None of you gyanis are going to do interpretation of the shabad from sohila Sahib? Why ignore Gurbani. An agyani like me is telling you guys to show me where I am making a mistake and you guys ignore the opportunity to present the beautiful fragrance. Hollow shells make the most noise.
My experiences from reading European translations of Sun Tzu's classic The art of war (and then coming across a Chinese produced translation) is that they can't really translate stuff properly (they miss cultural/linguistic nuances and load their own culture onto things as well). Try finding Japanese translations when you are ready (and if they are available).
i am reading a short booklet 'Instruction manual for the 21st century samaurai ' by Alexei Maxim Russell whilst taking Isher Kaur for her swimming lessons, it covers teachings taken from three Masters Mussashi miyamoto(the book of the five Rings) -ronin, greatest warrior 'of all time' (nonsikh) ; yamamoto TSunetomo (Hagekure)- General master strategist and Eihei Dogen (shobogenzo) monk - top monk of The zen buddhism tradition sinebasine teaching of buddha , active meditation much as Guru ji taught...
It is striking how Guru ji gave deeper teachings than these but much more cohesively, if we read our siddhant in light of these warriors and the ideas of kaizen etc we could recapture the lost disciplines easily
we as individuals , families, communities and the kaum need to develop the traits we admire in our predecessors , our parchaariks, kirtaniyas and sewaks , then the panth will progress and enjoy strength and blessings from Guru Pita ji. At this juncture we need to listen to katha of shalok saskriti and jaitrisari ki vaar as being provided by veer Sukh jeevan Singh on Sikh2Inspire on a morning and night basis this week , contemplate shalok mahala 9 and develop gurmat understanding of death: