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  1. Toronto GTA and mature folk

    What nonsense is this? Do you live in an area with legalized marijuana, and you just took a hit before posting this? By growing up in a white neighborhood, she has to marry a white man? If you marry a worldy man (Punjabi or white), I highly doubt he'll object to your listening to your precious rock. Or bhangra, for that matter. If you marry a spiritual man, he'll likely prefer that you listen to Gurbani (and have your kids listen to Bani), but you should settle that before marriage. Anyway: ਮੇਰੇ ਮੋਹਨ ਸ੍ਰਵਨੀ ਇਹ ਨ ਸੁਨਾਏ ॥ ਸਾਕਤ ਗੀਤ ਨਾਦ ਧੁਨਿ ਗਾਵਤ ਬੋਲਤ ਬੋਲ ਅਜਾਏ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Maerae Mohan Sravanee Eih N Sunaeae || Sakath Geeth Nadh Dhhun Gavath Bolath Bol Ajaeae ||1|| Rehao || O my fascinating Lord, let me not listen to the faithless cynic, singing his songs and tunes, and chanting his useless words. ||1||Pause|| p708
  2. Sri Dasam Granth Senchyia

    I see, that might be the place where the press itself is located, but I'm sure that the books must be available for sale at Patiala (or at major Sikh bookstores), right?
  3. Sri Dasam Granth Senchyia

    I don't know if they have the entire Dasam Granth Sahib, but yes, they do have major banis available. SGPC publishes a "Das Granthi" which includes major Dasam banis like Bachittar Natak and Akal Ustat. Their "Das Granthi" is available at a very reasonable bheta (something like a few tens of rupees). Pick one up the next time you are at Amritsar, a major historical gurdwara, or a large Sikh bookstore.
  4. Are we allowed to Thank Waheguru?

    Some people are too philosophical for their own good. You should ask these people who are supposedly free from "dualism" whether they had breakfast today. If so, why? Did they go to work? If so, why? Won't Waheguru just feed them regardless? Why make those special efforts? Why feed yourself when there are 7 billion people out there? Do they think they are apart from the rest of creation, or Waheguru? Is that not dualistic? Your friends should get a clue. The main thrust of Gurbani is to get people to be thankful for what they have! ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਦਿਤਾ ਖਾਵਣਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਕਹੀਐ ਸਾਬਾਸਿ ॥ Let us all celebrate Him, from whom we receive our nourishment. ਜਿਸਕਾ ਦੀਆ ਹਮੇਸਾ ਖਾਣਾ ਹੈ ਤਿਸ ਕਾ ਧੰਨ੍ਯਬਾਦ ਕਰੀਏ॥ (p474) Faridkot teeka: "From whom we always eat, we should thank." The person who doesn't say thank you is the worst person on Earth: ਭਾਰੇ ਭੁਈਂ ਅਕਿਰਤਘਣ ਮੰਦੀ ਹੂ ਮੰਦੇ ॥੮॥ Bhaaray Bhueen Akirataghan Mandee Hoo Manday | In fact the ungrateful person is burden on earth and he is evil of evils. ਵਾਰਾਂ ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ : ਵਾਰ ੩੫ ਪਉੜੀ ੮ ਪੰ. ੬ Sounds like your "non-dualistic" friends who don't say thank you.
  5. Well, I could see missing Nitnem for a day or two right around the day of your daughter's wedding, but on the other hand, there are plenty of married Singhs who follow rehit and don't miss Nitnem. There's simply no excuse for committing any of the bajjar kurehats, though, married or unmarried, busy or not busy, Amritdhari or not. But I even conceded the point there, because all I'm saying is, don't even take Amrit before marriage. Just at the very least, affirm that you (and your marriage partner) are a Sikh, believing in the 10 Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib ji. But people aren't even willing to do that??
  6. No, what I am saying is that look at the fact that Megan Markle is getting baptized due to UK law and the Queen's command. So why don't Sikhs follow the command of Sachi Sarkar and get baptized?
  7. Interestingly, nowhere in the article does it say who appointed him to this position. Key sentences: So, given the university is not paying him, who is? Or is just a self-appointed "chaplain"?
  8. Ironically, Namdharis do this. Well, that's probably the reason they still exist as a distinctive part of Punjabi society. Among them, they know quite well that they have to get initiated before they marry, and also that the person they marry has to be initiated, too. So basically, their young people know they can't marry outside of their group. Which why they're still around, even though they are a miniscule portion of the "Sikh" population. Otherwise they would have long ago merged into the greater Sikh community.
  9. Right, there are plenty of reasons why people were skeptical of Brexit before the vote, and some still are now. But, as you say, that's now reason for British Sikhs to leave the joint now that Brexit is coming into being, unlike what @superkaur is saying, which I am still at a failure to understand why Sikhs should want to leave the UK.
  10. Well, what's the first thing, brother? Genuinely interested in knowing. Is it: "Well, I was in favor of the policy of being in the EU. Now that my side lost, I'm going to leave the country?" Does anyone actually do that? Here's a bunch of celebs who vowed they'd leave the country if Donald Trump won: https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/celebrities/celebrities-who-said-they-ll-leave-america-if-donald-trump-becomes-president-1.12588837 Yet ... no one left.
  11. Bansavalinamah of Das Patshaian

    Speaking as a supporter of our traditional granths (in addition to Guru Granth Sahib ji), I do acknowledge the deficiencies in them, and this is an example of that. The punishment supposedly meted out to the Mazbi Sikh is atrocious. On the other hand, the brotherly love shown in the first part of the story (without regard for caste) is, I believe, an example of true Gursikh spirit as infused by Guru Gobind SIngh ji into the Panth, and is in accord with Guru Sahib's commands regarding caste in the Muktinama (from Suraj Prakash).
  12. Why would a Sikh who is either born in or well-settled in the UK want to go the EU?? Who cares about the EU? Is it so you can visit religious symbol banning France without a passport? Or a Germany influenced by the AfD, where we'll come under an anti-Muslim backlash? What's the point? Forget the EU, you can visit hundreds of countries visa-free regardless of whether the UK is part of EU or not.
  13. So Meghan Markle (the fiancee of Prince Harry) will be baptized into the Church of England in accordance with UK law and the wish of the Queen. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5126203/Meghan-baptised-Church-England.html My question is: what about Sikhs getting baptized (initiated/taking Amrit) before marriage in accordance with the laws of Sachi Sarkar and the wish of the Sacha Patshah (Guru Gobind Singh ji)? OK, forget that, forget Amrit, how about just acknowledging that you (and your fiancee) are a Sikh and believe in the 10 Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib? No amrit, no rehit, just a basic acknowledgement of the faith? Why is the word of the Sacha Patshah less important than that of a worldly king or queen?
  14. Some more Home Truths

    Sikhism needs neither a reformation nor a philosophy of free will. Reformations are for religions that are at a primitive tribal level in the first place. Sikhi starts off with Guru Nanak Ji feeding people langar, and preaching meditation of Satnam. If you start off with capturing war booty and sex slaves killing all the males, yeah, you need a reformation. Philosophy is (mostly) for people trying desperately to understand the universe without real divine knowledge. These types of efforts are called ਸਿਆਣਪਾਂ in Gurbani. (You did you Japji this morning, right?) All of these sianapan don't amount to a hill of beans. We don't have the burning need for philosophy that Westerners do because we can obtain complete knowledge via simran. ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰਨਿ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਸੁਝੈ ॥