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  1. 4 points
    I had a pretty cool experience yesterday that I thought I'd share. I was sitting on a bench in my school's library. It was around 9:50 am and I needed to kill time until 11. Saas Saas was automatically going so I just started following it and focusing on the internal jaap. I started to hear my heartbeat as the mind was getting quieter and then the jaap started to transition to the heartbeat. Eventually, the focus got so strong that I would get absorbed into the jaap, thoughts would stop and I lost awareness of everything around me. Then moments would come where my curiosity would notice what's happening and everything would stop and I'd go back to saas saas. At one point I was absorbed in the heartbeat and it felt like someone lightly punched me around the navel area (this was the only time something other than thoughts caused my focus to break). The focus on the heartbeat was on and off until eventually, it got so strong that I completely knocked out. I woke up around 11:15 feeling so much peace and mental stability. I remember someone posted an analogy where they said the power from baikhri bani is like 1 unit, madhma 100 units, pasanti 1000 units etc. I never understood this but after what happened yesterday I think I know what they meant.
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    Gurfateh all, Just passing by, wanted to post Adyatam questions and answers by Sant Jagjit Singh Harkhowale 2017 trip to toronto, they are deep answers as usual clears lot of doubts, give deep insight of gurbani and also into state of bhramgyan: http://www.gurmatveechar.com/audio.php?q=f&f=%2FKatha%2F02_Present_Day_Katha%2FBaba_Jagjit_Singh_(Harkhowal_wale)%2FDiscussions_Questions_and_Answers%2F2017
  3. 2 points
    paapiman

    Who can eat Meat?

    @Kaur Inder - Please listen to the link below. Gyani jee explains who can eat meat in Sikhism. Meat was primarily eaten by Sikhs (of the 18th century) for survival purposes. http://kam1825.podbean.com/e/who-can-eat-chatka-and-what-effect-does-it-have-on-the-individual/ Bhul chuk maaf
  4. 2 points
    chatanga1

