Jump to content

Recommended Posts

DUTY/ FARZ / KARNEE

NOTHING DEPENDS ON LUCK

EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON WORK

BECAUSE EVEN LUCK HAS TO BE WORKED OUT.

*NOTE:

ONLY WAHIGURU IS ABOVE THIS RULE, HIS APAAR DAYA MEHER CAN BE SHOWERED ON ANYONE, AND NOBODY CAN QUESTION HIM.

AND ACCORDING TO MAHAPURUKHS, THE MORE BHAKTI WE DO OF WAHIGURU, THE MORE WE ATTRACT HIS DAYA MEHER

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Law of Receiving & Giving.

Here is an interesting story on two seas with some interesting lessons.

As you probably recall, the Dead Sea is really a Lake, not a sea. It’s so high in salt content that the human body can float easily. You can almost lie down and read a book! The salt in the Dead Sea is as high as 35% - almost 10 times the normal ocean water. And all that saltiness has meant that there is no life at all in the Dead Sea. No fish. No vegetation. No sea animals. Nothing lives in the Dead Sea.

And hence the name: Dead Sea.

While the Dead Sea has remained etched in my memory, I don't seem to recall learning about the Sea of Galilee in my school Geography lesson. So when I heard about the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea and the tale of the two seas - I was intrigued.

Turns out that the Sea of Galilee is just north of the Dead Sea. Both the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea receive their water from river Jordan. And yet, they are very, very different.

Unlike the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee is pretty, resplendent with rich, colorful marine life. There are lots of plants. And lots of fish too. In fact, the Sea of Galilee is home to over twenty different types of fishes.

Same region, same source of water, and yet while one sea is full of life, the other is dead. How come?

Here’s apparently why.

The River Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee and then flows out. The water simply passes through the Sea of Galilee in and then Out - and that keeps the sea healthy and vibrant, teeming with marine life.

But the Dead Sea is so far below the mean sea level, that it has NO outlet. The water flows in from the river Jordan, but does NOT flow Out. There are no outlet streams. It is estimated that over 7 million tons of water evaporate from the Dead Sea every day. Leaving it salty. Too full of minerals. And unfit for any marine life.

The Dead Sea takes water from the River Jordan, and HOLDS it. It does NOT GIVE.

Result?

No LIFE at all.

Think about it.

Life is not just about Getting.

Its about Giving.

We all need to be a bit like the Sea of Galilee.

We are fortunate to get wealth, knowledge, love and respect. But if we don't learn to give, we could all end up like the Dead Sea.

The love and the respect, the wealth and the knowledge could all evaporate. Like the water in the Dead Sea.

If we get the Dead Sea mentality of merely taking in more water, more money, more everything the results can be disastrous.

Do make sure that in the sea of your LIFE, you have outlets. Many outlets. For love and wealth - and everything else that you get in your life.

Make sure you don't just get, you give too.

Open the taps. And you'll open the floodgates to happiness. Make that a habit. To share. To give.

And Experience the magic of Giving.

Always remember as in Nature..

Givers get

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An Excellent lesson

When somebody told me that he has failed in his exams, my question is,

*"Is it a law that you will pass every time?"*

When someone told me that my boyfriend broke up with me, my question is,

*"Is it a rule that you will have successful relationships everywhere?"*

When somebody asked me why am I in depression, my question is,

*"Is it compulsory to have confidence all the time?"*

When someone cried to me about his huge business loss due to his wrong decision, my question is,

*"Is it possible that you take all right decisions?"*

The fact is our expectation that life has to be perfect/permanent is the biggest reason of our unhappiness.

One has to understand the law of impermanence of nature.

After each sunny day, there has to be a dark night, after each birth there have to be certain deaths, for the full moon to come again it has to pass through no moon. In this imperfection of nature, there is perfection.

So *stop taking your failures and bad part of your life soooo personally or intensely,* even God does not like to give you pain but its the cycle through which you have to pass. Prepare yourself for one more fight after each fall because even failures cannot be permanent...!

Enjoy life....

*Your breath comes to go.*
*Your thoughts come to go.*
*Your words come to go.*
*Your actions come to go.*
*Your feelings come to go.*
*Your illnesses come to go.*
*Your phases come to go.*
*Your seasons come to go.*
*You have come to go.*

Then why do you hold on to your guilt, anger, unforgiveness, hatred
so so so tightly,
when it too has come to go...

