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  1. Are there any projects, or finished works, of translations of Guru Granth Sahib Ji, or parts there of, into languages other than english and french? Japanese for example? I can only seem to find various english translations, and news about a french translation.
  2. Tyaar Baar Tyaar

    When I was kid one quote in gurbani really stood out to me: "Tyaar Baar Tyaar". Guru Gobind Singh Ji instructed us to be prepared to tackle anything. Nowadays, we don't take that quote as seriously, even though its argueably one of the most important banis in this age. With much of the west on its way to collapse as discussed in my first post, I am curious as to how prepared we are for when things go array (economic crash, civil war, pandemics etc), and modern cities and governance fails. I don't think we'll fair too well at the start. When the mughals were in control and were trying to wipe out sikhi most of them retreated to the jungles to regroup and get the panth ready to strike back. Since most people at the time were capable of being semi-selfsufficient and could easily adapt to such harsher lifestyles, it's hard to see how we'll fair today in the cities especially, with most modern day work and the skills sets required are almost useless if society collapses. I've started prepping by reading more of guru's teachings and learning from the prepping community who are training for such scenarios. Here's a link to the previous thread:
  3. Vaheguru Ji, Need Full Audio of Guru Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji please।। ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ।।ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ।।
  4. power of gurbani

    heard this today and wondered if anyone knows more about this ghatna/kautak
  5. Waheguru ji K aKhalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh On this weekend , 4th March Guru Manieyo Granth Gurdwara sahib , Slough, UK will host the art exhibition " Without Shape, Without Form" admission free spread the news amongst your loved ones .
  6. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa. Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Often times I hear people say "SGGSJ doesnt say (insert topic) so it must be ok", and in the case of pre-marital sexual relations a dear friend of mine has made the same argument. My friend (non khalsa) argues that Bani specifically condemns rape, adultery, and polygamy, however isnt against sex outside of marriage, provided that both are not married to anyone, and have given consent. My friend likes to disregard anything outside SGGSJ. He brings up tuks from Gurbani that specifically mention "others wives" to support the argument that its specifically about adultery, however I would argue, the English translation is very shallow, and in the context of Bani, "others wives" is also talking about anyone who isnt your wife, and isnt limited to adultery, but also anyone who isnt married. Example 1: Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Ang 274 ਪਰ ਤ੍ਰਿਅ ਰੂਪੁ ਨ ਪੇਖੈ ਨੇਤ੍ਰ ॥ Par Thria Roop N Paekhai Naethr || ਪਰ means other ਤ੍ਰਿਅ means wife Example 2: Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Ang 1013 ਇਸਤ੍ਰੀ ਤਜਿ ਕਰਿ ਕਾਮਿ ਵਿਆਪਿਆ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਇਆ ਪਰ ਨਾਰੀ ॥ Abandoning his own wife, he is engrossed in sexual desire; his thoughts are on the wives of others. Context: Its not just talking just about adultery, the English translations are limiting, generally the concept is to not covet another wife, in the context of Bani, doesn't mean you can have sexual relations with women who are not married. Our rehat and history make it clear that one cannot have any sexual relations outside of marriage. There is a specific reason the Guru had 10 forms over 200 years, it was to show Sikhs how to live and practically apply Bani, otherwise the SGGSJ would have been all compiled by Guru Nanak and there would be no long history of the Guru in his many forms. The SGGSJ isnt a rule book, and isnt going to specifically ban everything that we know is immoral. Where in SGGS Ji does it say that Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji was the 7th Guru Sahib after Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji? Why would a primary Sikh text not name him? In terms of Gurbani, when taken into context, and even compared to rehat and our history, its clear that sexual relations outside of marriage are discouraged. Do you agree with my argument? These are just a few tuks I decided to bring up, if anyone has any more, please feel free to share!
  7. help finding Gurbani

    Can anyone help?: 1. "Bhajo Hari Tapo Hari" (Raag Darbaari). Does anyone know where this Gurbani is from (Ang)? Or did Bhai Nand Lal write it? 2. Is there any part in SGGS where the Bhagats are listed and their praise given? Kind of like the Bhatt Swaiyas? I seem to remember this but I cannot find it. Thank you to anyone who can help.
  8. The link is static on the sgpc site. It may auto update. If not I will, or anyone please, update it daily.
  9. the sgpc changed their website, and the hukamnama link is broken for for now, sorry.
  10. If I follow human Gurus after Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and I believe that he gave the Guruship to others. I still respect the Granth Sahib, but I don’t follow it as a final Guru. Am I still considered a Sikh according to Gurbani? Is there anything in Gurbani saying I can’t be a Sikh? Serious question
  11. As we start the New Year 2018

