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  1. He has a valid point, worth listening to it..
  2. Please send us any program information and posters, our aim is UNITY and EKTA in the panth. Make the Sangat aware of events/programs in your area. ?? Great intermediary page to promote ekta and keep up with the latest events and programs. Updated video and image content daily. Please follow uk Sikhs on Instagram and Facebook
  3. Please send us any program information and posters, our aim is UNITY and EKTA in the panth. Make the Sangat aware of events/programs in your area. ?? Great intermediary page to promote ekta and keep up with the latest events and programs. Updated video and image content daily. Please follow uk Sikhs on Instagram and Facebook
  4. Block 32 in Trilokpuri is well known whenever we talk about 1984. Around 500 Sikhs were massacred in just this one block in less than half an hour. However, it is also known that they put up a tough fight for the mob before the deceptive cops came and asked them to go back to their houses and also disarmed them. These Sikhs trusted the cops and the result is in front of us. In the neighboring block, the Sikhs refused to trust the police and were able to save themselves upto a better extent as compared to Block 32. A similar incident happened in Sarai Rohilla area of Delhi where the Gurdwara Sahib was attacked 8 times on a single day from morning to afternoon but each time the Sikhs pushed back the killer mobs. Khalsa ji, what have we learnt from this? What is our biggest weapon which our enemies fear and cannot fight? Its our UNITY! Sorry I do not have any strong rhetorical words as I am not a politician, but the evidence is right in front of you. Whenever we have been united and have put up a strong front, our enemies have been shocked. Whether it was Chamkaur Sahib, or Saragarhi, or the battle of Amritsar of June 1984, or some of these incidents of November 1984, they provide us a priceless lesson. UNITY! If these examples are old and outdated for you, no problem. Look what happened in March 2012. Bhai Rajoana was to be hanged on March 31st, 2012. Sikhs from all over the world UNITED for maybe a week or a little more than a week. The might of the united Sikh qaum was strong enough to make the Indian government put Bhai Rajoanas hanging on hold. I vividly remember how firmly ALL Sikhs came together and roared in one voice. THIS is EXACTLY what our enemies ALWAYS fear and ALWAYS try to damage, our UNITY! Now the truth is before your eyes. Stay UNITED! I agree we have several internal issues which we cannot resolve any time soon. It may take a good couple of generations to find a resolution to our internal issues. But please, take a lesson from our Misls, our ancestors who like normal human beings did have differences with each other over several issues, but when it came to the Panth, when it was about fighting the enemy, they all UNITED. Who do you think the 40 Singhs were at the battle of Chamkaur Sahib? They all came from different so-called castes and even different parts of what is today India! Yet, they put all that aside and embraced Shaheedi together. Today we sing their glory but forget one of the strongest emotion that kept them going, UNITY! Mehtab Singh Nov. 4th, 2013
  5. Recently I heard Bhai Jasbir Singh talking to a couple of Singhs at the Bay Are AKJ Smagam in California about a few interesting incidents that took place in his life. For those of you that don’t know who Bhai Jasbir Singh is, he is a very famous Keertani in the AKJ and has spent his entire life doing Keertan all over the world at the biggest and smallest AKJ Smagams. He is an old Keertani and was alive during the times of Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh. He is well respected for his seva within the Jatha. He told a few stories which I had the pleasure of over hearing. The stories are quite small but are beautiful. One time the Jatha was doing Keertan and Sant Gurbachan Singh and the Taksal were also present. This was later on in Sant Gurbachan Singh’s life. He was quite old and ill at this time, as many people who reach old age are. Those that know Sant Gurbachan Singh know that he had some parts of his body that had become paralyzed so it became hard for him to walk and move around, yet still in this state he insisted on doing Katha and would still travel to do Parchar. At this particular Smagam he had finished his Seva and now the AKJ were doing Keertan. As everyone knows in India there is no reliability on the electricity. It may go out at any time. This Smagam was going on in July so it was very hot and the electricity went out turning off the fans. It became very hot very fast. The Sangat