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  1. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh, Daas has noticed that some guy has been spamming nearly every topic trying to advertise their website with the same generic message, (they joined recently, I presume). Daas just felt it was important for admin or mods to cut the spam here. (User)http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?/profile/46763-rand/ Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  2. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Something that Daas has always wondered while growing-up was how different Worldly Spirituality was from Gurmat, and in the beginning, Daas used to believe they were similar; however, the two are very different; though there are those similarities that we can recognize. What Daas will be going over is why Gurmat is unique and how worldly spirituality can also prove to be a different spirituality all together from what Gurmat can allow us to do. *(Note, there may be some things that Daas may not exactly have the full answer for, as worldly spirituality is extremely diverse and not united by anything). So hopefully we can fully appreciate the need for Gurmat and have full respect for Gur-prassad. First we will begin with some similarities between the two philosophies, there are a few and many of the things from worldly spirituality can assist us growing in Gurmat, (even though only one of them is truly connecting to Vaheguru completely). Some similarities is that from worldly spirituality the goal is for the individual to be able to connect to something, the really wish to connect to some outer energy which they believe is with everyone, this is similar to Gurmat as we try to connect to Vaheguru through Amrit Vela Simran. Another similarity is both paths require a certain lifestyle change in order to fully progress on a journey; for the worldly it may include some meditation, yoga, food changes, dressing a certain way, as well as limiting intake of intoxicants; for the Gurmat philosophy, we strive to change our lifestyle by doing our Nitnem, (daily prayers), simran, (chanting the Gurmantar: Vaheguru), controlling the effect of the 5 thieves, (lust, anger, greed, pride, and attachment), having some form of bana, (our 5ks), and doing what we can to build up our high qualities and give everything to Vaheguru, and Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Other similarities between the 2 paths include the need for finding a spiritual leader as well as a teacher; for the worldly spiritual people this may include a whole bunch of people with different thoughts of spirituality; while for Gurmat this is Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji-Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. And finally the 2 groups both attempt to answer the questions of life and death; as well as the importance of what to do here and after we leave, (for the worldly spiritual leaders this is diverse; however, each of them attempt to answer it, for Gurmat the answer is too deep to explain in this topic). Now that we got the similarities we should acknowledge the differences between the 2 philosophies. In the worldly spirituality, the instructors usually require a dedication of materialistic things; (such as a lot of money, or gifts), while in Gurmat, Guru Sahib asks only for what one gives with true love and dedication; in Gurmat we give due to our love; while for worldly instructors it is more of a business, (some of these people charge at least $100-$200 per hour). Another major difference is one is in the worldly, the student having to find his way out and inside of their spiritual goals; having to go to how many people; while not knowing for sure what is true and what is not, and is stuck having to think for themselves; while in Gurmat spirituality a student can have guaranteed way of knowing what to believe from Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and not having to be extremely confused on the journey and can read Gurbani for themselves; (some fake leaders charge a lot for spiritual advice of asking questions, without really giving answers and giving vague responses most of the times). But the hugest difference between Worldly and Gurmat, is that in the worldly spirituality the leaders will tell you what they feel will keep you coming and giving their money; while in Gurmat philosophy; Guru Sahib will tell you what you need to hear to save you from 8.4 million lives, because the love Satguru Sahib has for anyone willing to learn from him is much greater than anyone can even imagine, and he would love to free you, even when you may not feel in love with Guru Sahib yourself. These are some differences between Gurmat and Worldly Spirituality. How Worldly Spirituality can help someone on the path of Gurmat, as a different world view? Daas personally feels that Worldly Spirituality can help people because of the importance of that many people try to follow and learn from what they heard, many Sikhs today usually only know what to do; however, usually they don't follow, (and then they get lost). Usually some worldly spiritual people are genuinely interested in learning what to know about their own ideas and always ask questions to find the answers for; we as Sikhs can learn from that because as we ask questions and get answers; our faith in Guru Sahib will increase, sometimes, we need answers to our questions; and Guru Sahib has all the answers we can ever find. Many of the worldly spiritual people wake-up early for their devotional meditations, Amrit Vela is a completely Sikh concept that has been proven as a true time for Bhagti, (this was one of the things worldly spiritual took from Gurmat philosophy, that many of our people have forgotten), it is very important to get-up early for Bhagti. The last main reason worldly spirituality can help those on Gurmat philosophy is; it makes us feel more blessed and realize just how great Guru Sahib is, because while the world is busy finding spirituality which may take an extremely long time; we were blessed with the shortcut, especially if we were born into Sikh families from Gur-prassad; that out of all the people we were chosen to get a step-up and understand truth easily, and we can say Dhan Hai Sikhi, (Great is Sikhi), and finally acknowledge we have everything sorted out for us to rush through the 8.4 million lives and achieve Mukti in this life because of Gur-prassad. Vaheguru, what we must realize is that because of our love for Guru Sahib, we may distinguish those trying to deceive us, and merge with Vaheguru. Through Gur-prassad, we are able to be given a fast-lane of Sikhi to get the ultimate spiritual benefits. While Worldly Spirituality has it's benefits, it does not equal to even a small amount of Gurmat Philosophy. Vaheguru, may we hopefully be blessed to understand just how blessed we are to know about Guru Sahib. Bhul Chuk Maaf Karni, Forgive Any Mistakes From Daas. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! http://gurukisikhi.weebly.com/home/gurmat-vs-worldly-spirituality
  3. Sarbat Khalsa appointed Jathedars announce to initiate anti-drug pilgrimage in Punjab By Sikh24 Editors - August 7, 2016 TARN TARAN, Punjab—As per directions of Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara, the Sarbat Khalsa appointed Jathedars have announced to initiate an anti-drug pilgrimage across Punjab to encourage the youth towards Sikhi. The pilgrimage will start from Sri Fatehgarh Sahib on August 16 and will cover almost all major towns of Punjab during a month long program scheduled to be end on September 15 at Sri Anandpur Sahib. Addressing the media at Gurdwara Sahib of Rasulpur (Tarn Taran), interim Jathedar Dhian Singh Mand said that drugs and superstitions have engulfed the sacred land of Punjab. “Youth of Punjab was diverting towards drugs and there is no scope of improvement in dirty politics of Punjab,” he told Sikh24. “Along with political parties, the SGPC is also fully responsible for the worst condition of Punjab,” Bhai Mand said. “We are carrying out this program as per directions of Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara who is keen to encourage youth of Punjab towards Sikhi. This month long pilgrimage for preachment of Sikhi is being started as per his directions,” he said. He added that 6 stages are scheduled to be organized during the daily program in which renowned Dhadis, Kavishars and Kirtanis will address the religious discourse to the masses. Jathedar Dhian Singh mand has appealed the Sikh institutions to extend support in this pilgrimage. Detail of the pilgrimage is as follow: August 16, 2016 – Fatehgarh Sahib August 17, 2016 – Khanna August 18, 2016 – Patiala August 19, 2016 – Sangrur August 21, 2016 – Mansa August 22, 2016 – Barnala August 23, 2016 – Bathinda August 24, 2016 – Faridkot August 26, 2016 – Mukatsar Sahib August 27, 2016 – Fazilka August 28, 2016 – Ferozepur August 29, 2016 – Moga August 30, 2016 – Jagrawan August 31, 2016 – Ludhiana September 2, 2016 – Nawanshehar September 3, 2016 – Hoshiarpur September 4, 2016 – Pathankot September 5, 2016 – Gurdaspur September 6, 2016 – Batala September 7, 2016 – Sri Amritsar Sahib September 9, 2016 – Patti September 10, 2016 – Tarn Taran September 11, 2016 – Kapurthala September 12, 2016 – Jalandhar September 13, 2016 – Mohali September 14, 2016 – Ropar September 15, 2016 – Sri Anandpur Sahib Jathedar Baljit Singh Daduwal, Bhai Mohkam Singh (President, United Akali Dal), Bhai Satnam Singh Manawa, Bhai Sikandar Singh Warana, Baba Bira Singh Kar Sewa Wale, Baba Pritpal Singh Rasulpur, Baba Sahib Singh Gujjarpura, Baba Harpal Singh Baler, Baba Sawinder Singh Chohla Sahib, Bhai Balwant Singh Gopala, Bhai Baljit Singh patti, Baba L;akhwinder Singh Jaura, Bhai Harpal Singh Warana and others were present on this occasion. https://www.sikh24.com/2016/08/07/sarbat-khalsa-appointed-jathedars-announce-to-initiate-anti-drug-pilgrimage-in-punjab/#.V7NgMffD_qA Daas honestly thinks it's the 40% of the Non-Sikhs taking Drugs in Punjab especially since 40% of Punjab is on drugs, according to the demographics.