    As we start the new year, lets take some reflections from Gurbani
  12. I was wondering if you guys would know how could gurbani help with the substance abuse. I do chaupai sahib everyday and also listen to Dukh bhanjni path as well? Need an advise to kind of back track on the gurus path. Feel lost and don’t know where to start. thank you
  13. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa! With Guru Sahib's Kirpa, we are presenting this new website that has been developed for searching Gurbani. It is Modern, Fast, Clean, and Simple. We are currently looking for feature requests and trying to get the Sangat's Input. https://gurbaninow.com/ Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa!
  14. Becoming a Gurmukh Odds

    Sadhsangat ji, I want to change my life around. What can I do? -Any tips, suggestions, been in a difficult period for the past 3 years, financially, workwise, martial relationships as well.
  15. Can some explain what does dhur ki bani mean.. is the whole Guru Granth Sahib ji is called dhur ki bani or some specific path is dhur ki bani.. because so many preachers say that we have dhur ki bani so if shri Guru Granth Sahib ji is known as dhur ki bani thn I’ve also heard that when dhur ki bani came thn Guru Nanak Dev ji kept writing he didn’t stop so now if Guru Granth Sahib ji is dhur ki bani thn when Guru Gobind Sahib ji officially gave it to us for our benefit so Guru Ji asked Bhai mani singh ji and baba deep singh ji to write it and gathered all the shlokas and raags kabir jis Ravidas ji baniya and all other path that we have and wrote them all together and thn Guru Granth Sahib ji was compiled. Correct me where ever I’m wrong coz I’ve just heard and read all these things and I’m still learning and trying to get knowledge..
  16. Doing path and dreams

    So I have been doing nitnem everyday and my life has so much bad luck and bad times but I am still doing it everyday and last night I had a really bad dream....why is this happening my life is so bad like if it was someone else they would be killed themselves by now but I won't as no know that is the bad thing to do ever.
  17. I have been on this forum for quite a long time now and gradually I have developed a keen interest in Sikhism.So,I was just wondering what does Sikhi say on slavery ? Does it condemn openly or it is silent on this issue ? Please give your answer with reference from Sikh scriptures.Thank you
  18. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Is there a Maryada for Handwriting Gurbani?
  19. A recording of Sant Mani Singh Ji talking about Sikhi, Naam and Gurbani. This very unique and special Enlightened being is the first brahmgyani to be born in England (outside of India). https://youtu.be/Swpq55f3msc
  20. Question

    Just wondered in a lot of the Hukamnamas I've been getting, I've been told to serve the guru/saints what does this exactly mean?
  21. Bani question

    I have a couple of questions about doing path, if someone could kindly help me out? I learned to chant gurbani from audio made by a 3HO Sikh, and although I now know it by heart and love it, I've learned enough to tell the pronunciation and even some of the words are off. What I've got into the habit of doing is singing the Bani while reading the English so I have an idea of what I'm saying. So I've been studying Gurmukhi in order to sort out the problems with how I do it and to understand the Punjabi words instead of going through the English. It's getting better, but the thing I need help with is that it doesn't seem to 'work' when I'm doing this. I can't surrender to bliss or devotion or feel the naad, if you know what I mean. It's more like reciting the times tables. I keep getting tempted just to shut my eyes and let go and sing to my Guru. What would you do? One more thing - I know to wash hands before touching the gutka, but if I sneeze (I have a rotten cold atm :-D) do I need to go wash them again before continuing? Or if I touch my face or something? Thanks in advance to any of the sangat that can do the seva of helping me out here! GK x
  22. Somebody knows this shabad?