and the Keertanis were sitting in sweltering heat doing Keertan. Sant Gurbachan Singh motioned towards his Gurvaee (personal assistant) to help him up. Sant Jee stood up grabbed a fan and with his only arm that was functional started fanning the Akhand Keertani Jatha Singhs that were doing Keertan. Bhai Jasbir Singh said at this point a man dressed up in western clothes with a suit and tie came and matha teked and went straight to Sant Jee and said that you are in such a terrible state, one of your arms is paralyzed and the one that does work you are using to fan the Keertanis, here let me do this Seva. Sant Jee replied and said: please let me do this Seva, these are Guru Sahib’s Keertanis; please let me do this Seva. Hearing this the Sardar sat down in Sangat. The Second story is during the Barsi of Sant Sunder Singh at Bhindree. The Akhand Keertani Jatha had been called by Sant Gurbachan Singh to do Keertan at the Barsi. When the Jatha arrived they realized that in the Darbar there was an Akhand Paat Sahib going on and according to the Jatha’s Maryada they do not do Keertan when another Paat is going on. So Bhai Jasbir Singh asked one of the older Singhs in the Jatha what they were supposed to do, they told him to keep quiet (Bhai Jasbir Singh was very young at this time). Bhai Jasbir Singh says he does not how Sant Jee found out what he had said perhaps someone had told him or Sant Jee just knew but right away he sent for a car to go to Moga and bring back tents. A Darbar Sahib was set up outside on the land belonging to the Gurdwara Sahib and Sant Jee said here you will do Keertan here today. Hearing these stories especially the last one brings a lot of emotions. Sant Jee who was a very strong believer in his own beliefs and opinions and Maryada still made some compromises where his Rehat wasn’t infringed and the Jatha’s Maryada wasn’t infringed either. We can bring this to our contemporary times where we fight over these things. One example I can think of is the length of Rehras. If someone does a shorter version than you, what’s the big problem? After they are done you can just do Rehras again more Bani the better right? Same goes for someone who does a longer version so what? At least you got your Nitnem done and more Bani the better right? We have 99.99% similarities and although the differences appear to be big and important we can always find compromises without fighting each other. ਹਮ ਹੋਵਹ ਲਾਲੇ ਗੋਲੇ ਗੁਰਸਿਖਾ ਕੇ I am the slave, the servant of the Guru's Sikhs, When you learn that it is God who abides in everyone's heart, it should become your principal purpose in life to be respectful to everyone. - Zindaginâmâ, Bhai Nand Lal
  6. Love- Oneness Unity guramukh eaek dhrisatt kar dhaekhahu ghatt ghatt joth samoee jeeo ||2|| As Gurmukh, look upon all with the single eye of equality; in each and every heart, the Divine Light is contained. ||2|| Our society is separated by groups and more groups due to differentiation in belief but we live amongst the world where there are multiple differences. How can we live amongst all, if we cannot accept our own? Once we escape from our own and learn to understand to live with others, the concept of oneness within our panth will be so apparent. For this reason, the concept of loving and living with everyone will be further explained. Segregation is a flaw, we cannot find Vaheguru if our mind separates all by differences. We should achieve to love and respect everyone based on the goodness of who they are. We must always remember Vaheguru abides in every heart - so how can people be treated any different to us. As soon as differentiation exists, disrespect exists. We are automatically not only dividing ourselves from the world but from Vaheguru. hiaao n kaihee t(h)aahi maanak sabh amolavae ||129|| Do not break anyone's heart; these are all priceless jewels. ||129|| jae tho pireeaa dhee sik hiaao n t(h)aahae keheedhaa ||130|| If you desire your Beloved, then do not break anyone's heart. ||130|| It is thought many times that the people who do not abide in Guru Ji’s will are inferior to us and thus regard them as “manmukhs” in such a disrespectful manner, or in other terms we call corruption as “western culture”. But if they are manmukhs, what does that make us? Gurmukhs? No, gurmukh is a spiritual level and we remain manmukh until we reach that. Even as a Gursikh, it is from spiritual adherence to Guru Sahib that we become such that. If we see weakness in this world, it is not to be blamed on them but ourselves. We must redefine our moral thinking of what is wrong in society i.e. what would you regard far worse: someone’s harmless pleasurable desires or criminally vicious actions? Since within heart of our being