    Dasam Granth Introduction

    Great vid bro.
  5. 2 points
    Also read this post i found online on this site about Chandi Di Vaar.
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    Although it is not related to Chandi Di Vaar it is still Dasam Bani. Bhen Ji listen to this katha track 1:18:00 onwards about Brahm Kavach. Also update i have found a Bibi doing paath of Chandi Di Vaar which should clear any doubts about the gender issues
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    Thank u so much for this..
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    Bhen Ji don't be disheartend listen to this katha clip at 50:50 onwards. I was suprised myself. http://www.gurbaniupdesh.org/multimedia/04-Katha/13-Giani Thakur Singh Ji (Patiala Wale)/Katha Special Events/Barsi Sant Kishan Singh Ji-Rara Sahib Wale.mp3
  10. 2 points
    Some interesting quotes from the main text: We have to mention the Seiks. They are a powerful and an extraordinary people: until very lately, however they have been quite unknown to Europeans: the cause of this shall be explained hereafter. The Seiks were originally of the tribe of Hindoos, called Jates. They are now composed of all casts. They admit proselytes from all religions; and even allow them to retain a belief of their own persuasions, and to perform their several rites, provided they comply with the external duties of a Seik, which are but few and simple. They never, it is true, heartily adopt a Mussulman. A disciple of the Koran, though in every respect a Seik, they distinguish by the name of Nemazi-Singh, which denotes him to be a renegade Mahommedan. The Seiks have a high notion of the equality of mankind. Their cities and principal towns abound with Mahommedan artificers and tradesmen, who are most liberally encouraged. They countenance and protect all foreign merchants. The ryots and farmers are assessed with moderation: not a moiety so much as they are by Europeans, Moohammedans and Hindoos. Their government is most lenient. Even many Affghan families have hereditary estates on their dominions, which they allow them quietly to posses. At length being freed from the Mohammedan yoke, the Seiks assembled from their lurking places, and formed themselves into a new community. They adopted no regular system of government. The richer sort assumed the title of Rajah, and annexed to it a full and sovereign authority, independent of each other. The next in consideration called themselves Sardars, and established an equal share of independency, both of each other and of the Rajahs. They formed a federal association, not a commonwealth, as it hath been erroneously denominated. They erected, as it were, distinct principalities; to act together in concert, only when a common enterprise should be in question. Their leaders were then to assemble in congress, on a perfect equality, and each to rear his standard in the general cause. From small beginnings, like the Maharattahs, the Seiks have risen to such an alarming degree of consequence that they now possess an extent of dominion, computed at eight hundred miles in length and four hundred miles in breath; its capital Lahore. It is not, therefore, requiring too much to say, that the Seiks are a power which should be carefully watched by the English. They certainly are of great consequence on the political scale of India. Large bodies of them annually quit their homes, and advance to the frontiers of the Owd dominions; besides others, who, though not exclusively of the community, are yet in every respect Seiks. Gujput-Singh, Ummar-Singh, and the chiefs who possess the districts of Kurnaul, Thannaisser, Puttialah, etc., are of this number. They are absolutely Seiks, although they have little intercourse with more distant leaders of Punjaub and Lahore. These chiefs originally belonged to the one or other of the inferior tribes of Hindoos; but having erected their Zemindaries into independencies, they found it politically convenient to adopt the manners, and assume the name of their northern neighbours; but neither the character nor the power of the latter should be eliminated from the figure or appearance of the chief who resides in the neighbourhood of Panipat and Seharinpoor. For though their strength has late been sufficient to furnish considerable employment to Nudjif-Cawn and his successors; to lay Zabtah-Cawn, whose country is situated between the Ganges and the Jumna, under heavy contributions, and to molest even the suburbs of Delhi; yet they are neither to be compared with the genuine Seiks for political importance, nor regarded on account of their institutions, in the same important view. In a word, the Seiks and their relatives, have every appearance of being one day or other a very formidable power in Hindostan.
  11. 2 points
    Dhan Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj (Nov 21) & Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji Maharaj (Nov 23).
  12. 2 points
    Please listen to Sant Baba Kartar Singh jee Bhindranwale talking about a Charitar. A husband plays a Charitar to get rid of his arrogant/rude wife. Bhul chuk maaf
  13. 2 points
    Soulfinder

    Removal Of Five Kakaars

    Listen to this. Dhan Sant Kartar Singh Ji Dhan Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji.
  14. 2 points
    paapiman

    Dhandrianwala Vs Great Sikhs

    @DSG - Listen to another video with proof. Bhul chuk maaf
  15. 2 points
    paapiman

    Dhandrianwala Vs Great Sikhs

    Even the heretics (Anti-Dasam Brigade) say that. Dhadrianwala is creating unnecessary doubts within the Panth (obviously not on a very big scale at the moment). Casting a doubt in the minds of Sangat on Bhora sahib, Amritvela, Sri Satguru jee (Second Master)'s sakhi, Mai Bhago jee' s sakhi, etc. What is the need to do that? There are so many other Sakhis/ideas he can talk about. Why cause controversies? It is not a very responsible behavior from such a personality, at a time when our Panth is already facing huge problems such as Anti-Dasam Brigade, poverty, corruption, alcoholism and drugs, female infanticide, caste issues, Nigurapan (huge numbers of non-Amritdharis), etc. Bhul chuk maaf
  16. 2 points
    Soulfinder

    Understanding The Sri Akal Ustat.

    Akal Ustat is a very important bani. It has 1 of the 5 banis for amritvela. Also if one wants blessings it can be read in a week or 1 day. It has 17 chands. It has the blessing of 16000 waheguru jaaps as 16 times it is written Tuhi Tuhi Listen here in katha at 9:00
  17. 2 points
    paapiman

    Understanding The Sri Akal Ustat.

