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  1. 1. What's the law/regulations regarding bringing full-size kirpans from India to the UK (England) in checked luggage? 2. I know that most people think that checked luggage is fine for big kirpans, but don't some countries or airlines have regulations about "swords" and "weapons" in luggage these days? If there are such regs, are they usually ignored? 3. Secondly, in the UK, is there any problem with wearing/taking along the big kirpan? Specifically, throwing it into your car and taking it to the Gurdwara? 4. What if you have to travel by bus/train to a keertan program in another city? 5. Finally, what about the reverse? Taking your fullsize kirpan to India? Any grief from Delhi vs. Amritsar airports?
  2. By "this" do you mean destroying a gutka after yet another girl was born? Yeah, that's manmat, but not just manmat, it's a vicious attack on the body of Satguru. This fool is bound for hell. On the other hand if you're asking whether a Sikh wanting a son is manmat, no, it's not. Was Guru Hargobind ji a manmukh for saying that "puttar" is "nishan" to the wandering sadhu? Of course, if it is not written in God's will for you to have a son, you should not pout or be angry with God. You should accept God's will as sweet.
  3. Jagmeet Singh is new leader of the NDP Canada

    It's nice that he has been chosen NDP leader. He is both the first Sikh and first visible minority of a federal Canadian party to become leader. In order to become Prime Minister, he will have to convince Conservative and moderate voters that he is not going to import 10% of the worlds 1.5 billion Muslims. I think he has made a good start by not including increasing immigration in his priority list of 4 action items: income inequality, indigenous Canadians, climate change, and electoral reform. I think he would make a good opponent for Justin Trudeau. Just like Trudeau is relatively young, so is Jagmeet Singh. He is also very good looking, to my eye, at least. He is extremely fit, and his tailored suits show it. (They must be tailored, no way those could be off-the-rack suits, with that close fit.) Just like Trudeau boxed, he is a mixed-martial arts fighter. He's not a lukewarm uncleji like Harjit Singh Sajjan, but rather something like Obama: not necessarily in the politics, but as a relatively young figure that creates excitement. In the image-centric age we live in, it doesn't hurt to have been called Canada's most (or one of the most) fashionable and stylish politician by Buzzfeed, GQ, and Toronto Life. The fact that he won on the first ballot is astounding. He got 53% of the vote, more than all his 3 opponents combined, with the greatest being at 17%.
  4. GUR from GURU

    You posted a 100MB file for an 8min video? It would have been appreciated if you had gone to the trouble of finding the referenced shabad online, and posting it. In any case, here's the shabad being sung: ਗੁਰ ਬਿਨੁ ਘੋਰੁ ਅੰਧਾਰੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਬਿਨੁ ਸਮਝ ਨ ਆਵੈ ॥ Gur Bin Ghor Andhhaar Guroo Bin Samajh N Aavai || Without the Guru, there is utter darkness; without the Guru, understanding does not come. ਸਵਈਏ ਮਹਲੇ ਚਉਥੇ ਕੇ (ਭਟ ਨਲ੍ਯ੍ਯ) ੮:੧ - ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੩੯੯ ਪੰ. ੧੬ Savaiye (praise of Guru Ram Das) Bhatt Nalh ਗੁਰ ਬਿਨੁ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਨ ਸਿਧਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਬਿਨੁ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਪਾਵੈ ॥ Gur Bin Surath N Sidhh Guroo Bin Mukath N Paavai || Without the Guru, there is no intuitive awareness or success; without the Guru, there is no liberation. ਗੁਰੁ ਕਰੁ ਸਚੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਕਰੁ ਰੇ ਮਨ ਮੇਰੇ ॥ Gur Kar Sach Beechaar Guroo Kar Rae Man Maerae || So make Him your Guru, and contemplate the Truth; make Him your Guru, O my mind. ਗੁਰੁ ਕਰੁ ਸਬਦ ਸਪੁੰਨ ਅਘਨ ਕਟਹਿ ਸਭ ਤੇਰੇ ॥ Gur Kar Sabadh Sapunn Aghan Kattehi Sabh Thaerae || Make Him your Guru, who is embellished and exalted in the Word of the Shabad; all your sins shall be washed away. ਗੁਰੁ ਨਯਣਿ ਬਯਣਿ ਗੁਰੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਕਰਹੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਤਿ ਕਵਿ ਨਲ੍ਯ੍ਯ ਕਹਿ ॥ Gur Nayan Bayan Gur Gur Karahu Guroo Sath Kav Naly Kehi || So speaks NALL the poet: with your eyes, make Him your Guru; with the words you speak, make Him your Guru, your True Guru. ਜਿਨਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਨ ਦੇਖਿਅਉ ਨਹੁ ਕੀਅਉ ਤੇ ਅਕਯਥ ਸੰਸਾਰ ਮਹਿ ॥੪॥੮॥ Jin Guroo N Dhaekhiao Nahu Keeao Thae Akayathh Sansaar Mehi ||4||8|| Those who have not seen the Guru, who have not made Him their Guru, are useless in this world. ||4||8|| Before I say anything, I would like to ask where you got this video. Did you get it from Parkash Singh Bagga, or are you Parkash Singh Bagga?
  5. Bringing Fullsize Kirpan from India to UK

