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  1. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Something Daas wanted to know was how exactly from Banda Singh Bahadur having a kingdom and freeing Sirhind; was he forced to live in the jungles? Daas tried searching for an answer, but found very little details. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  2. There are two schools of spirituality - which one do you think sikhi belong to Gyaan marg vs bhakti marg (i) No Symbols of god - he is the universe vs God definitely needs a symbol For sikhs it has become Saroop of sggs and the confines of gurdwara (ii) No rituals are ever needed vs Rituals are a must In sikhi context we have started chavar, akahand paths, jot, sukhasan , prakash , expensive palkis , keep the saroop in AC / blankets (e.g I don't keep my phone in AC which also has the same SGGS in electronic format ) (iii) Meditation is the only way to find him - Pancha ka gur ek dhyan vs chanting or reciting (while mind is wandering in thorughts) or paying others to recite for you (as in outsourced akhand paths ) (iv) No miracles - only laws of nature which do not discriminate against materialistic person or favor spiritual one vs For your worldly needs beseech god - e.g cure diseases, pass exams , success in business etc. (v) No sectarianism - all humanity is absolutely one (Na ko hindu na musalmaan) vs A sect is almost always formed because our ego makes us gel with people who follow same symbolism as us , so now we have sikhi becoming a sect and not much of a way to live a full life and cut the cycle of rebirths.
  3. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Daas wanted to know if Bhagti was inherited, because when pregnant mothers do lots of Bhagti while they are expecting the child usually becomes a person of higher Gurmat; however, there are some mothers who didn't do a lot of Bhagti and their children still turned out great, in terms of Gurmat. Also what can the father do to assist the child's Bhagti before the child is born, because it always seems like the mother's responsibility for Pre-Birth Simran? Also don't bring-up the issues of Mahapurukhs since many are sent by Vaheguru, and have been Pre-Mukt before they came, even Gurbani says they are exceptional. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh, Daas was recently wondering how he could inspire people to follow Sikhi more, especially with the way the world is going right now. Daas honestly believes that there is something he does wrong while trying to explain the importance of Sikhi just to the the basic people Daas knows. Also there is no true Sarbat Da Bhalla without Sikhi as all other joys are temporary with only Gurmat being permanent joy. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  7. Importance Of Amrit Sanchar: http://gurukisikhi.weebly.com/home/importance-of-amrit-sanchar
  8. 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!
  9. 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).
  10. 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!
  11. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh, I have recently created a new blog called GuruKiSikhi.weebly.com I appreciate if Sangat would view the blog, as I plan on posing a few times a week, (I would like to do it everyday, but I am busy with other stuff). The website will try it's best to stay only Gurmat topics, to anyone interested in Gurmat. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh - Home (Hyperlink)
