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  1. Why have puratan sampradas abandoned these maryadas? Gyani ji is reading from a granth, have any of the puratan samprada done complete analysis of these texts to see if they are authentic or not. Also, all maryadas mentioned in Puratan granths should be compiled into a separate granth so we can have all the maryadas in one place.
  2. Can someone give a short summary in English? Also can someone post the article on here, without going to the link, so it doesn't disappear. https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/31391227_1924906210875507_4889953680458932124_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=313085cdc76809f916299798a9422d72&oe=5BE3456D
  3. What is the oldest recorded katha or keertan we have in audio or video? It will be great if we can make a collection of these.
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    Panjabi Vocabulary Builder Thread

    Does anyone know what these two words mean, came across them in Puratan texts. They both are medical problems. The spelling might be wrong. Kunsee/kansee Nazlaa
  5. Came across a YouTube channel that has great videos on deep subject of Simran
  6. Does the pavan have to be balanced in order for the mind to be stilled or can the mind be stilled without balanced pavan.
  7. Very interesting website that contains original documents translated into english having to do with Aurangzeb's rule. Most of them about demolishing temples. A great tool for researching this period. http://www.aurangzeb.info/?m=1
  8. Haven't seen the recent post section on this forum in a while, what happened?
  9. This tuk from Gurbani is teaching to do Simran at Amritvela and after the sun has risen then read Gurbani. Don't most people read Gurbani at Amritvela, when we are suppose to be doing Simran? ਮਃ ੪ ॥ Fourth Mehl: ਗੁਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਜੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਅਖਾਏ ਸੁ ਭਲਕੇ ਉਠਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥ One who calls himself a Sikh of the Guru, the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord's Name. ਉਦਮੁ ਕਰੇ ਭਲਕੇ ਪਰਭਾਤੀ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਕਰੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਰਿ ਨਾਵੈ ॥ Upon arising early in the morning, he is to bathe, and cleanse himself in the pool of nectar. ਉਪਦੇਸਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਜਪੁ ਜਾਪੈ ਸਭਿ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਪਾਪ ਦੋਖ ਲਹਿ ਜਾਵੈ ॥ Following the Instructions of the Guru, he is to chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. All sins, misdeeds and negativity shall be erased. ਫਿਰਿ ਚੜੈ ਦਿਵਸੁ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਗਾਵੈ ਬਹਦਿਆ ਉਠਦਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥ Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; whether sitting down or standing up, he is to meditate on the Lord's Name. ਜੋ ਸਾਸਿ ਗਿਰਾਸਿ ਧਿਆਏ ਮੇਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਸੋ ਗੁਰਸਿਖੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਮਨਿ ਭਾਵੈ ॥ One who meditates on my Lord, Har, Har, with every breath and every morsel of food - that GurSikh becomes pleasing to the Guru's Mind. ਜਿਸ ਨੋ ਦਇਆਲੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਮੇਰਾ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਗੁਰੂ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਸੁਣਾਵੈ ॥ That person, unto whom my Lord and Master is kind and compassionate - upon that GurSikh, the Guru's Teachings are bestowed. ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਧੂੜਿ ਮੰਗੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਕੀ ਜੋ ਆਪਿ ਜਪੈ ਅਵਰਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਵੈ ॥੨॥ Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of that GurSikh, who himself chants the Naam, and inspires others to chant it. ||2||
  10. But is it likely that every Sikh had knowledge of raag and owned expensive string musical instruments? When the Gurbani tuk says Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; That's referring to reading Gurbani, since simran is to be done before reading Gurbani to build concentration
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    kaam Lust