    Right, and so I assume this means that you are saying that it won't be seized by customs in the UK. But the gov't website says: 4. Banned and restricted goods There are some goods that you can’t bring into the UK - they’ll be seized by customs. These include: illegal drugs offensive weapons, eg flick knives https://www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/banned-and-restricted-goods So I'm worried that if they take their regulations seriously, customs can seize a big kirpan, because it's certainly an "offensive weapon", no? Or do we skate by on the religious exception?
  6. Dhadrianwale exposed

    The guy (jet-black beard liquor-selling "Amritdhari" uncle) is just going around randomly hitting people who are calmly sitting down. Did he down a few pegs before the divan? Hitting people who did not hit you is assault. It doesn't matter if you own the gurdwara, like I think he does. Will he also be booked for assault? Or just the Singhs for shouting a few jaikaras?
  7. Dhadrianwale exposed

    Yes, I do. What all went down? Why did the committee even invite him in the first place? Are the cmte members rode hedonists and atheists? Devout rode? Kesadhari shraabi kabaabi, or devout kesadhari? Amritdhari or mistaken (missionary) Amritdhari? Did some traditional Sikhs show up to oppose Dhadrianwale? In what way were they opposing Dhadrianwale? Did the cmte attempt to calmly ask the opponents to leave the Darbar Hall, or did they jump straight to beating them up? Was the cmte beating people up?
  8. Dhadrianwale exposed

    No, brother, this is my transcription of Sant Dhadrianwale's 10min video. From my post: "This is basically what he said. I'll reply later on below:" I don't know if Gurpreet Singh from California made a recent refutation video, but I know that he does a lot of that sort of thing. Quite interesting that Dhadrianwale did not address any substantive points made by Gurpreet Singh, but merely homed in on the number of protesters and supporters.
  9. Dhadrianwale exposed

    "Ehna Di Problem Ki Hai"? | Sant Ranjit Singh Dhadrian Wale explains !! San Jose, CA | 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N5XrTz3d-8 This is basically what he said (a transcription of Dhadrianwale's video above). I'll reply later on below in another post:
  10. Horrible News From Chandigarh

    It would be nice if you could post 2 sentences, maybe even 1, to let people know what the article is about and why they should bother to click through to it.
  11. No offense, but ... who cares? It's not like this was the finals or a world championship.
  12. It's one thing to cluster in a given area to have enough people to make congregation able to support a temple, church, etc. But what we're talking about is the aggressive tactics used to rid an area of non-Muslims. The percentage of Chinese in Chinatowns is very high. But non-Chinese people are not usually afraid of visiting Chinatown. They are not no-go areas where they bully, ban, and kill non-Chinese people, in the way that a Swedish reporter who was working to de-mystify no-go zones was shot ... in a no-go zone, thereby proving the point.
  13. Yeah, I think that's true. Maybe that wouldn't be a problem if the elites were ever actually right about anything. It's the elites that decided they wanted to start subsidizing illegitimacy by paying money to women who have children outside of wedlock. If they have a husband who is earning, that counts against their welfare benefits. Surprise, surprise, you get women mating with multiple men not their husbands. It's the elites that decided to start the war against Iraq, a country that never invaded or even threatened the US. It's the elites that decided they want to teach children in 3rd grade in a way that encourages them to want to engage in extra-marital sex. And it's the elites that decided to import millions of fake Syrian refugees without even a vote (most don't even claim to be from that country, most of the ones who claim to be aren't). And so on.
  14. Yes, good point. I think this is the reason Guru Sahib granted us the Rehit. The Rehit keeps us tough. We're meant to engage in sword-play and ride horses, and the rest of the Nihang lifestyle. But we've become weak. Sikhs ask, "Why do we have to have a kirpan if there's no war on. And if there's a criminal, we can just call 911, 100, or 999 on our iPhone?" It's people like that which lead to ridiculous stuff like Sweden giving housing benefits to returning Jihadis instead of throwing them in the slammer.
  15. Dhadrianwale exposed

