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  1. Thats great! Commitment is a value needed for achieving! The outcome is in SatGuru's hand. Dhan Bhai Gurdaas Jee has said one step taken from the Sikh towards the Guru, and the Guru comes a hundred thousand steps closer to the Sikh.
  2. Preet, R78, you have to learn to crawl before you can walk. Nevertheless, what you both imply is what we should aim for. People drowning in Maya, such as myself, are given techniques, frameworks from Saadhoo Sant that give us something to work towards. 125,000 jaaps / 40 day routines / 11 day routines are all there to help you achieve the next step.
  3. The following salok comes to mind: http://www.sikhitothemax.com/page.asp?ShabadID=211 mÚ 3 ] ma 3 || Third Mehla: gur sBw eyv n pweIAY nw nyVY nw dUir ] gur sabhaa eaev n paaeeai naa naerrai naa dhoor || The Society of the Guru is not obtained like this, by trying to be near or far away. nwnk siqguru qW imlY jw mnu rhY hdUir ]2] naanak sathigur thaa(n) milai jaa man rehai hadhoor ||2|| O Nanak, you shall meet the True Guru, if your mind remains in His Presence. ||2|| Prithi Chand, Dir Mal, Gangu Brahmn et al were all "near" the Guru.....
  4. Few relevant points as to why Punjab roads are so "bad": No one (the majority) follows any of the driving rules No one (the majority) knows the rules Are there any rules? No enforcement of rules/where there is it will be over the top - e.g. a battering! Alcohol/Drug abuse by drivers Too many construction projects going on without hardly any provision of diversione.g. in the UK if there is a major road closed they'll be yellow signs showing the driver which way to go for diverted traffic Root causes are probably the same as most other issues - corruption - in this case the government organisation responsible for upkeep of roads is probably giving contracts out based on nepotism
  5. Although I agree with most of the sentiments covered over the last posts regarding our Sikh Channels, I think we should take a step back and be thankful for the good they have created i.e. a lot of people have turned to Sikhi from watching the channels, we have more awareness regarding utter injustice we've faced since and before 1984, current issues that occur are instantly communicated quickly etc etc. Like other areas, the channels and even other media need to meet regularly to build consensus and strategies on parchar, awareness of current issues and worthy causes. At the moment... well... read the above posts!
  6. So how long before we get flights from UK straight to Chandigarh. Years? Months? (Probably millennia!)
  7. Back in the day, there use to be Gurbani Kathaa in the morning and Ithihasic (historic) kathaa in the evening at Gurudwara Sahibs. Both are highly important in a Sikh's jeevan. Gurbani is obviously paramount and without it there would be no ithihaas. Taksali Mahapursh give the example of Gurbani katha being the soul and Ithhiasic katha being the body. Alternatively, you could think of Gurbani kathaa as the plans of a building but the building itself representing ithiaas. We can only learn how to apply a Sidaant (Principle) of Gurbani by delving into lives of our SatGurus, Bhagats and mahapursh. Every action and event from our Guru Sahibs lives were based on a Sidaant (Principle) of Gurbani.
  8. Take all of the above advice veerjee, but also... I heard in a kathaa once that if we don't take out dasvand then we are generally vulnerable to theft, extra maintenance costs from natural occurrences and tax hits. Maybe this statement will seem outlandish to some or a fairy tale to others but please try it for at least 4 or 5 months e.g. set up a saving account where you transfer 10% of your incomings as soon as you receive them and then empty the savings account into a worthy Sikhi cause such as Baru Sahib/Basics of Sikhi/Sikhs2inspire/khalsa aid/ensaaf/sikh prisoner welfare etc etc etc Remember, three tenets of Sikhi, one of which is vand ke shaknaa - this in practical terms is dasvand. Other tenet is honest living or ethical living. Please review how are you applying this in your life as well. The third is naam japna - in practical terms Nitnaym. Sikhs of old times use to have an extensive Nitnaym - much more than the standard 7 bania. Doing your nitnem is Maharaaj holding on to your arm. Lose your nitnaym and the grip could become loose as well. However, SatGuroo is sada sada sada Dyaal. Keep you head up and face your challenges head on. Its great that you've turned to the Sangat for help and not taken any other alternative advice which ultimately leads to a demise in some kind or other.
  9. I think you need PDF reading software. Something like Adobe PDF Reader should suffice. You can download it via this link https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
  10. Absolutely spot on. The majority of problems we face are down to this i.e. lack of leadership.
  11. Gurbanee is a mantar: scu mMqRü qumwrw AMimRq bwxI ] sach ma(n)thra thumaaraa a(n)mrith baanee || True is Your Mantra, Ambrosial is the Bani of Your Word. The outcome depends on your intentions!!
  12. I don't have a musical bone in the body but yes I've noticed this as well. For example, in Bhai Balbir Singh jee's recording of Asa dee Vaar the tone turns to a more bairaag mood in the second part. They then turn back to usual tone near the end. I've noticed this in Bhai Avtaar Singh's and Chardikala Jatha's version of Asa Dee Vaar as well. Please could a Raagi Singh/Singhnee explain the thinking/reasoning behind this?
  13. Beautiful - first time I've heard of Bhai Sahib Correction! I just noticed that they are part of Jagowale jatha!