengthening your spine and pushes back your shoulders – beating all the common aches and pains that come with bad posture. 7) Can make you live longer: Sounds a bit unbelievable right? Well, it’s true, sitting on the floor and eating can actually help you live longer. A study published in the Journal European Journal of Preventive Cardiology{2} found that people who sat on the floor in padmasana and were able to get up without any support were more likely to live longer. This is because being able to get up from that position takes a considerable amount of flexibility and lower body strength. The study found that those who were not able to get up without support were at the risk of being 6.5 times more likely to die in the next six years. 8) Lubricates and keeps your knees and hip joint healthy: According to PS Venkateshwara, author of the book Yoga for Healing {3}, padmasana and sukhasana is one pose that has health benefits for your entire body. Not only does it help your digestive system function better, but it also helps keep your joints supple, flexible and less prone to injuries and degenerative diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis. That is because the constant bending of the knees, ankles and hip joint helps keep them flexible and free of diseases. And with flexibility comes better lubrication between the joints making it much easier to sit on the floor. 9) Relaxes the mind and calms the nerves: Sukhaasan and padmasana or the cross legged way one sits on the floor while eating has a number of benefits, and one of its most significant ones is that it calms the mind and relaxes frazzled nerves. A very handy tool, it is believed in Ayurveda that eating with a calm mind helps better digestion and in some cases has even helped people relish food better. 10) Strengthens the heart by improving circulation: Have you ever noticed that when you eat, you tend to feel warmer and in some cases even sweat? Well, that is because when we eat our stomach needs all the energy it can use to digest food. One of digestion’s most important element is a sound blood circulation. To keep up with this process, your heart tends to work overtime to help out your digestive system. Here is where sitting on the floor and eating can help you out. When you sit on the floor your heart gets the benefits of circulation as the blood is easily pumped through the heart to all the organs needed for digestion. This is in contrast to the pattern of circulation when you sit on a dining table and chair, wherein the blood flows to the legs as they are lower than the heart. Therefore sitting on the floor and eating, affords you a healthy heart with strong muscles to help it cope with the pressures of daily life.
  41. 2 points
    Yes as an Irish person I have absolutely no idea about british racism. The "new fact" that blew your mind simply isn't new. I get why you're excited, but people who have known this for a long time simply aren't going to be as jazzed up about it. Which is why I welcomed you to the table. You and the racist brits now know. Congrats. And yes. It's been known a long time. That isn't the first reconstruction that shows the original Europeans as dark and it's always been known by the Irish, here is a 2006 article about the fomorians. https://www.africaresource.com/rasta/articles/african-roots-of-ireland/ I grew up hearing this my whole life. If you look up the term black irish you will find many different definitions of what that means, but in my family's oral tradition it was used in this context. https://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris-the-great-the-egyptian-hercules/the-original-africans-of-europe-by-ogu-eji-ofo-annu/ Here is a 2007 reference to dark skinned original Europeans. I had encountered this information at least 20 years ago, but I'm not digging too hard for you. Welcome to the table. I get why you're excited. It just isn't news to many people. Combined with the long standing knowledge that everyone was originally black, you'll just have to excuse those who's minds aren't blown. I don't need you to simplify anything. I need you to catch up and take some deep breaths.
  42. 2 points
    This is a place of discourse. I just express my opinion. Our views are simply from different angles. I bear you no ill will. Say what you like. I will do the same. I agree with you occasionally and have quoted you favorably. I'd like your posts sometimes but I can't due to your forum bans. What I won't do is suggest you kill yourself. Also I won't be insulted or intimidated into silence.
  43. 2 points
    Yes, I'd like to echo the above suggestion that your objection might be interpreted as envy on your part. Tread carefully.
  44. 2 points
    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
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    Considering that ‘Khande di pahul’ was only ever given to men & intended for men only your question is null and void according to maryada of Budha Dal & Hazur Sahib where even women are not given ‘Khande di Pahul’ if you are a kusra and want amrit your better of trying 1 of the ‘modern’ man made jathas with man made maryada.... they give amrit to anyone
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    Sexuality is different from Transgender-ism, Gay folk aren't trying to tell people God made a mistake with their body. Comparing Cancer to gender mismatch is like comparing a knife wound to an orange. Cancer can be treated, Cancer patients don't tell people that God made a mistake. They accept it and move on. Transgenders tell people God made a mistake with their gender, they're not willing to accept their body, how can you even argue that feelings such as that are in line with Gurmat. That is from Rehit, These checks were always conducts by the highest Mahapurkhs. You can look through Gurbani about accept yourself for how you are, even if you're disfigured. What's so unique about transgenders that they can't accept that their gender is the one God gave them. It was always classified as a mental disorder, only recently when the PC police arrived that people started taking that out. Trasngenderism is caused by an imbalance in the brain, the Khalsa is the saroop of the Guru. Of course they would make sure the ones who enter into it are able to uphold it without any problems. In alot of cases? Don't exaggerate. Women aren't allowed into the Panj for a valid reason, Mahapurkhs like Sant Jarnail Singh Ji all said women aren't allowed in, Woman already give birth (physical) while men give spiritual birth. There's equality. Just like God gave women a method of birth and involvement in the panth, God also gave men a role too. The Hijra were always around since the time of the Gurus, yet no record of one being inaugurated into the Panth. To argue that a social issue that was around back then is somehow a "modern" development is an insult to the all seeing eye of the Guru. Don't get me wrong, If they want to join that's fine. But they can't call themselves transgender or start telling people God made a mistake. They'll be given the surname Singh if biologically male and Kaur if otherwise a female.
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    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. 2 points
    Yes jagsaw. I post all hours. In between being at the Air Force base, the Dojo and my civilian job. You regularly drop many points that you can't refute away with an insult smoke screen. I have no problem with socialism. Google apparently links that to the crab mentality though that you exemplify, which seemed oddly apt. I enjoy being here so I come often. You might think that's pathetic, but then again some might say being banned however many times and still coming is pathetic. Especially when you still demonstrate the krodi, ahankar and haumai that bought you the bans. As someone who says they wish to protect the khalsa image I don't find your personal example very compelling. You choose to ignore a prominent "khalsa" trying to ban kirpan to wage your war on Jagmeet Singh Ji's engagement. You can suggest I kill myself, I wont. Or demean me, that's fine as it will only help kill my ego, but do you want to own those words in your book and carry that burden? Which one of these crabs embodies telling someone to kill themself? Which one talks their brother back off the ledge? Which do you want to be? I'm a crab too veer ji or I wouldn't be here. The panj chor knock at my door daily. We have an opportunity however in this barrel, to uplift each other. I don't expect much from your response. No worries. Feel free to lash out, latch on to a key phrase and willfully ignore the rest. Much love.
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    Strong Sikh men being strong Sikh fathers. There has never been a greater need.