    Well, I find it quite interesting that you have people (including Sant Dhadrianwale's retinue and possibly including NKJ) who support Dhadrianwale for years. Presumably they support the stuff that Sant Dhadrianwale preached at that time, like Naam Simran. Now, suddenly, he turns around and basically says Naam Simran is manmat. And his followers don't abandon him, they cling even tighter to him. So they can't claim to be supporters of a philosophy (Gurmat). Rather, they were and are supporters of a man. When the man flips, they flip too: ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਛਡਿ ਕੈ ਮਨਮੁਖ ਹੋਇ ਬੰਦੇ ਦਾ ਬੰਦਾ। Manmukh, the mind-orientated, leaving away the true Guru Lord becomes slave of man. ਹੁਕਮੀ ਬੰਦਾ ਹੋਇ ਕੈ ਨਿਤ ਉਠਿ ਜਾਇ ਸਲਾਮੁ ਕਰੰਦਾ। Becoming errand boy of man he goes daily to salute him. ਆਠ ਪਹਰ ਹਥ ਜੋੜਿ ਕੈ ਹੋਇ ਹਜੂਰੀ ਖੜਾ ਰਹੰਦਾ। All the twenty four hours (eight pahars) with folded hands he stands before his master. ਨੀਦ ਨ ਭੁਖ ਨ ਸੁਖ ਤਿਸੁ ਸੂਲੀ ਚੜ੍ਹਿਆ ਰਹੈ ਡਰੰਦਾ। Sleep, hunger and pleasure he does not have and remains so scared as if he has been sacrificed. ਪਾਣੀ ਪਾਲਾ ਧੁਪ ਛਾਉ ਸਿਰ ਉਤੈ ਝਲਿ ਦੁਖ ਸਹੰਦਾ। Throughout rains, cold, sunlight, shade, he undergoes myriad sufferings. ਆਤਸ ਬਾਜੀ ਸਾਰੁ ਵੇਖਿ ਰਣ ਵਿਚਿ ਘਾਇਲੁ ਹੋਇ ਮਰੰਦਾ। In the battlefield (of life) this same person, considering sparks of iron as fireworks gets mortally wounded. ਗੁਰ ਪੂਰੇ ਵਿਣੁ ਜੂਨਿ ਭਵੰਦਾ ॥੪॥ Without the (shelter of) perfect Guru, he wanders through the species. ਵਾਰਾਂ ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ : ਵਾਰ ੧੫ ਪਉੜੀ ੪ Bhai Gurdas Varaan 15:4
  16. Dhadrianwale exposed

    I would hardly call it having it both ways. People here want the panth to flourish--the Sikh Panth to flourish. Back when Sant Dhadrianwale was preaching Sikhism, many (most?) people supported him. Now that he's preaching his own version of missionary matt, people are decreasing or reversing their support. People do like the fact that he had made thousands or hundreds of thousands of people Amritdhari. But now, he's attacking the very foundations on which Khande-bate da Amrit is based. Now he says he only supports Guru Granth Sahib ji. So, please tell us, where in Guru Granth Sahib does it say to take Khanda Amrit, or even how it's supposed to be prepared? So if you think people coming and taking amrit is a good thing (like you implied), then you would have to be wary of supporting Sant Dhadrianwale in his current incarnation.
  17. It's dumbfounding to know that refugees are being accommodated at taxpayer expense. Why oh why? How stupid exactly are European/American politicians? It's one thing to give someone a meal the same day they come into the country, but not for months and years ata time. Did the small number of Sikhs who claimed asylum sit around all day doing nothing and collecting benefits? I doubt it. If nothing else, you can become an apprentice and you can learn the basics of a trade in a few weeks or months and start earning honest money. Or you can learn English. But we know they have other priorities (like watching Anjem Choudary Youtube videos).
  18. Well, I think there are multiple reasons for white flight. One reason is that some (but not all) white people flee whenever they happen to see more than 1 token brown person. I agree that it's hard to live in an area that has become unsafe because you care for your children, but fleeing merely because there's a non-white in the neighborhood is racist and totally unnecessary. I would not fault people for moving, though, if they had encountered or heard of multiple unsafe situations due to aggression by certain communities. I don't think Sikhs or Hindus (or Buddhist, Orientals, etc.) engage in that kind of behavior. They're not looking to create exclusive enclaves in order to enforce Rehat Maryada (not that Rehat is binding on non-Sikhs in the first place, other than a gurdwara).
  19. You mean the cases for which the politicians don't want that community to be prosecuted? Well, Europeans are too busy giving returning jihadis housing and benefits to detain them: Swedish city to offer returning Isis fighters housing and benefits in reintegration programme http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/sweden-isis-fighters-city-lund-returning-jihadis-housing-job-education-benefits-reintegration-a7371266.html You couldn't make this stuff up even if you tried.
  20. Prominent UK Muslim leader Anjem Choudary encourages Muslims to get on state welfare benefits because that's a form of Jaziya tax being paid by kaffirs to Muslims: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9875954/Muslim-preacher-urges-followers-to-claim-Jihad-Seekers-Allowance.html He goes on to make fun of people who work a 9-5 job, waking up at 7am. I guess he must wake up at 10 or 11am, having spent most of the night browsing Osama bin Laden's recommended porn collection.
  21. Thanks for that. The numbers that I posted from the websites linked to by the Qwe123 poster may have been skewed because when you only have 30 Sikhs in a jail, even a few more or a few less Sikhs can dramatically change the percentages.
  22. Questions from an ignorant manmukh, vol.1