  12. All of our suffering is of our own making ! This dawned on me from within one of my deeper meditations. Lets see how our mind gets caught up in meaningless , petty things and prevents us from enjoying life to the fullest (i) Financial Suffering Buy only what you need and what you want - limit your needs , helping a kid go to school for example will bring you much more happiness than buying the latest gadget . The most stupid thing to try to do is to keep up with others and put up a show of wealth - its called rat race for a reason - rats start scrambling when they see one rat running , we have a more evolved brain - don't we ? Learn to take pride in your simplicity and even boast about it and others around you will find themselves shamed about their showy/flashy ways. ਏਕੋ ਨਿਹਚਲ ਨਾਮ ਧਨੁ ਹੋਰੁ ਧਨੁ ਆਵੈ ਜਾਇ ॥ (ii) Physical Suffering Again almost all chronic diseases - obesity, cancer, heart disease, diabetes etc are a direct result of indulgence - consuming way more calories than our body was ever meant to handle . Keep a simple vegan diet (no milk , fish , dairy , meat) and fast one day in a weak - see your weight come off and all your diseases . Being vegetarian is not enough as we are nevertheless stealing milk that was meant for the calf. Our health has a karmik link like all things in life - when we stop causing suffering to other sentient beings, in return our own well being is tremendously boosted - Dukh an deyi kise Jee Pat Seo Ghar Jaye || Do not harm any being and you will go to your home with honour And Jehre khange Choprey Ghane Sehange Dukh || Those who indulge in lavish food will suffer a great deal. (iii) Emotional Suffering We all have a tendency to carry grudges - someone did or said something bad to us ....take some deep breaths and thank them for it for taking some or our karmic debt off...what happened to us was just a result of our own karma and this person was only the messenger ..in other words akal purakh himself wanted this to happen to us ,if not them it would happen through another person or another means. ਲੇਖੈ ਬੋਲਣੁ ਬੋਲਣਾ ਲੇਖੈ ਖਾਣਾ ਖਾਉ ॥ लेखै बोलणु बोलणा लेखै खाणा खाउ ॥ Lekẖai bolaṇ bolṇā lekẖai kẖāṇā kẖā▫o. As it is pre-ordained, people speak their words. As it is pre-ordained, they consume their food. ਲੇਖੈ ਵਾਟ ਚਲਾਈਆ ਲੇਖੈ ਸੁਣਿ ਵੇਖਾਉ ॥ लेखै वाट चलाईआ लेखै सुणि वेखाउ ॥ Lekẖai vāt cẖalā▫ī▫ā lekẖai suṇ vekẖā▫o. As it is pre-ordained, they walk along the way. As it is pre-ordained, they see and hear. Remember there is enough in this world for every being , worry and jealousy are just wasted emotions - we are not truly happy until our happiness is infectious i.e. we make everyone around us happy. Feel free to pm me or on this thread if you need any gurbani tuk for a particular dilemma / suffering you are facing in this maya infested world .
  13. In Which Raag is this shabad being performed in? The shabad itself is in Raag Soohee but is it being performed in Raag Basant? And does anyone have notation for this shabad on harmonium? I really want to learn Raag Kirtan. I have been doing kirtan in tunes I made myself for about a year now and I only recently realized the importance of raag. I found the four volumes Gurmat Sangeet Sagar on discoversikhism.com and I'm trying my best to learn from there myself. Currently I am making an effort to learn Basant and Bahar for the spring season from Sangrand of Magh to Holla Mohalla. If anyone could give me another great source for learning gurmat sangeet that would be great.
  14. many of us are saddened by the fact our political religious and average sikhs cant seem to make Gurmat decisions. whenever they have an opportunity to stand up and represent Sikhi they seem to fail or they choose the side that is the opposite of Sikhi. like the issue of 1984, political prisoners, anand marriage beadbi and a host of other issues the root of the problem is that no one is given a Gurmat education in our community, but we are expected to know everything about Gurmat. think about it, how many people on this forum learned about Gurmat at gurdwara. Mostly None. we learned how to write punjabi and learned couple of stories. Did our family teach us Gurmat, no. did we have a easy access to a place where we could learn santhya katha kirtan and simran, no. then how are we suppose to make decisions that are Gurmat. no wonder our political religious and common sikhs make bad decisions that hurt the panth. they did not get a Gurmat education, no one taught them anything. the most they know is probably hearsay or what they read in newspaper. we have to focus on teaching Gurmat in a systematic way in all gurdwaras, this will help improve all areas where we make bad and anti panth decisions
