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  1. Thanks. It was late at night when I posted that in my fatigued state.
  2. Of the Panj Pyare, only Bhai Daya Singh was born in Punjab and hence a Punjabi. Bhai Dharam Singh was born in Hastinapur, Bhai Mokham Singh was from Gujarat, Bhai Himmat Singh was from Orissa and Bhai Sahib Singh was from Bidar. All five took Amrit as equals.
  3. False as usual: http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Allah it’s mentioned 30 times in Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
  4. It is sad when others will dissuade someone from taking amrit. It should be seen as a positive step forwards but it disheartens me when it is seen as a “backwards” step. I would recommend living as a gursikh lifestyle as close as possible. Keep the five kakkars, wake up at amrit vela. It will prepare you better for the time you take amrit. I would normally say ignore others but it is your husband and he should be supportive.
  5. Practice. Massive amounts of practice. At one point in my life where I was reciting Japji Sahib ten times daily, I could recite Japji Sahib in about four minutes. Neither tongue nor throat moved. It was pure thought. I was told abhiyaasi Gursikhs could recite Japji Sahib in 2 minutes and I was trying to emulate them. Sadly I could never achieve it.
  6. I too get anger after visiting the Gurdwara and doing my paath or simran there. Like little things would suddenly really tick me off. I couldn’t understand why. Mental exhaustion/fatigue seems a reasonable explanation- it’d be the same after a long day at work. I don’t experience it at home and this thread has also made me realise it doesn’t happen everytime I visit Guru’s ghar. Turns out that when I’m doing simran or paath at home, or at the Gurdwara during weekdays, I’m completely quiet and chilled afterwards as though I’ve just woken from a deep sleep. But when I do simran on sundays, I have to block out the noise of the sangat, the ragi and kirtan, or the granthi reciting bani.
  7. I was once able to do Japji Sahib in about four mins back when I was a teenager. My mind would race through. I tried to get into the habit of 10 japji sahibs daily as per Baba Nand Singh Ji. This is how I did paath daily. At university, I encountered a bhai sahib who was doing katha in English and said how Guru Ji only hears the paath we do if we do it with full concentration and we can hear it ourselves internally. After that, I would spend 20-30 mins doing just one japji sahib but concentrating on it as best as I could.
  8. Personally I have found it much more difficult to bani whilst doing other things. Unless the task in handle is simple or repetitive and doesn't require much attention, I end up forgetting where I am in the paat and have to stop and restart from the last bit I remember. Hence a quiet time is easier. I have tried experimenting with reciting Bani whilst say the TV is on so I can try and concentrate my mind more. I have a feeling that it will become very important to be able to recite Bani whilst there is the danger and sound of war in the background.
  9. Fateh Ji. Posted this on SS but didn't get a reply. I heard about Dasve which is the tenth day after a new moon. This day holds some kind of significance to do with Shaheed Singhs but I don't know what. Does anyone else have any more information? Fateh.
  10. Sorry to bring up an old thread but I've just read this book. Only about 40 or so pages into it but already I get the feeling of the difference between Sikhs then and Sikhs now. Before, I used to think of Sikhs at the time as Lions compared to modern house cats. Now, I think of them as like Sabre-Toothed Tigers, far more ferocious and vicious than anything that walk the Earth now.
  11. Agreed - why Malkit Singh? "Rajvinder Singh Kandola for services to disadvantaged people and to diversity. " These are the kind of people who should be recognised.
  12. People who wish to kill themselves by drowning do so by tying something heavy to themselves. The human mind's instinct and will to survive is strong. When a person is under water, they become hypoxic (low on oxygen). Instinct mechanisms kick in for the person to try to escape, regardless of the futility of it. It's like trying to kill yourself by trying to strangle your self with your bare hands. Very difficult to do. What I'd like to know is whether this desire, this will to survive is part of the ego under the control of the panj chor?
  13. Attachment isn't just to objects, wealth etc but also to people. When we know someone, we are connected to them in some way. For close relatives, this connection is stronger. You become used to the way your life mingles with that of theirs and when they die, you feel that "missing". When I first went to uni, my mother felt that the house was empty, that it had lost something. Even she missed me. Why should she not? I had been part of her life for eighteen years. Death is seen as a sad occasion. You are meant to feel sad for the loss of of someone's family member. I have seen people die and feel almost nothing. I feel for the end of that person's life but very little for the family. When someone is old, you are in some way prepared but when someone dies young, it is unexpected and abrupt. As for "bhramdristi" - I do not believe so. When a mother loses her child and sees him/her everywhere, it is more of a coping mechanism, trying to believe that the child is still alive rather than deal with the cold hard fact that the child is dead.
  14. Baba Mihan Singh Ji. My parents got married at Nanaksar Taath in Sihar, nr Ludhiana. Weddings I've been to have been at Nanaksar Gurdwara in Foleshill, Coventry.
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