    The passage reads: Vol I, Life of Guru Nanak, p51
  23. Questions from an ignorant manmukh, vol.1

    Well, I guess you answered my questions #1-3, but not #4, so go ahead and do that, please. It seems that you do accept the idea of punishment to the extent of the crime, which seems fine to me. Just like you were upset, I would be upset if there were no punishment for the evil deeds that people commit. I think that some people take the idea of a "loving God" too far, and think that they should be able to do whatever they want to do, and have no consequences. I don't think you are saying that, though. As far as Hell, it seems it depends how you define it. I guess you thought "hell" mean "eternal hell". I would think hell is a place that you get punishment; the length of the punishment is up to God in regards to your misdeeds. As for your question regarding the possibility of redemption for people in hell, yes, the Sikh scriptures do speak to that. First of all, there is a hell in which sinners are thrown: ਸਲੋਕ ਮਃ ੪ ॥ ਜੋ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਕਰੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪੂਰੇ ਕੀ ਸੁ ਅਉਖਾ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਹੋਇਆ ॥ One who slanders the Perfect True Guru, shall have difficulty in this world. 14148 ਗਉੜੀ ਕੀ ਵਾਰ:੧ (ਮ: ੪) ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੩੦੯ ਪੰ. ੧੦ p 309 ਨਰਕ ਘੋਰੁ ਦੁਖ ਖੂਹੁ ਹੈ ਓਥੈ ਪਕੜਿ ਓਹੁ ਢੋਇਆ ॥ He is caught and thrown into the most horrible hell, the well of pain and suffering. ਕੂਕ ਪੁਕਾਰ ਕੋ ਨ ਸੁਣੇ ਓਹੁ ਅਉਖਾ ਹੋਇ ਹੋਇ ਰੋਇਆ ॥ No one listens to his shrieks and cries; he cries out in pain and misery. ਓਨਿ ਹਲਤੁ ਪਲਤੁ ਸਭੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ ਲਾਹਾ ਮੂਲੁ ਸਭੁ ਖੋਇਆ ॥ He totally loses this world and the next; he has lost all of his investment and profit. ਓਹੁ ਤੇਲੀ ਸੰਦਾ ਬਲਦੁ ਕਰਿ ਨਿਤ ਭਲਕੇ ਉਠਿ ਪ੍ਰਭਿ ਜੋਇਆ ॥ He is like the ox at the oil-press; each morning when he rises, God places the yoke upon him. However, there is the possibility of redemption: ਜੇ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸਰਣੀ ਫਿਰਿ ਓਹੁ ਆਵੈ ਤਾ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਅਉਗਣ ਬਖਸਿ ਲਇਆ ॥ But if he should come again to the Sanctuary of the Guru, then even his past sins shall be forgiven. ਗਉੜੀ ਵਾਰ¹ (ਮਃ ੪) (੧੩) ਸ. (੪) ੨:੮ - ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੩੦੭ ਪੰ. ੯ p307 So, yes, I think that Sikhism does envision the kind of thing you're talking about (temporary punishment leading to cleansing and then forgiveness).
  24. Questions from an ignorant manmukh, vol.1

    Welcome. I would like to ask: 1. Why would it bother you if there were a hell? 2. Do you think people should or should not receive punishment for their deeds? 3. If yes (or even if no), do you think Adolf Hitler should receive residence in paradise in exchange for killing 11 million people? 4. What was the exact passage from Macauliffe's book?
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