  15. Please do check out our channel KIRTAN SEWA on youtube for hundreds of kirtan recordings by raagis from the past and present. Subscribe for latest updates. Thank you. https://www.youtube....DFRGYQ/featured
  16. Waheguru Here are great Gurmat books that deal with Naam,Simran,Abiyes,sadhana,vidhis,shabad and other Gurmat practices. Gurbani Sidhant By Bhai Baljit Singh Gurbani de Moolik Sidhant (Fundamentals of Sikhism) By Dr. Kartar Singh Solan Gurmat Rahini By Dr. Kartar Singh Solan Mann to Dhoka Lahan de Gurmat Sadhan By Dr. Kartar Singh Solan Jap Ji Arth Steek Jap Steek Kavita Sukmani Steek
  17. You will be pleased to know that the Sikh Missionary Society has made arrangments to hold the 37th Sikh Students Gurmat Camp from Sunday 27th July to 3rd August 2014 at Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Roding Lane, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6BQ Special Features of the camp are: Community Living: The Gurmat Way Community Living: The Gurmat Way Gurmat Essay & Painting Competition Introduction to Kirtan Indoor and Outdoor Games Lectures from Sikh Scholars Encourage Children to live according to Sikh Rehat Maryada 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 8 years and the Maximum age is 14. For more information - http://sikhmissionarysociety.org/sms/smsyouthcamp/
  18. Bhai Harjinder Singh Ji (Sri Nagar Wale) will be in the UK 7-22 June 2014. For all bookings please email info@ksuk.org Guru Rakha
  19. wjkk_wjkf, mere mann ch ik uljan jehe hai..... asi ghar ch desi ghee di jot karde c.... par mainu lgda ke sikh rehat maryada ch es da koi zikar nhi hai..... ki jot karne gurmat hai ?????? par mere mom apne shuru toh jot te chitta (water) dinde rehras vele.... oh eh mande ke dasam pitta di jot krde han.... would any one answer this ?? waheguru ji mehar karan
  20. It is with great pleasure to announce that Bhai Sahib's books are also available to read as #flip #eBooks on out website. Please click the following link to access. http://www.bsrstrust.org/books/ We have divided these into English eBooks, Punjabi eBooks and Punjabi eTracts. Please give us suggestions, thoughts, comments. ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਰਣਧੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਪੁਸਤਕਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਕ ਨਿਰਮੋਲ ਖ਼ਜ਼ਾਨਾ ਸੁਸ਼ੋਭਤ ਹੈ, ਜਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਨੇ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਦੇ ਤਕਰੀਬਨ ਹਰ ਪੱਖ ਦੀ ਵਿਆਖ਼ਿਆ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੋਈ ਹੈ | ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਪੁਸਤਕਾਂ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਨਾ ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਸਮਕਾਲੀ ਅਤੇ ਜ੍ਹੇਲ ਸਾਥੀ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਨਾਹਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਅਤੇ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਹਰਭਜਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਚਮਿੰਡਾ ਨੇ ਅਰੰਭ ਕੀਤੀ | ਉਸ ਤੋਂ ਉਪਰੰਤ ੧੯੬੨ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਸਦੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਸਪੁਤੱਰ ਭਾਈ ਬਲਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੇ ਹਵਾਲੇ ਕਰ ਦਿਤੀ ਗਈ, ਜਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਭਾਈ ਬਲਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਪਿਤਾ ਜੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਵਡੱਮੁਲੀਆਂ ਲਿਖਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਹੀ ਤਰੀਕੇ ਨਾਲ ਛਾਪਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਵੰਡਿਆ | ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੀ ਜਨਮ ਸ਼ਤਾਬਦੀ ਦੇ ਸਮੇਂ, ੧੯੭੮ ਵਿੱਚ ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਰਣਧੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਟ੍ਰਸਟ ਅਸਥਾਪਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਇਆ, ਜਿਸ ਦੀ ਸਰਪ੍ਰਸਤੀ ਹੇਠ ਇਹ ਪੁਸਤਕਾਂ ਅੱਜ ਤੱਕ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਿਤ ਹੋ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨ | ਅਜੋਕੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਭਾਰਤ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਹਰ ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੀਆਂ ਲਿਖਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਮੰਗ ਬਹੁਤ ਵਧ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ | ਨੌਜਵਾਨ ਪੀੜੀ ਦੀ ਮੰਗ ਨੂੰ ਮੁੱਖ ਰੱਖ ਕੇ ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਰਣਧੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਟ੍ਰਸਟ ਯੂ.ਕੇ. ਅਤੇ ਅਖੰਡ ਕੀਰਤਨੀ ਜਥਾ ਯੂ.ਕੇ. ਨੇ ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਪੁਸਤਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਇੰਟਰਨੈਟ ਮੀਡੀਆ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਸੰਗਤਾਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਹਾਜ਼ਰ ਕੀਤੀਆਂ ਹਨ | ਸਾਨੂੰ ਆਸ ਹੈ ਕੇ ਥਾਂ ਥਾਂ ਵਸਦੀਆਂ ਸੰਗਤਾਂ ਇਸ ਉਪਰਾਲੇ ਦਾ ਸਹੀ ਲਾਭ ਲੈ ਸਕਣਗੀਆਂ | ਅਸੀਂ ਧੰਨਵਾਦੀ ਹਾਂ ਸਾਧ-ਸੰਗਤ ਅਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਸੱਜਣਾਂ ਦੇ ਜੋ ਨਿਰੰਤਰ ਇਸ ਸੇਵਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਪਾੳਦੇ ਹਨ | ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੀ ਮਿਹਰ ਅਤੇ ਸੰਮੂਹ ਸੰਗਤਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਆਸੀਸਾਂ ਸਦਕਾ ਇਹ ਕਾਰਜ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਆਸ ਰੱਖਦੇ ਹਾਂ ਕੇ ਅਗੇ ਤੋਂ ਵੀ ਸੰਗਤਾਂ ਦਾ ਸਹਿਯੋਗ ਮਿਲਦਾ ਰਹੇਗਾ | Also, following the remarkable success of the first 2 eBooks (Autobiography of Bhai Randhir Singh & The Meaning of Sikh Baptism) released last year (over 2000 downloads in 6 months, including places where we wouldn’t expect like Romania, Belgium, Austria etc) and the encouraging feedback from Sangat around the world, we have now published 3 more English translations of Bhai Sahib's books which are now available to download on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and Kobo: •‘Rangle Sajjan’ (The Imbued Ones), •‘Charan Kamal Ki Mouj’ (Ecstatic Sway of Enshrined -Lotus-Feet, Naam Divine) •‘Is worshipping SGGS akin to Idol worship?’ (Kee Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji dee pooja but prashti hai?) Click to download NOW. Translated by Bhai Jaspinder Singh (Toronto), and initially published in paperback editions by Akhand Keertanee Jatha (Toronto), these are now available to a wider audience via the internet through digital media. We are thankful to those who have helped contribute to this worthy cause and hope that in future you will also continue to do so. With the blessings and support of the Sangat we are hopeful to continue this seva. Any proceeds and donations from these books will go towards making more publications of this nature available and for other charitable causes. For more details or how to support these or suggestions for future enhancements please contact us on the details below. To keep up-to-date with developments please sign-up to our newsletter on our website and follow us on Facebook & Twitter using the links below. Inspire others to read these too, by leaving a review and recommending these books to friends & family. ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਰਣਧੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਟ੍ਰਸਟ ਯੂ.ਕੇ. Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Trust UK (Reg'd Charity) ਵਧੇਰੇ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਲਈ ਸੰਪਰਕ ਕਰੋ: Website: www.bsrstrust.org Email: info@bsrstrust.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/BSRSTrust Twitter: www.twitter.com/BSRSTrust (@BSRSTrust)
  21. Waheguru Here is a great book by Damdami Taksal Gurmat Bajay Shabad Anhaad [scribd][/scribd]
  22. Share ... for most people its weight loss. Guru Nanak devji says ' "Dhrig eheva jeeveiya jit khai vadaiyaa pet" Having pot belly is not just a health concern , its also against gurmat as it symbolizes indulgence in pleasures of tongue. It also goes against - "Alap ahaari sulabh si nidra " and "thora save thora hee khave" From my experience I alwyas had a pot belly before i went vegan .... animal fats are extremely hard to burn off ......so quit that dairy and see ur didh disappear ... and the cows will be so much happier too...
