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  1. Yes, but not only that, but wasting time showing off, riding around in big cars blaring bhangra out. Obsessing about materialistic things and your caste whilst being blind to the panth being attacked. Being too scared to confront authority but trying to act like big men. All the dikhaavaah stuff apnay get up too. Petty one-upmanship between each other and ignoring what outsiders are doing like an ostrich.
  2. No need to thank me veera. I'm just posting a link. It's really good to see the younger generation being proactive like this. We should all note how these guys aren't doing the usual small minded bull5hit apnay get up to.
  3. This one might be very handy for back home given what I'm seeing in that Udta Punjab film....... Plus pendus can make this stuff pretty easily. Cannabis-derived compound CBD could be used to treat HEROIN addiction by reducing addictsโ€™ cravings for the illegal drug Researchers in New York tested the effects of CBD on 42 former heroin addicts They found the cannabis-based medicine reduced their stress and anxiety If it works, using CBD, which is easy to buy, could save the lives of opiate addicts https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7053387/Cannabis-chemical-CBD-save-lives-heroin-addicts-reducing-cravings.html
  4. Saw a bit of it. Was wondering if it was worth watching the rest. Too many songs for me.
  5. Anyone seen this? What did you think?
  6. Look I'm not trying to be rude or question your faith, but honestly, personally I don't think using Gurbani like some magic spell to obtain certain material objectives is a good idea. Because I think this is only going to make people feel disheartened if Waheguru decides that this is not what they need right now. I hope this makes sense and you don't take any offence.
  7. The diet above had changed very little up to my parents time. Interesting. Also note how by going to work without eating breakfast the people were actually doing what we call 'intermittent fasting' today - which is all the rage with people who train.
  8. It's very impressive and Singhs seemed to have improved at it over time too. I was refreshing myself on the Jagjit Singh's Sikh Revolution book and came across this:
  9. Maybe don't rely on others like that to strengthen your faith? Have your own experiences for that. Otherwise you may be in danger of depending on mere mortals for your faith. Plus some people are okay with sharing experiences like this, but some people like to keep them private and personal (between the Guru and them).
  10. This chariter is really interesting. First thing: that 'erotica' label goray applied to CP doesn't apply here at all. It seems to speak of being careful of what you say in relation to your environment. So it alludes to social awareness and tact. The weaver repeatedly suffers for comments he innocently makes in various situations. He kills the lion by share fluke, and his attempt to get more money from the raja (for this) backfires when he is promoted to a military commander. Then, in a comical twist he falls into the well trying to run away from the battle he was supposed to lead and the turmoil of this causes havoc in the enemies rank which debilitates their ability to attack the raja. This one is very comical in that the weaver is rewarded for his 'bravery' despite being portrayed as a complete coward. It reminds me of old Laurel and Hardy type humour. Unexpected consequences of actions seems to be an overarching theme here too. The chariter goes beyond deceit/illusion in sexual encounters, and moves onto other ways people can be under misapprehensions. Here the king rewards someone who is arguably undeserving due to a misrepresentation of the truth. The panicked reaction of the enemy army upon hearing of the impending arrival of the 'lion-slayer' may allude to potential military strategies and how enemy armies can be psychologically influenced by fearsome reputations. I've been reading a book about Bhagat Kabir's literary legacy recently too. Interesting to note the julaha character in this chariter. We might want to note how various common characters who aren't royalty have been used in the chariters - like we've had a few examples of Juts being used and now this Julaha. CP does (interestingly) weave about in all levels of society.
  11. Notice how this is all inter-Muslim war. In 1743, Nader Shah declared war on the Ottoman Empire. He demanded the surrender of Baghdad. The Iranians had captured Baghdad in 1623 and Mosul in 1624, but the Ottomans had recaptured Mosul in 1625 and Bagdad in 1638. The Treaty of Zuhab in 1639 between the Ottoman Empire and the Safavid Empire had resulted in peace for 85 years. After the fall of the Safavid Dynasty, Russia and the Ottoman Empire agreed to divide the northwest and the Caspian region of Iran, but with the advent of Nader Shah, the Russians and the Turks withdrew from the region. Nader Shah waged war against the Ottomans from 1730 to 1736 but it ended with a stalemate. Nader Shah afterwards turned east and declared war on the Moghul Empire and invaded India, in order to refund his wars against the Ottomans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaigns_of_Nader_Shah
  12. Good point. So looking at it more broadly and going back to your original question. It looks like Nadir Shah (a Persian) was funding his own wars (especially with Ottoman Turks) by looting the Moghuls. Singhs followed the invading army's movements from a far. But note how they were able to plan the raids for the loot in quite a precise way. They anticipated the caravan passing over a river, and then released a bunch of logs at the correct time to sabotage the boat bridges used by NS, separating the loot from the main section of the army. Using streams/canals to transport logs from one town/village to another was still common in my granddad's time. They then attacked the caravan and carried off the loot. Note how this might have differed from the usual dhai-phat movement because it involved actual hand-to-hand contact with the guards of the loot (unless they managed to pick them all off from a distance. I imagine the loot to be placed on bullock carts, mules etc. So they had to be careful when retreating because these things would have slowed them down. It's quite a precise set of coordinated actions, and risky too - that needed to have been done extremely quickly. Singhs are showing some serious efficiency here. Also, the fact that Abdali Shah (Nadir's successor?) came back to loot Moghuls too afterwards maybe indicates that the Moghuls still had a lot of wealth despite Nadir's attacks?
  13. That's the quality of the copy I got. It might be clearer in the original which you can find here. Try downloading that? The editing by BVS is subtle but highly significant. https://www.scribd.com/document/50691250/Bhai-Vir-Singh-s-editing-of-Panth-Prakash-by-Dr-Harinder-Singh-Chopra-Dr-Surjit-Hans According to the article above BVS started the trend of being ashamed of such things? It was obviously a reaction to gora propaganda, which may have made some people ashamed of certain aspects of the past. This is ridiculous really, because no one has really been bigger thieves than the english in this respect. (Regarding the freeing captives), I don't know, but I guess we'll find out. For now we can say that the fact Bhangu doesn't mention it is very interesting.
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