    A Buddhist monk gives the answer
  12. Faridkot wala teeka ਫਿਰਿ ਚੜੈ ਦਿਵਸੁ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਗਾਵੈ ਬਹਦਿਆ ਉਠਦਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥ Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; whether sitting down or standing up, he is to meditate on the Lord's Name. ਫਿਰ ਦਿਨ ਚੜੇ ਗੁਰੋਂ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਪੜੇ ਵਾ ਸੁਰ ਤਾਲ ਮੈ ਗਾਯਨ ਕਰੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਵੇਲੇ ਜਾਪ ਕਰਨੇ ਕਾ ਭਾਵ ਏਹ ਤਿਸ ਕਾਲ ਮੈ ਇਕਾਗਰ ਮਨ ਹੋਤਾ ਹੈ ਬਾਣੀ ਕਾ ਪਾਠ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਇਕਾਗਰਤਾ ਔਰ ਬਿਉਹਾਰ ਕਰਤਿਆਂ ਭੀ ਹੋ ਜਾਤਾ ਹੈ ਪਰੰਤੂ ਧਿਆਨ ਜਾਪ ਬਿਉਹਾਰ ਕਾਲ ਮੈ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋਤਾ॥ ❀ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਨ: ਜਬ ਬਾਣੀ ਕਾ ਪਾਠ ਕਰ ਚੁਕੇ ਤਬ ਕਿਆ ਕਰੇ? ॥ਉੱਤ੍ਰ॥ ਬੈਠਤਿਆਂ ਉਠਤਿਆਂ ਸੁਭਾਵਕ ਹੀ ਹਰੀ ਕਾ ਨਾਮ ਉਚਾਰਨ ਕਰਤਾ ਰਹੇ॥
  13. http://www.gurukhoj.com/eBooks/SBNS eBook 06 Guide to SC.pdf Quotations from the Book: Ego is a big hindrance that does not allow our spiritual level to rise high. A person on the path of Spirituality falls when ‘I’ or ‘my’ comes into him. Guru Sahib Ji repeatedly cautions a Sikh to escape from this danger and also emphasises on the need to efface this ego. According to Bhai Gurdass Ji, a person only qualifies to be called a Gursikh if he lives his life above the pitfall of ego. The mind has become like a wild boar which repeatedly goes to other people’s farmland. Even if you try to stop it , it still continues to wander. The mind has cultivated a similar habit; it does not stay at its center and wanders around aimlessly. Wise farmers solve the problem of the wild boar by tying a wooden restraint on its neck and because of this, the wild boar is unable to poke its mouth here and there. In this same way, Sadh Sangat teaches us to put the restraint of Guru Sahib Ji’s Shabad to the mind. Bowing in reverence, offering of flowers, fruits etc - these are external gifts and presents and these are just the beginning rituals and practises. However, the real gift is to focus within ourselves. This understanding comes only after much spiritual practise. Real spiritual consciousness (and understanding) comes only when the mind starts to internally mark spiritual attendance in Guru Sahib Ji’s Court. It is only then that the veil of ego will be broken. To embrace Guru Maharaj Ji’s Path of Salvation, it is not conditional that a person must be without sin from the time of birth. This Path gives equal opportunity to the sinner as well as to the virtuous. In fact, it is even possible that the realisation of his sins may make a sinner humble and thus achieve the Path of Salvation quickly. On the other hand, a person of good virtues may remain entrapped in his ego and thus remain deprived of Salvation.
  14. Anymore info on this toopic, I know the British appointed a caretaker.
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    Death of the Nihangs

    Does anyone know how many people are Nihangs or how many in each Dal and how many dals.
  16. Another gurdwara has been demolished in Pakistan https://sikhsiyasat.net/2017/08/28/building-gurdwara-sahib-demolished-thoha-khalsa-village-near-rawalpindi-pakistan/
  17. Lahore’s historical gurdwara now a Muslim shrine The well of blood Gurdwara ‘Lal Khoohi’ (the well of blood) was built at the spot where Guru Arjan Dev was kept in confinement. The site housed the haveli (mansion) of Chandu Shah,the diwan of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, who had developed hatred for the Guru after he rejected the marriage proposal of the Emperor's daughter with the Guru’s son, Hargobind. The Guru is believed to havespent his last days here, drinking from the well. In1927, the SGPC took charge of the gurdwara. Vishav Bharti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 13 A historical gurdwara in Lahore has been turned into a Muslim shrine, according to a recent article by Islamabad-based anthropologist Haroon Khalid. Gurdwara ‘Lal Khoohi’ (well of blood), built at the spot where Guru Arjan Dev was kept in confinement, has now become ‘Haq Char Yaar’. Khalid, known for documenting the historical and cultural heritage of Pakistan, said this was yet another instance of a place of worship belonging to a minority community being appropriated by the dominant Muslim population. Khalid, who has written books on Pakistan’s minorities, said the fifth Sikh Guru was also tortured at this place. “The story goes that this site housed the haveli (mansion) of Chandu Shah, the diwan of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, who had developed hatred for the Guru after he rejected the marriage proposal of Chandu Shah’s daughter with the Guru’s son, Hargobind,” he said. As per Khalid, “The Guru is believed to have spent his last days here, drinking from the well. That’s how it came to be called ‘Lal Khoohi’.” Prof JS Grewal, a chronicler of Sikh history and former director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, confirmed that the reference to the fifth Guru’s confinement at Chandu Shah’s haveli was found in Sikh texts. Lahore-based Majid Sheikh, a journalist and a writer who has extensively written on Lahore’s history and is now doing PhD on ‘Ancient history of Punjab’ at Cambridge University, said, “This place has nothing to do with Islam. There seems to be no limit to our ignorance.” The gurdwara was initially very small, but Sikhs purchased the adjoining houses and built a bigger building. In 1927, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) took charge of it. Talking to The Tribune, Haroon said most of the places of worship belonging to the minorities in Pakistan were in a bad condition. Most of them have been taken over by Partition refugees and transformed into houses. “Over the years, these buildings have lost their architectural heritage. However, there are a handful of gurdwaras and temples that the Pakistan Government looks after. These are the places which Sikh and Hindu pilgrims are allowed to visit,” he said. http://www.tribuneindia.com/mobi/news/punjab/lahore-s-historical-gurdwara-now-a-muslim-shrine/251494.html
  18. Vaheguru Ji Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha and Prof. Gurmukh Singh of Singh Sabha Movement together did a teeka on entire Guru Granth Sahib Ji in 1884 it was in two volumes. Does anyone have more information?
  19. Has anyone heard of this granth Das guru jot parkash granth by sunder singh Any information will be great. Which year it was written and if available online.
  20. Heard about it in suraj parkash katha, where gyani ji mentions that this granth is the one where its written Satguru Nanak Ji did parikarma of mool manter written on paper during his wedding.
  21. Any information on baba ji like which sampardi they belong to and which gurdwara they do sewa at? This shows them doing katha but cant find any more info. https://youtu.be/dBIU2E6Biz0
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    Unrest at Sri Nankana Sahib

    Its been happening for a long time, a quick search on the internet will shock you Terrorist Attack Feared After 300 Years Old Sikh Gurdwara Reopened in Pakistan After 73 Years Gurdwara Biba Singh | Courtesy: Facebook page of Save Historical Places of Pakistan PESHAWAR, Pakistan—A Gurdwara in Jogiwada area of Peshawar (Pakistan) was reopened after 73 years on April 27. Gurdwara Sahib is believed to be over 300 years old. It was closed down in 1940 as most of the Sikh families living in the area had to relocate. Local Sikhs of Jogiwada had been struggling legally for reopening the Gurdwara since 2012. Peshawar area where the Gurdwara is situated is Taliban dominated. Taliban has strict policies towards the minorities, and is staunchly against religious places of non-Muslims. Sardar Gurpal Singh, a prominent Sikh living in the area told Sikh24 that the security of the visiting devotees is necessary as the Gurdwara will be on target of Taliban and other terrorist organizations in the area. He informed that currently a Police cop has been deployed outside Gurdwara Sahib. A book-seller adjacent to the Gurdwara premises said that the locals have been in fear of a terrorist attack ever since the Gurdwara reopened. He said that a girls’ school falls in the neighbourhood of the Gurdwara Sahib, so if any mishappening occurs, it could lead to huge damage of lives. According to CIA reports, minorities form 3.6 % of total population of Pakistan. Sikhs are often targeted by the terrorist organizations such as Taliban for obtaining ransoms. Since the Gurdwara was uninhabited for over six decades, its walls and inner dome have been damaged following several earthquakes. But the main building built in 1708 has survived. www.sikh24.com/2016/04/28/terrorist-attack-feared-after-300-years-old-sikh-gurdwara-reopened-in-pakistan-after-73-years/
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    Sikh relics and collections

    Sikh history through sikh state coins