    There is a reason behind that. Once you hear the Uthanka of this Chhand, it will become more clear. A Pandit jee had come to meet Sri Satguru jee (Tenth Master). He had a thought in his mind. To satisfy his desire, Maharaaj uttered this Chhand. Please listen to Gyani Harbhajan Singh jee Dhudikey for more details. He starts narrating the sakhi of Bhai Mai das jee Bairagi (from the life of Third Master) in between, but keep listening to the audio past it. Please start listening at 15:20 min: http://www.gurmatveechar.com/audios/Katha/02_Present_Day_Katha/Giani_Harbhajan_Singh_Dhudikey_(Vidyarthi_Sampardai_Bhindra)/Sri_Dasam_Guru_Granth_Sahib_Ji_Katha/03_Akal_Ustat_Katha/Giani.Harbhajan.Singh.(Dhudhikey)--064.-.Sri.Akal.Ustat.Katha.31.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  18. 1 point
    sarabatam

    Any Brahmgiani At Present?

    Lets clearly ponder upon bhramgyan not bhramgyani as we never will be truly understand bhramgyani. Only one Bhramgyani can understand another bhramgyani as per sukhmani sahib. However, once we study at the nature of bhramgyan, we can somewhat understand how they are connected and merged with divine.
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    Soulfinder

    Dasam Granth Introduction

    Sangat Ji listen to this katha i found from 13 mins onwards describing all the Banis in Sri Dasam Granth Sahib from Jaap Sahib to Zafarnama
  20. 1 point
    paapiman

    Panjabi Vocabulary Builder Thread

    ਠਠਣਾ - to stay/settle Bhul chuk maaf
  21. 1 point
    Excellent. Nice to see someone that makes you feel proud and worthy.
  22. 1 point
    This is Baba Ji's personal sevdar
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    Here is a another one listen from 2:30 onwards
  24. 1 point
    Giani ji talks about a Singh who completed 2 lakh japa of Brahm kavach. It may inspire someone so felt like sharing
  25. 1 point
    paapiman

    Panjabi Vocabulary Builder Thread

    ਲਾਗ - influence Bhul chuk maaf
  26. 1 point
    Sat1176

    Types of Sleep

    You can make effort on this side, but once the surti crosses over into deep sleep you are no longer in control. You will have to patiently wait for His grace, and it will happen when you least expect it.
  27. 1 point
    paapiman

    Panjabi Vocabulary Builder Thread

    ਧੁੰਮ - Widespread reputation Bhul chuk maaf
  28. 1 point
    paapiman

    The Divine Right to Rest

    In the katha below, Gyani Harbhajan Singh jee Dhudikey narrates an anecdote from the life of Prithu Raja from the Puranas (Hindu scriptures). Prithu raja decided that people should continue working at night. For this purpose, he made a chariot and launched it into space. This chariot used to shine like sun, during night time, ensuring people will continue working. Surya devta (Sun Demi-God) destroyed this chariot. Then, he made another bigger one. Please listen to the katha for more details. This tale will illustrate the importance of a basic human right mentioned in a Puran. Please start listening at 36:00 min: http://www.gurmatveechar.com/audios/Katha/02_Present_Day_Katha/Giani_Harbhajan_Singh_Dhudikey_(Vidyarthi_Sampardai_Bhindra)/Sri_Dasam_Guru_Granth_Sahib_Ji_Katha/10_Brahma_Avtar_Katha/Giani.Harbhajan.Singh.Dhudhikey.(Vidyarthi.Sampardai.Bhindra)--337.-.Brahma.Avtar.Katha.06.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  29. 1 point
    Soulfinder

    PARJAT AMRIT Tree

    The full audiobook is avilable if anyone wants to listen in punjabi http://sikhaudiobooks.com/audiobooks/anhad-shabad-dasam-duar.html
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    One of the most accurate explanations of western women. It pretty much nails the difference in behavior and psyche
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    She dresses like a warrior male
  32. 1 point
    Soulfinder

