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  2. ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਪਾਠ ਮਹਾਤਮ I GIANI THAKUR SINGH JI ( 360 X 640 ).mp4
  3. Is it true cos i am follower of sant ji. Could you give me more information ?
  4. Yes, I agree with you. It is a very sad reality, indeed. Sometimes, the best we can do is bring about awareness, but people believe what they want to believe. As I gain more and more experience, the more I realise how helpless we are as individuals, sometimes. We are forced to witness all these horrible acts and can do nothing about them. The corrupt rule, the masses follow like sheep, revering them as if they are superhuman. People who oppose the corrupt rule are looked down upon. Yes, I agree regarding the Huddersfield grooming case- these people who represent the community don't care at all. It's utterly disgusting! We, as a community are experts at ignoring such sensitive issues. I agree with you on your last point as well. An inferiority complex among our people is quite a problem. Would you put strict parenting or a lack thereof into the equation as well? I've seen kids in relationships without their parents having a single clue about it. It's heartbreaking to see the types of things kids get to behind their parents' backs, including drugs and stuff. But yes, keeping up with the times and trying to look cool has certainly taken a backseat to morals and family among our youth. It's detrimental to our future as they are our future. I think the best thing our community can do is focus on the youth, before it's too late.
  5. Last week
  6. ਜੋਰਿ ਕੋਰਿ ਸੁ ਬੀਰ ਮੰਤ੍ਰੀ ਸਸਤ੍ਰ ਧਾਰਿ ਸੁਰੰਗਿ ॥ First time I've encountered the compound word shasterdhari in a Sikh text too.
  7. Yeah, but to excuse away basic level understanding of your ithihaas seems strange. But people like us here are probably a small minority anyway - in that we have a real abiding interest in these things - more than just surface level. I mean we seek and ponder over these things. Most people just seem to want a kathavaak to pump information in their head (and trust them blindly) and not worry about the sources or integrity of the information.
  8. That is only in their recent history and even then it wasn't well coordinated, and mutual suspicion was rife even when fighting the soviets. The country we know as afghanistan today was only created around 1890. Before that the British and Russians agreed on their empire borders, leaving between them the Kingdom of Kabul (afghanistan), Hazarajat and the Khanate of Mazar e sharif around the 1860s. Kabul was a Pashtun kingdom, Hazarajat was Hazaras, and Mazar i sharif were turkmen. Kabul pushed into these smaller weaker areas and took over and incorporated them in the Kingdom of Kabul, known as Afghanistan. These are different ethnicities although all muslim. This is where they differ from the Misls. The Pashtuns simply cannot see any other ethnicity hold power in Kabul and the others are worried about what Pashtun hegemony will mean for them. Whilst they were fighting the Soviets and then the Afghan communist govt they were still fighting against each other on their ethnic basis. On the few times they coordinated plans of action, one of the groups would sit back and let the others get massacred by the Soviets/Afghan govt. Sikhs have managed to live in this society because of their major capacity as traders. They have never joined sides and never taken to arm to defend themselves either.
  9. 🙏  Dhan Guru Nanak Tuhi Nirankaar & Dhan Sri Bhagat Kabir Ji Maharaj, June 17.

  10. In case you are not aware, there was a documentary about Sikhs and Afghanistan on the BBC a few days ago. You have just under a month to watch it on BBC iPlayer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005y6f/our-world-the-last-sikhs-of-afghanistan
  11. Please go ahead and share - thats the purpose of this forum to act like a 'virtual' sangat.
  12. Wanted to share this little info with you all. in some of the charitars we have seen how people caught up in a potentially fatal situation have been able to escape by way of ruse, ie hiding and being transported out of danger. I have been reading "Ghost wars" which is about the CIA and Afghan-Soviet war. Saw this and wanted to share it with everyone here. It seems that this ploy seen several times in Sri CharitroPakhyan Granth is still in use.