Let it go ..❗❗❗

Sat Sree Akal.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BLESSINGS

Q: Have you ever wondered how come seeking blessings actually brings you good vibrations?
You can sit anywhere and ask for blessings in your mind, and you will receive blessing.

You may ask me how is that possible ?
Tell me, how does Kama Vasana (lust) get aroused? Just by thinking such thoughts, isn't it?!

Hormones are then secreted in excess in the body.

How do you get angry?

Just by thinking. You think about those who you are angry, and your body begins to show action of anger.

How does hatred come?

By thinking about others whom you dislike.

How does fear come?

By thinking.

So, if by thinking, lust can come, anger can come, fear can come, hatred can come, then can blessing also not come just by thinking?

Are blessings so ineffective, or do you think that you have to work so hard to get blessings?

No! Not at all !

You don't need to do anything.

Just by thinking you get divine blessings.

You are divinely blessed !!!!

*Sri Sri Ravi Shankar*:

Edited by harsharan000

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Jacfsing2

BLESSINGS

Q: Have you ever wondered how come seeking blessings actually brings you good vibrations?

You can sit anywhere and ask for blessings in your mind, and you will receive blessing.

You may ask me how is that possible ?

Tell me, how does Kama Vasana (lust) get aroused? Just by thinking such thoughts, isn't it?!

Hormones are then secreted in excess in the body.

How do you get angry?

Just by thinking. You think about those who you are angry, and your body begins to show action of anger.

How does hatred come?

By thinking about others whom you dislike.

How does fear come?

By thinking.

So, if by thinking, lust can come, anger can come, fear can come, hatred can come, then can blessing also not come just by thinking?

Are blessings so ineffective, or do you think that you have to work so hard to get blessings?

No! Not at all !

You don't need to do anything.

Just by thinking you get divine blessings.

You are divinely blessed !!!!

*Sri Sri Ravi Shankar*:

What's Sri Sri Ravi Shankar?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What's Sri Sri Ravi Shankar?

I would say, he is a hindu philosopher. For some, he is a saint

I do not know much about him, but I admit, that sometimes, I like his speech or expressions.

I believe that goodness can exist in anyone, irrespective of caste, color or creed.

You see, all beings have souls, and as such, souls have no color, form, nor size.

Souls are related to Wahiguru, just as a drop is related to an ocean, or a ray to the Sun.

If Wahiguru has no color, size, nor nationality, how come the mamulee souls have any of these limitations.

Souls are free, just because in that particular body, it follows hindu, muslim, christian or sikh dharam, they do not loose their true spiritual identity.

Once again, the soul in a particular body, is born in the U.K for example, and lives there; so Britain is the place of residence of that soul, but because of that, the soul does not become british.

if someone is a policeman, then being a security officer, is that person´s job; but again the soul is free, it is not subject to that job, or place, or dharam.

The soul is changeless.

There are no good or bad souls, all souls are good, as they are particles of Him, who carry all the attributes present in Him.

You see, we people tend to classify everything under our limited vision, and from there on our problems start.

If anybody is bad, it is because of the mind. Just as any ordinary person under the effects of narcotics or alcohol, can do all sort of nonsense ....

In a similar way, dirty, impure minds, with their bad karmas, make the souls suffer in the wheel births and deaths. But in any case, it is the mind who is dirty and petty.

in a similar way, people in wrong company, dharmas, do wrong things, for which they shall have to pay for sure, but again, the souls are like passengers sitting in chariots, where the horses(minds) have become mad(under maya and vikars) and run here and there without any direction or control.

We should never underestimate anyone, becuase of religion, color or caste, or even if some do not believe in Him, all carry His Jot, even if they are not conscious of it.

It is a blessing upon us, that we have bee born in Sikh Dharam, and with the aid of Gurmat, we fairly do understand how all the creation works, and we are not fanatics, otherthing is, we firmly like and believe in our Guru Sahibans, the only manifestations of Akal Purukh.

Sat Sree Akal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BLESSINGS

Q: Have you ever wondered how come seeking blessings actually brings you good vibrations?

You can sit anywhere and ask for blessings in your mind, and you will receive blessing.

You may ask me how is that possible ?

Tell me, how does Kama Vasana (lust) get aroused? Just by thinking such thoughts, isn't it?!

Hormones are then secreted in excess in the body.

How do you get angry?

Just by thinking. You think about those who you are angry, and your body begins to show action of anger.

How does hatred come?

By thinking about others whom you dislike.

How does fear come?

By thinking.

So, if by thinking, lust can come, anger can come, fear can come, hatred can come, then can blessing also not come just by thinking?

Are blessings so ineffective, or do you think that you have to work so hard to get blessings?

No! Not at all !

You don't need to do anything.

Just by thinking you get divine blessings.

You are divinely blessed !!!!

*Sri Sri Ravi Shankar*:

This is nice Paji Harsharan, but I feel thinking alone would not bring the blessing. I feel that Waheguru would also be part of the granting of the blessing too.

What's Sri Sri Ravi Shankar?

He's the person that wrote the piece.

I've seen him on tv.

https://m.facebook.com/SriSriRaviShankar/

Edited by simran345

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would say, he is a hindu philosopher. For some, he is a saint

I do not know much about him, but I admit, that sometimes, I like his speech or expressions.

I believe that goodness can exist in anyone, irrespective of caste, color or creed.

You see, all beings have souls, and as such, souls have no color, form, nor size.

Souls are related to Wahiguru, just as a drop is related to an ocean, or a ray to the Sun.

If Wahiguru has no color, size, nor nationality, how come the mamulee souls have any of these limitations.

Souls are free, just because in that particular body, it follows hindu, muslim, christian or sikh dharam, they do not loose their true spiritual identity.

Once again, the soul in a particular body, is born in the U.K for example, and lives there; so Britain is the place of residence of that soul, but because of that, the soul does not become british.

if someone is a policeman, then being a security officer, is that person´s job; but again the soul is free, it is not subject to that job, or place, or dharam.

The soul is changeless.

There are no good or bad souls, all souls are good, as they are particles of Him, who carry all the attributes present in Him.

You see, we people tend to classify everything under our limited vision, and from there on our problems start.

If anybody is bad, it is because of the mind. Just as any ordinary person under the effects of narcotics or alcohol, can do all sort of nonsense ....

In a similar way, dirty, impure minds, with their bad karmas, make the souls suffer in the wheel births and deaths. But in any case, it is the mind who is dirty and petty.

in a similar way, people in wrong company, dharmas, do wrong things, for which they shall have to pay for sure, but again, the souls are like passengers sitting in chariots, where the horses(minds) have become mad(under maya and vikars) and run here and there without any direction or control.

We should never underestimate anyone, becuase of religion, color or caste, or even if some do not believe in Him, all carry His Jot, even if they are not conscious of it.

It is a blessing upon us, that we have bee born in Sikh Dharam, and with the aid of Gurmat, we fairly do understand how all the creation works, and we are not fanatics, otherthing is, we firmly like and believe in our Guru Sahibans, the only manifestations of Akal Purukh.

Sat Sree Akal.

That's true, an enlightened soul can be from any walk of life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is nice Paji Harsharan, but I feel thinking alone would not bring the blessing. I feel that Waheguru would also be part of the granting of the blessing too.

Simran Pen Jee,

it is 101 % right what you say, as it could never be otherwise.

It is good you have brought this point forward, as it is somehow confusing in the sense you have stated.

But I believe, when he says thinking on blessings, he means to say, to think (meditate) upon the source of all blessings, who is none other than Wahiguru for me, though for others it maybe devis, devtas, gods, godesses....

The thing is, different people seek blessings from different entities, but for us as sikhs, it is only from the Supreme Being Wahiguru Akal Purukh, to whom we should have in our minds per means of Bhajan bandagee, to get the bakshish, of His Charan Kamal kee Dhoor...

Sat Sree Akal.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simran Pen Jee,

it is 101 % right what you say, as it could never be otherwise.

It is good you have brought this point forward, as it is somehow confusing in the sense you have stated.

But I believe, when he says thinking on blessings, he means to say, to think (meditate) upon the source of all blessings, who is none other than Wahiguru for me, though for others it maybe devis, devtas, gods, godesses....

The thing is, different people seek blessings from different entities, but for us as sikhs, it is only from the Supreme Being Wahiguru Akal Purukh, to whom we should have in our minds per means of Bhajan bandagee, to get the bakshish, of His Charan Kamal kee Dhoor...

Sat Sree Akal.

Hanji I agree.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

USEFUL TIPS FOR BEING A BETTER PERSON

 

Be honest when in trouble,

and be simple when in wealth.

Be polite when in authoriy,

and be silent when in anger.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/07/2016 at 9:43 PM, harsharan000 said:

 

USEFUL TIPS FOR BEING A BETTER PERSON

 

Be honest when in trouble,

and be simple when in wealth.

Be polite when in authoriy,

and be silent when in anger.

.