    Greetings everyone. A week ago a came across a beautiful shabad, but lost it now in dhur ki bani app. But i remember its meaning. "When a person is bound to lose by speaking, its better to stay quiet." Jithe .......othe changi chupp If somebody knows atleast a line, plz write the shabad or Ang number. Thnx in advance
  23. The SGPC, as the trendsetter in the Sikh world, has ratified Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa's transliterations of Gurbani which are highly erroneous and lacking the spirit of the original Gurmukhi. Unfortunately, since the green light from the Committee, one finds Khalsa's works all over the internet and in popular literature. For those interested in utilizing proper transliterations, I suggest perusing the Mahan Kosh and older Punjab simplifications which are still available even to this day. Below I present the proper transliteration of a Shabad which is usually employed by Islamic apologia to disparage the Sikh faith. Please note that Khalsa's erroneous transliteration was also used by Basics of Sikhi whilst they were debating whether Guru Nanak Dev Ji asks Muslims to be Muslims as per their own coda or as per Gurmat. 'Salok, Mahalla 1 To call yourself a Muslim is difficult... (here the original Gurmukhi reads 'Je hoye' i.e. if one is a Muslim- an individual who has submitted to Sri Akal Purakh) only then can you call yourself a Muslim. (In the next line, Khalsa has erroneously added in 'Prophet' whereas the original Gurmukhi has no mention of any preceptor:) To be a true Muslim, accept the primal "deen" (faith- by adding primal it means the ever-existent and unsullied truth as elaborated upon in the mool-mantar) as being sweet. Akin to a maskal (a file) scarping away rust, distribute your possessions among the needy. (Here Khalsa adds in 'Muhammad.'It is crucial to note that in the Bachittra-Natak 'Muhammad' is rendered 'Mahudin' whereas the term here is 'Muhanni.') Becoming a Muslim thus, tread via the edicts of deen and all delusions of life and death will be effaced. Accepting the Doer's will and surrendering to the Creator, discard your ego. Only then will your become merciful to one and all; only then can you call yourself a true Muslim.' -ASGGS, Ang. 141. A similar sentiment is again echoed, by the first Guru, on the same ang: '(In Islam) there are 5 prayers performed at 5 times having 5 nomenclatures each. (Vis-a-vis Gurmat the five prayers are) First prayer is of truth, the second of integrity in thought and deed, the third is of wishing prosperity upon all (and not just upon the Dar-al-Islam). The fourth is of possessing clean motives and the fifth is of praise (i.e. praise of Vaheguru). With these particular 5 prayers (as elaborated upon by the Guru), utter the confession of faith, good deeds and way of living; then you are a true Muslim. Oh Nanak, the false (who do not accept these figurative prayers) obtain falsehood.' -Ibid. The structure of this particular Shabad is a 'Pauri.' For a proper understanding of the idea conveyed in a 'Pauri,' the entire passage has to be read before passing any judgement (we do not expect Muslims to know this). The conclusive Shabad, by Guru Ramdass, summarizes the 'Pauri's' main concepts: 'If an individual forsakes aggrandizement, anger, falsehood and slander- if they discard maya and efface their "I-ness." If they discard their lust and hypersexuality- then even whilst residing in the shade of illusion they can obtain the blemishless Lord. If they forsake hubris and attachment to the spouse and progeny; if they abandon the thirst for worldly possessions- if they submerge their consciousness into the giver of bliss. Says Nanak, the True One will reside in that individual's mind. Through the true Shabad, they merge into the name eternal.'
  24. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! The purpose of this question is mostly to ask why so many of those who consider themselves Sikhs get easily swayed by various groups such as RSS, Pakhandi Baba organizations, Badal, Other faiths brainwashing, and so on? The reason I wanted to know is if there is some huge mental problem that our community isn't addressing that should be addressed that we get swayed this easily, or whether our loyalty as a whole to Guru Sahib, isn't really legit and mostly Sikhs viewing themselves as merely Sikhs for being born into a Sikh family. Adding on to that is why Sikhs are more interested in keeping our Pre-Sikh traditions over the time period when we have so much better stuff as Sikhs, (I don't know if they live in pre-1469 times or post-1469)? And finally why are Sikhs as a whole getting an inferiority complex, when Punjab before anyone came there was the best society in the world, (it would have been better as a theocracy, but it's still good enough), our people are starting to have Ghulami complex to Goras and others which I don't understand why? Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  25. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! I wanted to know if it's ever ok to just listen to Nitnem without physically doing it due to some reason? Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!