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  1. Do you think there is a widening gap of sorts between amritdharis and non-amritdharis? I was reading these comments left on a news site and this person repeatedly called Amritdharis drug sellers etc. It seems he is saying that amrit is not necessary and amritdharis have a violent agenda in wearing the Kirpan. Again if you think about it many non-amritdharis (this is my experience) seem to always say there is no need to wear the Kirpan etc. if u have Bhagti and they seem to stereotype keshdhari and Shastardhari Singhs. What do you think?
  2. A passionate plea.

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh. I have a plea to make to anyone reading this, this plea is in regards to a Singh living in a foreign country for more than a decade. Singh is tomorrow going to talk with a politician regarding political asylum in his chosen nation. Singh needs official documents regarding what India is doing to Sikhs, that is human rights violation etc. It will be greatly appreciated if reports, and websites which can help Singh prove his point can be provided before 3,0, clock tomorrow. Three o clock New Zealand time. Thank u ji.
  3. How does Rehat make one Sikh? Many people argue that if u do not keep rehat it does not make u less of a Sikh. How do we refute such people? Does Rehat make us distinct? How does it help in this life and the next? Please can anyone elaborate and explain why Rehat is set for a Sikh? What it's purposes are etc.
  4. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8354977.stm I had heard that Sikh soldiers within the army had to remove their dastars during training/on field, to replace with a helmet. This was confirmed by the above article: "During his training on the rifle ranges, Rifleman Singh has to take off his turban for safety and wear a hard helmet." there are roughly 80 Sikhs in the British army. from over 100,000 fighting with their Dastars to death, to 80 Sikhs willingly replacing their dastars... this is clearly an issue for those to whom the dastar has significance. for those who see it as mere head covering, will willingly replace it for a helmet. But what about our Amritdhari Sikh wanting to join the army or already within the army? perhaps this is why the number of Sikhs is so low? or atleast a contributer. Is there anything being done about this? and legal cases etc... Pul chuk maaf ji
  5. Help with Dumalla please