  4. Were Sant Baba Atar Singh Ji Reru Sahibwale and Sant Baba Atar Singh Ji Mastuana the same person?
  5. The Pokemon Go App has come under fire for labelling Gurdwaras as mosques. As many people will be well aware Gurdwara is the holy place of worship for Sikhs and mosques are of course attended by Muslims. The hugely popular new reality game uses GPS and allows players to search locations in the real world to find virtual little creatures. This embarrassing error was pointed out by the team at the Sikh Press Association this week. http://m.asianimage.co.uk/news/14679250.Pokemon_Go_labels_Sikh_Gurdwara_as_mosque/ Whether or not we should even be playing this game is a different concept, (most people Daas knows play it).
  6. Fateh I have been wondering for a long time whether we are destined to be married to someone in Sikhism. Has waheguru set out our lifeemail partner when we are born. Is it OK to ask waheguru what kind of partner we want. Please reply to what waheguru says. I know that it says about 2 bodies and one soul of husband and wife.
  7. Let's organise parchaar of our faith. What draws people to Sikhism from other faiths? Why do so many Christians leave their faith and are disilusioned with it? It's because they don't like that way the religion is a missonary religion. They don't agree with the concept that anyone who does not accept the gospel will go to hell. What people love about Sikhism and one of its biggest attractions to concerts is our love for non believers. We don't care what religion anybody is we treat them the same. This is what draws others to our faith. This I the biggest pull factor. We must concentrate on this when doing parchaar. That is the single most poweful concept. We don't belive that we are some exclusive club were everyone part from us will go to hell. This is the biggest turn off for many as Muslims and chriatiians. They know it's a fact concept and quite funny and absurd. That everyone else is going to a fall fire.
  8. I was wondering if any Amritdhari Sikhs have ever visited Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles and if they have were they told to remove their Kirpans? And if you were, were you detained and not allowed entry? Lastly were you patted down? Dhanvaad.
  9. Please attend our event on Saturday and let your friends and family know. You can sign up on the day and the event is always free. ð
  10. Please attend our event on Saturday and let your friends and family know. You can sign up on the day and the event is always free. ð
  11. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Hi, I'm Bhagat Singh. Using Google Forms, I have created a poll to obtain data on the political affiliations and favorite political candidates of Sikhs living in the United States. This data is for my own personal research due to my curiosity, and I would love to share it with you as well. Studying politics is a big pastime of mine, and so I am quite curious on the direction my fellow American Sikhs would like to see the country going. I have brought up American politics twice on this forum already, but this time I ask you to please (if you don't mind) take my short, three-question poll. Once you take the poll, there is a link that leads you to a summary of the data thus far, so you can see the responses right away. This poll will be closing on 7/20/16, and I will then post the results into this post. Thank you in advance for voting in my poll! Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18h2VZZ0dyt81igkQL9obspe-toslQhDhFzh0eJny2gY
  12. I wanted to know why many manmukhs just started the hatred towards Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji's bani? (What is it with these people?) Many Mahapurukhs from a variety of Jathas followed Guru Sahib to the end, and know many Pakhands are getting popular for denouncing Guru Sahib, when was that the direction people were going?
  13. Importance Of Amrit Sanchar: http://gurukisikhi.weebly.com/home/importance-of-amrit-sanchar
  14. We debuted At the L.A, Nagar kirtan had a wonderful response. Come Check us out on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/KhalsaArmory or on the web at http://www.khalsaarmory.com/ The Kirpan above is the DK-1 $160 us dollars will ship anywhere around the world for $25. If you need further information please feel free to email us at Khalsaarmory@gmail.com.
  15. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! This is the first main time Gursikhs are going to the Gurmukh Akal Takht, while the other thing, (not a Takht) goes around pretending like they have authority. https://www.sikh24.com/2016/06/08/sikhs-approach-sk-jathedars-regarding-virginia-amrit-sanchar-giani-gurbachan-singh-excommunicates-granthi-and-associates/#.V2hNC_fD_qA
  16. The reason I am asking this is because in that much time for other religions they got so much done. Christianity got Europe; Islam in 500 years got Arabia. Bhudhism in 500 years was very well spread out into southeastern Asia and Japan. So if these religions got so much in 500 years, why have we failed as followers of the highest Guru to even get outside of Punjab? Our Gurus aren't lower than these are other men!
  17. This is for those who may be interested, I have had the opportunity to write a number of books recently, initially they were for sponsors of the podcasts but due to demand I have decided to put some of them out on a self publication site. Slowly they will increase in number with the Sarkutavali Teeka and Gagar Cho sagar also being added in June and August respetively. At the moment there are three books available to purchase which are the 'Sahaskriti and Gatha Teeka by Mahant Ganesha Singh', 'Matra by Baba Sri Chand Ji' and 'The Jap Ji Sahib Katha 01 - Mul Mantra Katha by Sant Gurbachan Singh Bhindrawale' They are all on the following link https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=1393200 Thank you, and just so you anyone is aware there is no profit for these books as they all go back into the Sikhism in Snippits podcast
  18. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! The article talks about how some Singh used his Dastar to save something. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/sikh-man-uses-turban-to-save-dog-from-drowning-india-canal-a7067391.html Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  19. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Recently I was seeing something related to Sikhi, just to see what many people actually thought, and I noticed a lot of false information about Sikhs in general, (especially some of whom called themselves Sikhs), a lot of it had to do with Hinduism surprisingly. Why is education for Sikhi this awful? (Do the Pracharks in India not do anything?) Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  20. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh, can anyone explain to me why the idea of Kirpan Di Amrit started? It seems like manmat since Guru Sahib has only ever made 1 Amrit which was previously Charan Amrit and now Khandi Di Pahul?
  21. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh, recently on my blog I made a 3 part to Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji's Shaheedi and the importance of it, hopefully it will help someone learn something new. Part 1:Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi Part 1 Of 3 - Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh Part 2:Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi Part 2 Of 3 - Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh Part 3:Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi Part 3 Of 3 - Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh
  22. Wjkk wjkf Does any sang at have any info re Baba Harjit Singh. Diwan videos very inspirational but would like background info
  23. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Recently as I have been trying to stay on an Amrit Vela, I've felt some sleep problems, (before I was trying to start the routine, I hadn't been a strong person in GurSikhi, also having some strong-minor withdrawal symptoms of previous kaam problems), I want to know if anyone else has this a problem getting to sleep at night, while trying to wake-up early in the morning, and what I can do, (With Gur-prassad of course), to hopefully sleep at the night and be capable of Waking-up early at Amrit Vela, (sometimes I can't sleep until 12 A.M.) Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! (It sometimes makes me feel weak that I can't wake-up early because of sleeping too late).
  24. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Why didn't the "Low-Caste" people in India become Sikh, especially with the values of equality and many other things within the path of Gurmat that wasn't in Hinduism or Islam, (especially with the whole superiority complex in both religions, with Indian Muslims considered less than Arab Muslims and Low-Caste Hindus being considered lower caste than Brahman Hindus?) What I'm trying to understand is why these people would just stay being treated like dogs and animals rather than accept Gurmat, (which has complete equality). There were clearly some who did become Sikhs though like the Vanjarias, and others; but there are still more low-caste Hindus than there are Brahmans. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  25. http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/golden-temple-priest-prakash-singh-badal-punjab-cm-2833052/ hopefully there will be more GurSikhs following and not allow Pakhand to happen anymore!