    Tips to increase Brain Power

    Very good find i will try to watch it.
  33. 1 point
    Good work bro. I have had a look at this translations first of this and can see one or two places where Bindra's efforts are not up scratch but in this case they do not deflect from the central message of the charitar. I will post up my own translation soon. On reflection of this, what we see a man pretending to be something he is not. He is a trader who boasts of bravery. Why would he feel the need to boast to his wife of bravery? Also the word "banik" means trader, i dont know why this has been translated as moneylender. I feel here that the trader is trying to prove his own worth to his wife. Obviously being a trader he will make a half-decent living so money would not be a problem for them (just like for the King and Queen) but there must be something there where the trader feels he has to make up tales about his bravery to keep the interest of his wife. She obviously knows her husband! She knows her husband is committing no acts of bravery and wishes to put him in his place. The woman devises and plan to test the mans claims shows him to be a weak man. But the translation mentions a tattoo even the the word "khodan" means to carve. I think here it means the woman left him with a visible scar rather than a tattoo as such as it mention that she has a knife with her. The act of taking his clothes off and being carved with a knife symbolises how he was humiliated and totally under the control of the woman, which symbolises the the orginal story.
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    Soulfinder

    Sampradas Contribution to the Panth

    Very good to see their efforts for the sikh kaum
  35. 1 point
    paapiman

    Importance of Katha

    A short clip on the significance of Katha for spiritual seekers. Bhul chuk maaf
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    Soulfinder

    PARJAT AMRIT Tree

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    Soulfinder

    Accepting the will of Almighty God

    Listen to the Baba Ji's veechar at 1:40 onwards
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    Soulfinder

    "prof" Inder "singh" Ghagga...

    Wah wah veer excellent find
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    Soulfinder

    Three Types of Taap (ਤਾਪ)

    Teenae Taap (three fevers) {Teenae taap nivaran hara} This phrase is used in Gurbani at many places. Read this page has a lot of information https://www.gurbani.org/articles/webart12.htm
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    paapiman

    Three Types of Taap (ਤਾਪ)

    Aadhi, Biaadhi and Upadhi are three types of Rog(Disease) too? Is that right? Thanks for the links. Bhul chuk maaf
  42. 1 point
    paapiman

    Bhanu Prakash Granth

    What is this Granth about? Who is the author? Bhul chuk maaf
  43. 1 point
    paapiman

    Dhandrianwala Vs Great Sikhs

    Dhandrianwala's Samagam at Sri Amritsar Sahib has been cancelled due to efforts of Sikh Jathebandis/Sampradas. More details to come later. Bhul chuk maaf
  44. 1 point
    Kaljug