  23. 15 tuks to live your life by - Dos - 1. Sabsai upar gur shabad beechar || and Gyan Vihoona Kath KathLoojhei || Strive to cotnemplate on guru's word all the time , read as much SGGS as possible with understanding of the meanings (not mere recitation) 2. Ghal Kamaye kich Hatthon Deh || and Mithya Tan Nahin Parupkari || We should earn honestly and share the extra with the needy - should do a dasbandh of both money and time. 3. Mithat Neevin Nanaka Gun Changyaiya Tat || and Nanak fikke boliye tan man fikka hoye|| Always speak softly to all - regardless of their caste ,skin color, gender or social status. 4. Soora so pehchanieye jo lare deen ke het || and Bhai kahu ko det neh Bhai maanat Aan. Staty fearless, be physically fit, practise martial arts and be prepared to fight for your own rights and those of others. 5. Jo Nar dukh main dukh nahee maney | Kanchan Maati Jaane || and Jinhee Pashhatha Hukam Thinh Kadhae N Rovana Remain equanimous through happy and sad times - don't rejoice too much in good times and dont complain too much in bad ones. 6. So kyo manda Akhiye Jit Jamme Raajaan || and Har prabh mere Babla har devo Dan Meh Dajho || Equality of men and women and rejection of dowry (root cause of female infanticide) and grand weddings. 7. Mithya Tan Nahin Parupkaari Use your body as a charitable vehicle - Donate blood while alive and pledge organ donation. Bhai Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh (who put Indra to justice) - their last wish was that there organs be donated - even in their death they wished life for others. 8. Suniye Dukh paap Ka Naas || Listen to as much Gurbani as possible in guru's oradined Raag .... Dont's - 1. Jaat Ka Garab Na Moorakh Gavaraa || and Sa Jaat Sa Paat hai jehe karam Kamaye || Drop your castist last name - don't claim belonging to any castist group , not even of your ancestors , when some asks you your got - answer with "our ancestors were lowest of low castes , now we are sikhs and hence have no caste" . 2. Haq paraya Nananka Us Sooar Us Gaay || Earn with the sweat of your brow - with honest means and never desire something that is not rightfully yours. 3. Nanak Mangan Jhakhna Dukh Chad Mangiye Sukh | Dukh Sukh Doye Kapre pehre jaye manukh || Instead of demanding material things from Guru such as health, money , job etc, try to culitvate a realtion of love. 4. Sagan upsagan tis ko laage jis har cheet na aave || and Jab AApan Aap Ur Dhare To Sagan Apsagan kaho kaha veechare || Complete rejection of all kinds of veham bharam - jotish, sagan apsagan , vastu, palmistry, kala jadu, bhoot, vart pret etc. 5. Paathar lai poojei mukh mugadh Gavaar | oh jo aap doobat tum kaha taaranhar No Matha Tek to Photos / Idols. 6.jith peethai khasam visarai dharageh milai sajaae || and kabeer bhaaNg maachhulee suraa paan jo jo paraanee khaaNhi. tirath barat naym kee-ay tay sabhai rasaatal jaaNhi No usage of alochol or other intoxicants. 7. ਪਰ ਤ੍ਰਿਅ ਰੂਪੁ ਨ ਪੇਖੈ ਨੇਤ੍ਰ ॥ AND Gurmat Ridey Garrebi Aavey | Par nari de ner na jaave || Complete fidelity in Marriage - both man and woman do not look at anyone else lustfully - Let me know your thoughts .
  24. Beautiful. Dhan Sikhi. We definitely need more Parchaar all over the world as seen in our past history.
  25. The political correctness is ruining our Nation. The 'all religion leading to God' mentality is a major cause for inter-faith marriages and conversions of Sikhs. The idea does not find any place in Gurmat, for religious practices of Islam, Hinduism, Jainism were rejected and heavily criticised in Dhur Ki Bani, Guru Granth Sahib. The Gurus and Bhagats rejecting Islam (Hajj, Circumcision and Ramadan) I do not keep fasts, nor do I observe the month of Ramadaan. (M5, 1136, Guru Granth Sahib) Because of the love of woman, circumcision is done; I don't believe in it, O Siblings of Destiny. Devotee Kabir (Bhagat Kabeer, 477, Guru Granth Sahib) The Gurus and Bhagats rejecting Hinduism (Idol Worship, Teerath Yatra, Ekadashi fast amongst others) I have stopped fasting on Ekadashi; why should I bother to go on Teerath to sacred shrines? (Bhagat Naamdev, 718, Guru Granth Sahib) O brother, why worship idols of gods and goddesses, what can you ask of them and what can they give to you? What is the use of washing stones, which themselves drown in water? (M1, 637, Guru Granth Sahib) I have searched many Shastars and Simrtis, they do not show the way to God, but contemplation on God is invaluable. (M5, 264, Guru Granth Sahib) Guru Nanak Sahib's satire of Jainism (about 5 million followers) Shalok, First Mehl: They pluck the hair out of their heads, and drink in filthy water; they beg endlessly and eat the garbage which others have thrown away. They spread manure, they suck in rotting smells, and they are afraid of clean water. Their hands are smeared with ashes, and the hair on their heads is plucked out-they are like sheep! They have renounced the lifestyle of their mothers and fathers, and their families and relatives cry out in distress. ... (M1, 148, Guru Granth Sahib Ji)