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Cyber sangat ji, basically ive been keeping my kes for about 7months now. My head hair is about 3/4inches long...its taking ages growing lol. My dhara is a few inches long too. Loving every bit of it! Cant wait for it to get longer. I started saja'ing a dastar about 2ish months back, pretty simple gol dastar which is working pretty fine except i'd really like to sajaa a Dumalla. It looks crazy!! Totally beautiful!! Ive been trying with the help of our veers on youtube but they all have 'proper' kes so it doesnt really work for me. My question, is it possible to sajaa a Dumalla with such short kes as in my case? And to my veers who once cut their kes and are now keeping them; what style dastar did you sajaa? What works best? Any tips would be much much appreciated thank you. Secondly, this may seem a daft question but once youve made the decision to keep your kes, how soon after can you take amrit? Like i dont feel 'proper' at the moment because my kes are so short...i would still consider myself a monna although ive not cut my kes in over 7months. I dont intend on taking amrit for atleast a year yet. As soon as i can start keeping rehat properly, I can consider taking amrit. I don't want to take amrit and then find i cant keep rehat or i make a mistake which ill regret right, for example, i love my sleep so if i miss amritvela...etc. Is this the correct thinking? Or should i take amrit and then see where it takes me? Cyber sangat ji, thank you in advance! And i apologise for any phul of mine, incase ive offended anyone. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  6. I dont know if anyone has noticed but a lot of the time i see a lot of young sikhs taking on some parts of the glorified gangster culture. This is from the way they dress with low jeans and the latest Yeezy 2 trainers to the way they drive s low down in there cars. But easily the most annoying is the way they speak and type "innit", "wagwan", "gwarnin". Even on this forum you see people giving advice using slang language I myself sometimes easily fall into the trap. But surely we should do something to combat this problem makes us look like a joke.
  7. Sikh Patrol have a stall at the London Mela in Gunnersbury Park in Ealing, London on Sun 19th Aug and need Sikhs for Seva We raise awareness and protect Sikhs against forced conversions On the day, we are handing out leaflets, raising awareness on the topic, speaking to the publc, selling childrens book on Sikhi and letting people know what the Sikh Patrol movement is Please contact me on the facebook page, link below http://www.facebook.com/groups/Sikhpatrol/
  8. Please share your views!!! I was studying Bachitra Natak, i mention here especially about Subh Bansh Barnan Dutiya Adhiyaye and Patshahi Barnan. > :respect: Guru Gobind Singh ji Patshah 10 :respect: has written in Dasam granth Sahib that He belongs to Sodhi Vansh (want to clear here i am just mentioning about Temporal LIneage not Spiritual because Bhagtas have no Vansh, Kull etc. It is same like they have one father i.e god but as we know that Temporal Father of Guru Sahib is Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib so Temporal fact should not be denied....and this is Temporal Fact) which is further continuation of Raghu Vansh (Rama Ji was also born in same vansh but Guru Sahib did not give him much importance, even haven't used word SRI but used RAAM KUMAR for him, just written KAAL PAAYE SUR PUREH SIDHAYO the same like in Guru Granth Sahib it is written RAAM GAYO RAAVAN GAYO) which is further continuation of Suyavansh. > :respect: Khalsa :respect: is son of Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Sahib Devan that means Khalsa is also part of same Sodhivanshi <- Raghuvanshi <- Suryavanshi. (Temporal LIneage) > Which means Hindu brothers worship forefathers of Khalsa (like Rama), whom Khalsa treat as Normal Human being (Not God), even in Guru Granth Sahib or like in Dasam Granth it is mentioned (KITEY RAAM SEY MET DAAREY UPAAYE) Note: If Mehta Kalyan was Idol Worshipper Hindu, this does not mean that Baba Nanak was not Temporal Son of him and if some one want to go with Mehta Kalyan Dass thought then let him go but if someone want to go with Baba Nanak's thought then how could we call him Idol worshippers? The above facts in Dasam Granth does not make Khalsa, a Hindu from any side? Does not provoke Khalsa to go for Idol Worship. Does not provoke Khalsa to Do Rama Worship or Krishna Worship etc. I don't know from where Anti Dasam People think that this makes us Hindu? RSS, VHP, etc if say that Sikhs are hindu due to this fact then what is difference between them and anti dasam people? > Fact is that Khalsa is Heritor of Raghu Vansh, and Raghu, Surya etc. who was ruler of most of parts of india upto Afghanistan and even Tazhakitan > Even By this Khalsa is actual heritor(Waaris) of maximum part of land of India. Especially, Lahore, Kasoor, Ayodhya etc Please contribute your views !!!
  9. WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH JI http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261081050569?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 ONE 1850'S POTHI CONTAINING 'Japji Sahib, Anand Sahib, Sodar Rehras, Sukhmani Sahib, etc' FOR SALE ON EBAY. POSTAGE WORLDWIDE. reserve of $1000. I know these are genuine as will any other ebayer. his feedback is 100% positive with 154 sales to date. I have the name and number of the singh auctioning these. he has offered to post these to me from canada to the uk i.e. jiffy bag etc need i say more. ANYBODY in Canada, Calgary able to pay a visit/purchase these just to ensure they are in safe hands and stop the auction??? PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR CONTACT INFO. do not want to post his personal details in the open...although i dont see why not since his acts are so distasteful. can we pool together funds to purchase at $1000? i do not have these funds otherwise i would've myself and had a contact in calgary collect in person.
  10. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh ji, I've been attending weddings since ever basically lol typical. But its soon to be my own. So basically someone in the family found/recomended a girl for me to my parents and things got rolling from there. I plan to take Amrit in the near future. I want to get into keeping rehit before i take Amrit so i know i can commit to keeping rehit instead of taking Amrit and then seeing if i can keep it or not. The proposed girl for me is not kesdhari at the moment. I'm hoping here journey will lead her onto this path soon. Now both families are typically punjabi. Hardcore partiers etc. 1) I just want the Anand Karaj to take place, Guru ka Langar and we all go home. I realize this is a dream world fantasy of mine. Does anyone think this could be possible? I dont listen to music, i dont dance drink or eat forbidden food- i dont want all this to take over my own wedding. So can there be a compromise as im pretty sure both families will never agree to a total no party policy. Hows no meat no alcohol and i will not be dancing like a lunitic? Just food, deafening music and people dancing... And when should i make all this clear to the girls family? I think this could potentially be a deal breaker. 2) Is the Kurmai and Chunni ceremony Gurmat? I've seen how the groom is given dried fruits nuts etc in his palla/parna thing and then fed a shuwara/dried date. I don't understand what this represents so am questioning whether this is Gurmat at all. I've seen this take place in the Darbar Sahib. What is this all about? And can I take part in all this? 3) The maiya/mehndi which takes place on the days leading to the wedding. Haldi doh stuff is applied to the groom/bride-to-be. I really dont fancy that. Too intimate and spray on fake tan would do the same job! Pretty sure this is not Gurmat. 4) Groom & Kalgi- this is a no no right? How come this happens all too often? Why is nothing said/explained to sangat before/during the Anand Karaj? And the groom holds a sword- any reason? 5) Can this all work out between me, a kesdhari hoping to soon take Amrit, and a non kesdhari girl? Pul chuk maaf ji.
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  12. VJKK VJKF to all. visit www.thesikhwarehouse.co.uk some of things we sell are: pagh/dhamalla kapra chola gathra kachere our own designed sikh t-shirts sikh instruments etc visit the website and order now!!! vjkk vjkf
  13. Share Charity Newsletter

    Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh S.H.A.R.E Charity would like to notify the sangat that we will now be producing a newsletter every quater. This will give you all the opportunity to keep up to date with the projects, and events that we are currently working on. We hope you can take the time out to read our newsletter, and also participate by attending our events. Share Newsletter.pdf Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh
  14. Panj Piares And Amrit.

    The Panj Piares were Sikhs before becoming amritdhari so what was the change in them after taking amrit? What was the difference in them? How do we turn different after we take amrit? Heres the original question asked on facebook by a nindak of Guru ghar. Amrit Shakan to Pehla Punj Pyarian da religion ki c te Amrit shakan to baad Panj Pyarian da dharm ki c? J oh pehla v sikh san ta Amrit shak k ki farak pai gya? te jo oh Amrit shak k sikh bane ta ki oh sare lok jina ne amrit nahi shakya c ya hai(Including All Gurus) ohna da dharm ki hai ya C?
  15. Parkarma

    Vaheguroo jee ka khalsaa vaheguroo jee kee fatehhh I just went to an akj samagam and noticed that the sewadars would block the parkarma while the program began and opened it when it finishes. can some one tell me why this is done. I totallly don't agree with it, which ia why i would like to know for my understanding why this bizzare action takes place. Vaheguroo jee ka khalsaa vaheguroo jee kee fatehhh
  16. Eating Meat.

    could somebody please explain to my whether or not sikhs are allowed to eat meat or not. i watched a you-tube video where the sikh man (was an american gora) said you should eat whatever you feel like eating. i did other research and it says that sikhs are not allowed to eat halal meat / kosher meat. they can eat jhatka meat. my family says sikhs cannot eat meat as animals are Gods creation and it is disrespectful to eat it. what is the right option?
  17. You will be pleased to know that the Sikh Missionary Society has made arrangments to hold the 35th Sikh Students Gurmat Camp from Sunday 22th July to 29th July 2012 at Sri Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara, Guru Nanak Marg, Gravesend, DA12 1AG Special Features of the camp are: Community Living: The Gurmat Way Community Living: The Gurmat Way Gurmat Essay & Painting Competition One Day Outing Introduction to Kirtan Indoor and Outdoor Games Workshops/Seminars & Discussions on Sikh Religion and Culture Camp Fire and Martial Arts Display Tie up Dastar (Saujana) Encouragement & Prizes to the children who learn Gurbani Path by heart Fees: £80 for the first child from a family and £75 for other children in the same family. Special concessions may be available in some cases (please give us a call on 020 8574 1902). There are approximately 100 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Note: Minimum Age for Campers is 10 years and the Maximum age is 15. For more information - www.sikhmissionarysociety.org/sms/smsyouthcamp/
  18. Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa , Waheguru Ji ki Fateh, this question goes out to my Sisters and (Brothers) out there, what do you think of arranged wedding? Do you agree , that your parents find a partner for you? Can you develope love, or should there be a connection - before marriage? I want to know your inner feelings - the truth. Share your thoughts and opinions. Regards
  19. VJKK VJKF Sangat Ji I wanted to know a list of Sikh populated high schools, in west London, Around Southall, Hayes, Northolt and around. VJKK VJKF
  20. Issue With Beard