Vaheguru’s light abides, humans are capable of understanding morality and having good judgement of right and wrong. No one is bad, and we should live to respect and love all regardless of our minor differences. With or without religion, everyone must be respected and should be put before ourselves. As our duty, we are a sacrifice to everyone. If one does not understand sikhi, it is not to say they are ignorant over us but that we should understand our ways are alien to theirs just as theirs may be to us. Putting aside our differences but aligning our sense of justice with the world, shall keep us united. And due to this good judgement, only if we prove that we are righteous and we behave and act for the good of everyone not just our kind, they will come to understand us. Our bravery, self-discipline, respect, tolerance, good speech is what marks us as good people in society. It is the qualities of our being that others will characterize us by. Outlook Corruptness lives amongst our mind when we do not understand and appreciate human life of another. Every life matters even if their life is not committed to Vaheguru. There is too much selfishness amongst our own where we only care for the betterment of our own kind and not for humanity. Friendship, loyalty and love are what evolved humans with better thinking and is what sikhs must always flourish in. Our judgement upon others should not be that they need to be Sikhs or follow our ways to be better people, but that everyone can do as they please as long as they do not harm another. The betterment of others is that everyone will live in their free mind without oppression but in happiness. Nothing and no one can prevent ones happiness. The key to progressing us to Vaheguru is to understand friendship and love and closeness amongst others. The more we lack understanding of being a loving person, the more our panth will be divided. If we separate ourselves from groups and understand the concept of love, the more we understand Vaheguru and become united. Vaheguru is above jathay, Vaheguru stays with everyone. Purpose Our meaning of who we are, what we do or how we look is never to say we are different to you or that I am better than you. It was never to say that we are separated and cannot live amongst “opposite” minds of us but to say we are here to serve you. Just as a police wears a uniform, it is to serve their purpose of being a hero- being the one who others know who to go to, who others know who are safe to approach and who others are aware they can be protected by. Remember that we live to unite with everyone and never to classify our ways better than theirs. There are so many different species, even across other Galaxies, universes- all are preserved and loved by Vaheguru. These are the thoughts and actions to take. har jeea sabhae prathipaaladhaa ghatt ghatt rameeaasoe || The Lord cherishes all beings. He permeates each and every heart. Our way of living and principles should be evolved around our spirituality and our spirituality is established by our meditation (on Vaheguru). It is the discipline and strength of our mind and the practice of virtues that make us wholesome and perfect. Mind leads to actions, so that is our root cause. The stronger our meditation and the more we practice virtues the better we become, and therefore more kindness and peace radiates. fareedhaa burae dhaa bhalaa kar gusaa man n hadtaae || Fareed, answer evil with goodness; do not fill your mind with anger. Our ways are becoming lost as more hate and more hate is spewing from us. We are forgetting that every action we take must never hinder or make our spirituality fall behind. One must not forget that if our name becomes threatening and aggressive, the true meaning of us will be lost and we can never be a saviour to another. One must also understand that it is human nature to always commit wrong actions. No matter what the slightest action is. Even as something as arguing, differentiating our mind amongst others, judging others actions etc is a sin within our mind. That doesn’t mean we cannot speak against injustice but it is just useless to blabber over something without any meaning but out of pleasure and ego of our mind. kabeer rorraa hooaa th kiaa bhaeiaa pa(n)thhee ko dhukh dhaee || Kabeer, what good would it be, to be a pebble? It would only hurt the traveller on the path. If a wrong action occurs we should always try to prevent it for our progression in spirituality and for the love and fear of Vaheguru. An example of a lifestyle which is living a way of life and strengthening the mind is Buddhism. A true Buddhist radiates peace and detachment and without bad judgement of others. Our way of living should be an