Edited by simran345
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, simran345 said:

Ask for forgiveness from God, if you feel you have offended or hurt somebody's feelings. 

Pen Jee,

regarding this line of yours, though it is very good indeed in general, but I heard some mahapurkh a long time ago, something related to it, which was on asking for forgiveness, he said: ask forgiveness to whom you have hurt or offended.

Then the questioner said: what, if that person does not want to forgive.

To that, the answer was, then, ask for forgiveness, from the Lord.

You see the base of spirituality, can not be built on shaky grounds(vikars / shortcomings:abhiman, krodh, koor, lobh...).

But rather on, firm grounds(virtues like: humility, forgiveness, forbearance, mercy, kindness, truthfulness...)

 

Sat Sree Akal.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, harsharan000 said:

Pen Jee,

regarding this line of yours, though it is very good indeed in general, but I heard some mahapurkh a long time ago, something related to it, which was on asking for forgiveness, he said: ask forgiveness to whom you have hurt or offended.

Then the questioner said: what, if that person does not want to forgive.

To that, the answer was, then, ask for forgiveness, from the Lord.

You see the base of spirituality, can not be built on shaky grounds(vikars / shortcomings:abhiman, krodh, koor, lobh...).

But rather on, firm grounds(virtues like: humility, forgiveness, forbearance, mercy, kindness, truthfulness...)

 

Sat Sree Akal.

Hanji Paji you are right, the reason  why I wrote ask God for forgiveness as what if one does not want to forgive for whatever reasons and also one may not be able to ask for forgiveness from the person they intentionally hurt or offended if that person doesn't talk to them nomore or if it's impossible due to distance or communication. But you are right it should be from the person originally. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, simran345 said:

Hanji Paji you are right, the reason  why I wrote ask God for forgiveness as what if one does not want to forgive for whatever reasons and also one may not be able to ask for forgiveness from the person they intentionally hurt or offended if that person doesn't talk to them nomore or if it's impossible due to distance or communication. But you are right it should be from the person originally. 

Simran  Pen Jee,

you see, if we can ask for forgiveness sincerely to whom we have hurt, then it has its advantages, first we become light in our hearts, and secondly, the person to whom we may have hurt, shall wipe out totally all ill feelings, deep dark impressions for us, which may otherwise be carried in future births to be settled, as no karam  remains unnoticed of repayment.

So it is very important to not hurt anybody in any way...it is like sowing seeds of poison, which we shall have to reap, eat and suffer its consequences, and the we may blame the Lord, why me, why this?

Only if the other person refuses to not forgive, then it is to Wahiguru whom we have to direct our maafee petition, He is sadaa Bakshanhaar, sadaa Mehervaan.

 

Sat Sree Akal.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Topics

  • Posts

    • hey are u the same SheikhYoBooty ?
    • You are right in this respect, I guess I was referring to both the native Pakistanis and the diaspora. I have observed this internal debate between Pakistani Sunnis and Wahabis at close quarters, and honestly it turns into a p!ssing match. Who is the real Sunni and who is the fake - the traditionalists insist they are "real Sunnis", very sufi-centric and not overly fanatic, these people are usually die hard supporters of General Musharraf and defend the Laal Mosque incident with their lives. Here in the UK it goes beyond this, with both groups even refusing to pray Namaz behind eachothers Imams/Maulvis. The Deobandi/W@habi types obviously slam the others for following non-Islamic traditions, and they are gaining huge support. If I remember correctly the slogan is something like: Deoband Deoband, nirra gandh nirra gandh.   In many ways, it's not too different between the splits we have over ideology in Sikhi. Again this is probably more prevalent in the west. Probably. Kurban, Kurbani are both mentioned in Gurbani. We say it in the Ardas everyday: "Gurdwaraiyan di seva layi kurbaaniyan kityaan"
    • Well I live in Pakistan and i never came across someone wearing Jubba.But i can't speak for overseas Pakistanis.
    • CCTV camera has clear evidence for UK Sikh MPs to demand release to investigate closeup view. Jaggi mom in law said his passport was demanded prior to arrest as mine was for email to indian embassy, asking why they commit atrocities. $ is what causing blind justice to VERY OBVIOUS CRIMES by rss modi aka congress...$$$$ rules world better than virtues...but in God reign, NAAM LAHA RULES AND WILL OVERCOME ALL...SLOWLY BUT >>SURELY<<
    • Guest Kaur 2
      VJKK VJKF Does anyone have a link that I could use to listen to a sehaj paath of Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji? Bhull Chuk Maaf VJKK VJKF
×