    VJKK VJKF I am a 19 year old boy Sikh living in the UK and I have an issue when it comes to the topic of my dhari. It’s not that anybody says anything to me anymore it’s just that I don’t feel comfortable with it. I don’t feel like myself. I feel have to think twice before I do anything becasue I may give Sikhs a bad name. I feel like a hypocrite. I’ve talked to my family about shaving my dhari and everytime it comes up my Mum gets upset and so does my brother so to keep everyone happy I do what they want me to do and not shave. But I feel that this is emotional blackmail and that in the end I have no choice, I’m being treated like a puppet and they are pulling the strings. To make matters worse my relatives think that me and my brother are really religious and are going to end up being Amritdharis, all because my Mum told them that me and my brother are going to take Amrit. I know that this is the case with my brother as he is into Sikhi and wants to take Amrit, but I am nowhere near ready. Saying this sometimes I do feel comfortable with my dhari. I do understand the importance of Kes, or well at least I think I do. But majority of the time I regret to say that I don’t feel comfortable and that I am keeping it because of my mother. I am in a dilemma. Do I keep my dhari despite being uncomfortable with it just to keep everyone happy and so that relatives don’t say anything to my parents, OR do I do what I want and end up upsetting people? I would appreciate some advice as I am really confused. It’s been like this for 3 years now and is beginning to stress me out. Many thanks in advance. VJKK VJKF
  21. A SEMINAR AT THE SIKH MISSIONARY SOCIETY, UK BY Dr. Suba Singh Ph D, LL B Former Principal, Gurmat Gian College, Patiala; former Principal Sikh Shaheed Missionary College and professor at Khalsa College, Amritsar; Member of Syndicate & Senate of Punjabi University Patiala. A presentation by the learned and distinguished professor of Sikh History and Sikh Studies, Dr. Suba Singh, will be made on 31st March 2012 (Saturday) from 4pm to 6pm. The topic will be: CHARDHI KALA DA PRATEEK KHALSA ( ਚੜ੍ਹਦੀ ਕਲਾ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਤੀਕ ਖਾਲਸਾ ) KHALSA, SYMBOLIC OF THE RISING SPIRIT Everyone is cordially invited to attend. There will be questions and answers session at the end of the presentation. Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana issue will also be discussed. Refreshments will be served at the end of the programme. Sikh Missionary Society U.K. 10, Featherstone Road. Southall, Middx, U.K. UB2 5AA http://www.sikhmissionarysociety.org
  22. A request to ALL amritdhari or not, which ever jathabandi please make an effort to make it the Chaupai Sahib Jaap programme at Gurdwara Baba Sang, Smethwick, Birmingham on the 31st . ***Ardas Benti for the Chardi kala of Bhai Balwant Singh 'Rajoana' and the Chardi kala of the singh's and singhnia in jail's in India**** Gurdwara Baba Snag St Pauls Road Smethwick Birmingham Arambh Friday 30th March 4.30 pm Bhog Saturday 31st March 4.30 am Benti to all local sangat please attend bringin other's and join in this ardas For rauls please contact 07763608328 info:@chaupaisahib.org ChaupaiSahib.org
  23. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh, The Sikh Naujawan Academy is proud to present TWO GURMAT CAMPS this month. The first is a ONE DAY Gurmat Camp in DUDLEY. The town has not had a Sikh Camp aimed at the youth in over a decade, and this is a positive step forward to ensure that Sikh knowledge and values are passed to the younger generation. The camp will be fun, engaging, challenging and will be an excellent opportunity for the youth to make new friends and enjoy the family atmosphere of the Gurmat Camp. The camp will be held at the One Day SNA Gurmat Camp At Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara (Dudley) 7 Vicar Street, Dudley , DY2 8RQ MONDAY 13TH FEB. 2012 8AM and 6PM and will be followed by a Keertan Darbaar from 6PM - 9PM. We request the attendance of all our youth from the local area, and if anyone is wishing to help, please get in contact or turn up on the day. This is an enormous first step in the right direction by the Dudley Sikh Youth Alliance and the Sikh Naujawan Academy is happy to support the advancement of the Sikh Faith. Anyone wishing to help or requring any more info. please contact Giani Sukha Singh: 07956938737 or Facebook message DUDLEY SIKHS. The second is a TWO DAY SNA Gurmat Camp in BIRMINGHAM. The camp will be held at the Ramgarhia Gurudwara (Small Heath) 27 29 Waverley Road Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 OHG 15TH - 16TH FEB 2012 8AM - 5PM. Contact: Harbinder Singh: 07973798548. The camp is a continuation of the SNA's extremely successful Gurmat Camps in the West Midlands area and is sure to draw alot of kids who will be taught about Sikhi, challenged interactively whilst having fun in a relaxed environment. Any sevadaars wishing to help, get in touch with Thank you Giani Sukha Singh
  24. For Sale, Is a Wootz Gold Khanjar. With more recent gold work, and slabs. the blade has some pitting on it. Asking Price: £250 NEW PRICE: £200 AntiqueCollections@hotmail.co.uk www.antiquecollectionsuk.blogspot.com I am willing, for a quick sale to sell both gold pesh kabz and khanjer/kirpan for £300 in order to make room for more stock! Thanks
  25. I know you cant wear hats, but for an school activity can we wear a helmet in a trip? thanks fateh!
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