    Chandi Di Var & Braham Kavach Maryada

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Is there a maximum to the number of Chandi di Vars one should recite each day? I have heard some people say that one should not read more than 5. For those of you who read Braham Kavach, do you recite all 32 in the morning? Is it possible to split them up during the day, e.g., half in morning with nitnem and half in the evening with rehras? Thanks, K.
  45. 1 point
    Have one for Nindak. There is a few on here who have earned that label.
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    Please listen to Sant Baba Makhan Singh jee Sato ki Gali wale (Head of Amritsari Taksaal) narrating the sakhi of a Mata jee's (who belonged to a so-called low caste) devotion. Please listen after 25:00 min: http://www.gurmatveechar.com/audios/Katha/02_Present_Day_Katha/Baba_Makhan_Singh_%28Sato_Kee_Gali_wale%29/Jap_Ji_Sahib_Katha/15--Baba.Makhan.Singh--Jap.Ji.Sahib.Viakhya.Part.15.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  47. 1 point
    I am NOT suggesting that one needs Dehghari Guru, actually I'm NOT suggesting anything, if you read Guru Granth Sahib Ji (WITHOUT THE history in mind), then it would be quite clear that Guru Ji HIMSELF (Sri Gruru Granth Sahib Ji) is talking about the necessity/need of Sants. Guru Gobind Singh Ji never said that Sants are not required. If a person really takes Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as his/her Guru, then he/she would be more looking for Sat-Sangat (company of the Truth - the ones who has already achieved something). In other words, if you're really a seeker and have taken Amrit to become Guru-Ka-Sikh, then isn't this a duty of student to listen to his/her Guru (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji)? These days, our thinking is: Take Amrit, do Paths and then declare that we have Guru and we don't need Sants. It's has become ritual for us and we never bothered to take a deep look into what Guru is saying. If a mere darshan of a real Sant can be beneficial (many references in Guru Granth Sahib Ji), then think about what would be achieved if we're able to serve Him? And here I'm talking about REAL Sants and not the ones who are in news for one reason or the other. Sant is - NOT the one who teach you - NOT the one who guide you - NOT the one who instructs you - NOT the one who gives you the meaning of Scripture(s) - NOT the mediator. The above mentioned ones could be Kathakars, excellent teachers, very high Spiritual state but NOT the Sants. Even though a Sant could do all the above but that is one of His techniques. Sant is - THE one who has come from the Dargah (Karak) to take the souls back home. - THE one who can produce many other Sants and give them any duty. - THE one which gives you an internal experience and then it is upto seeker to develop that. - THE one which gives us the Vivek budh using which we can try to see the real cause. i.e then we can look-within. self-introspection. e.g Once Arjun (excellent archer) heard about a old Saint who is known to be excellent archer even better than him. At that point of time, arjun already had all the education and training. So, arjun went to see him and requested him to teach him. The Sant said that I don't have anything to TEACH you, YOU already KNOW what is needed for the best archer. The Sant also mentioned that he has not taken the bor/arrow for the last many decades and the Sant asked arjun to go for a bath in river. Arjun and the Sant started walking towards a little pond; on the way they had to cross a very wek temporary rope bridge over the 2 mountains. The Sant asked arjun for his bow and arrow as he wanted to check if he remembered everything. The Sant walked on the rope bridge (which was moving side-to-side) and then stopped in the middle of the bridge to take the aim at one of the fruit hanging from the tree in the mountain. He hit the aim. Arjun was astonished at the Sant's feet. The Sant asked the arjun to try the same shot again from the bridge. It took arjun many minutes to just stabilize himself on the moving rope and he shot the arrow so badly that it didn't even hit the tree what to say about the fruit. Now, the Sant mentioned to arjun that arjun does have ALL THE KNOWLEDGE but still lacks the STABLENESS. In other words, Sant is The one which provides support to our Soul in this moving maya world. He gives us the spark which holds us stable and we need to develop that stableness further. HE cannot be found no matter how hard we try, no matter how hard we think, no matter how hard we do self-introspection, no matter how hard we look within. We cannot find the ONE which was never lost, HE IS here. BUT HE HIMSELF discloses HIMSELF when we've tried our best and eventually have Surrended......... [Karma, Surrender, Vivek]
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    waheguru waheguru wah wah Thanks sat veer, this video is amazing, great for future reference , i loved the part of doing dhyan of Guru Nanak Charan, and it takes 1-2 years to have the dhyan parpak in trikuti . Dhan Guru Nanak!!!
  49. 1 point
    Singh123456777

    I Had A Thought

    Im not upset upset with me dying.It was more of a shock cause I never really realized it before.For example I say "of course I'm gonna die" many times but i didn't really think about it hard.When I did I was shocked to realize that I have such a short time so I should start my Bhagti.What in my life did I accomplish spirituality wise?Im gonna die so soon then what would be my excuse to tell the dharam raja why I didn't do Bhagti in my lifetime.
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    Singh123456777

    I Had A Thought

    We should start doing Bhagti of akaal purkh cause in no time we are gone form this life.
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