  13. Seems like Dakter Ji Phd(Boseton) gets his translations from Bollywood hindi movies.
  14. Occasionally, a small group of evangelists — well-dressed and well-groomed young men and women from a local church — walks around my neighborhood ringing doorbells to spread Christianity. I always like to invite them in, offer them chai and engage in a relaxed conversation. Even though I went to a Catholic school and know the proselytizing game well, I pretend I’m the naive immigrant eager to ask basic questions. After a few minutes of small talk, one of them usually breaks open the topic by asking, “Have you been saved?” I try to look surprised, and respond by saying, “I was never condemned to begin with!” My young, charming guests usually get thrown off. They expect me to claim that I have already been saved, and their training has equipped them with the rhetorical skills to assert that their ability to save me is superior to my present faith. I usually find them taken by surprise by my posture that I do not need to be saved in the first place. Christian salvation is a solution to the problem of Eternal Damnation caused by Original Sin. But that problem does not exist within the dharma traditions. Imagine someone asking you if you have been pardoned from your prison sentence, and you respond by saying that you were never condemned for any crime and, hence, such a question is absurd. The implication here is that for a dharmic person to say he has been saved would imply that he accepts Christianity’s fundamental tenet that every human is born a sinner and remains so until he surrenders himself to Jesus Christ. Even when the church acknowledges other faiths as having merit, no other path can substitute for Jesus when it comes to being saved. The closest the dharmic traditions come to salvation are the concepts of moksha in Hinduism and nirvana in Buddhism, both of which can be loosely translated as “liberation.” But there are crucial differences between dharmic liberation and Christian salvation. Receiving assurance of salvation is the key moment in the spiritual life of most Christians. It comes as a gift of grace and its source lies outside the individual. It does not come as a result strictly of merit, spiritual practice, prayer or asceticism. Although these may be helpful in its attainment, and even necessary in many denominations, they are not sufficient in and of themselves. That’s because the potential to achieve salvation is not innate in us. In Jewish and Christian traditions, death is the consequence of sin. The freedom of the soul in Christianity entails, in the End of Time, the freedom of the body as well: There will be a resurrection of the dead in a “glorified” physical form, and the boundary between heaven and earth will be erased or made permeable. For most people, the full realization of this salvation can come only after death. Dharmic liberation, on the other hand, can be achieved here and now in this very body and in this very world. Moksha is similar to salvation insofar as it is concerned with freedom from human bondage; but the nature of this bondage is quite different. Moksha really refers to living in a state of freedom from ignorance, pre-conditioning and karmic “baggage.” According to the Bhagavad Gita, the state where one is desire-less, ego-less and beyond the drives of human nature is the first major milestone; it opens the door to further evolution and eventual liberation in the fullest sense. Salvation, on the other hand, does not entail expanded awareness or consciousness, esoteric/mystical knowledge or physical practices (though these may attend it). Nor is it necessarily derived from complete renunciation, as is the case in Buddhist nirvana. It can be experienced only by surrendering to the will of God, and God here is specifically the God of the Bible. There is yet another state described in Sanskrit which has no equivalent in Christianity. One who has attained moksha may choose to remain in the world and continue to do spiritual work — that is, free from past actions (i.e., karmic bondage) and yet active in the world. This person is called jivanmukta. He (or she) can, at will, either turn away from the world or turn toward it and deal with it without being touched or limited by it. The Buddhist equivalent of a jivanmukta is a bodhisattva. The New Testament calls this “being in the world, but not of it.” There is an opening here for a potential development of a Christian jivanmukta, and St. Paul says several things about himself that would indicate he had at least tasted this state, as had other Christian saints. But the important thing is that there is no word for it in biblical metaphysics; that’s because the state was not examined, understood or cultivated through systematic techniques. The words “saint” and “prophet” do not suffice, nor even does “mystic.” When Christians experienced such a state, it was not as a result of following a yoga-like systematic process; neither was it seen as bringing salvation. Hence such a person would still be, according to the Vatican document Dominus Jesus, “in a gravely deficient situation in comparison with those who, in the Church, have the fullness of the means of salvation.” As the evangelists leave my home, I always hope our conversation has challenged their assumptions about the people they are preaching to, and that perhaps they will re-examine the idea that all people outside of their church are in a state of spiritual deficiency. But until they do, I will continue to welcome them into my living room, offer them chai and share with them the good news that there is no such thing as Original Sin. We are all originally divine.
  15. I didn't know about 130 Americans die from opiod overdose everyday in the US. I wonder what the figure for Panjab is? Medical marijuana is NOT the solution to the opioid epidemic: Overdose deaths are HIGHER in US states that sell prescription pot, study suggests Medical marijuana is now legal in some form in 47 states in the US Some studies have suggested that legal marijuana may help to drive down rates of fatal opioid overdoses - but drug deaths continue to surge A new Stanford University study suggests that opioid overdoses have actually increased by 23 percent in states with legal medical marijuana since 2014 The analysis does not look at recreational marijuana and just 2.5 percent of the population uses medical pot As some 130 Americans a day die after an opioid overdose, public health officials and researchers are desperately trying to work out what will stem the epidemic - and what won't. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7125291/Opioid-overdoses-increased-states-legal-medical-marijuana.html
  16. Good on you. I think non traditional teaching methods are better than the traditional ones myself.
  17. To me, this one has a flavour of Chandi Ki Vaar about it. Also, it sort of reminds one of Mai Bhago's story. Anyone else notice big chunks of the original are not translated into English?
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  19. Yes, I know one brahmgiani sant. If want to meet please call me. 9665103326
  20. In this the woman also played on the Kings fear of black magic and by concocting and producing the same evidence she earned favour of the King. She earned his trust and used it to destroy her enemy.
  21. Just found out the author was a university level chemistry lecturer.
  22. I just thought is was a straight allusion to a man who was so smitten by his paramour that he would come and go as she pleased i.e. at a snap of a finger. And the reference to her yawning when doing this: is it an allusion towards females getting bored of men who follow all their whims?
  23. 🙏. Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj Sache Patshah Ji, June  7.

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  24. Need Durga Kavach on PDF
  25. What we don't have is unity and social network to give birth to many successful business people in our community. We are too busy stepping on each others head instead of dragging each other up,especially those who have the drive and know how to do so. Having billionairres is not a must,but no doubt it is a huge advantage,especially Gursikh dasvandh giving and job creating billionairres. Instead the community can contribute monthly dasvandh to a national level financial institution created specifically to uplift and protect the Sikh community.This institution will invest money and try to make a profit. The profit will be used to fund social efforts such as charity,education,health,business loans/training,social issues(single mothers,addiction,domestic abuse etc) and a portion of yearly profits earned would be reinvested to grow the fund. A portion will be used to protect the community and tackle grooming and other crimes.Funds from here can be used for lobbying and political activism and raising awareness on issues faced by the community through different types of media,traditional and new media. No,we would just end up as cannon fodder fighting other peoples war just to receive a miserable salary and some shiny medals.Training and knowledge is a must and it can be achieved in many ways without being a permanent servant of NATO'S international Military-Industrial-Complex.This will just make many communities hate us for joining tyrannical military forces to oppress them and invading their countries. Take land where exactly?
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