understanding of reaching oneness with Vaheguru through meditation just as a Buddhist living is defined by their mediation. That is our way of living. Any other action or code of conduct we act upon encompasses that, but our goal of mediating on naam is our sole purpose. We should be known for that and our duty to serve everyone. Within ones mind, the act of terror and meaningless aggression should be far from one. In wrong actions, we must always remember that it is not only our own kind who we betray and regress but our Father who we disgrace. We represent our Father, Guru Gobind Singh, in every action we take. We must always be cautious and always present good conduct to everyone. One slightest mistake to the world goes against our teachings of our Father which was to spread unity and love. The thought of superiority is an illusion within our mind. Our destinies were carved out by Vaheguru, we never did anything. Vaheguru har saa preetham kar man meeth || Make the Beloved Lord your friend. We must understand the way to love Vaheguru should be the way we do to a friend, a brother, a sister, a mother, a father and a husband. To understand how to love is what will allow us to love Vaheguru. Although it is difficult to understand the concept and idea of love, it is something we must achieve and change our attitude in the world. We mustn’t forget that there can never be a perfect partner as there can be as Vaheguru- the definition of perfection. Vaheguru gave us everything, all our gifts. The love we receive is from Vaheguru alone. Vaheguru knows how to truly treat his bride as Vaheguru trully knows us- truly knows a bride. And there can never be such respect and love one can receive from Vaheguru from any other. Vaheguru is the most amazing kind husband, so full of compassion. Truthfully, everyone needs to be loved and cared but it is the thought of this that deceives someone into finding love on the outside. Going to others for the perfect true partner is not the easiest solution to our happiness, the easiest solution to love. The easiest solution is to find the one who has been listening to our cries, laughter and living through our journey right from the very beginning and will to the very end. And one must always remember that no one can ever love us the way Vaheguru can. It was decided from the very beginning that only Vaheguru can truly love us, humans can only try but it will never be to the extent that Vaheguru can. Vaheguru is not only the origin of us but the origin of everything within the universes and more, there can never be anyone more alive and real than him. A saachkhand being is not to be treated as something like a painting but as a close friend, someone who is captivated by love. The solution and our hope of love is Vaheguru. We can waste our lives again hoping to live with another partner, to believe in the illusion within our mind that they will give us never ending true happiness but there can be no one. They all depart without us. A true lover sticks with us forever and after death but humans are incapable of achieving the unachievable because they do not love us entirely as Vaheguru. Everything outside is within us and we must discover the true secrets of everything. Achieve our wondrous caring partner- Vaheguru and remain with him at all times.
  7. Most amount of clowns on one show ever! Every single pannel member is a hyprocrit and doesn't believe in ekta. If Park Ave stage sec and slough stage sec did, then why was Dhunda called to divide the sangat? Pritpal Singh, Jaswant Randhawa, Satty all known to openly cuss taksali's to southall sangat. Congrats, Could of chose a better, non political people to represent this ekta card!
  8. Hopefully all other jathebandis will follow.. ------------- Head of Damdami Taksaal, Singh Sahib Giani Ram Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale, visits Singh Sabha Gurdwara Derby to meet AKJ UK Executive Committee members to discuss ways forward to work together in uniting the Panth and tackling the following issues: 1) Gurudom 2) Rising Patit-punna (Apostasy) 3) Crime, Drugs and Social Evils in Panjab 4) Hatred and controversy being spread and Maryada differences being manipulated in the youth on Facebook, or media 5) Respecting Sri Akal Takht Sahib Maryada and not opposing it Baba Ram Singh Ji discussed in the meeting that the historically Damdami Taksaal and AKJ have had a lot pyaar, and the differences on issues like Raagmala and Mool Mantar has never been an issue and nor debated by the early Singhs. Baba Ji was concerned at how youngsters could use these issues to create divide and hate. Baba Ji said AKJ used to come to Mehta to do Keertan and Taksaal Singhs attended Rainsbaayees.