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  1. http://www.sikhnet.com/Siri-Guru-Granth-Sahib-English-Audios I would like to share with you something exciting to me which I hope will be for you as well. For the last 10 years, SikhNet has been coordinating a project to create the first complete audio recording of Siri Guru Granth Sahib read IN ENGLISH. (Read the Mr. SikhNet blog post from 10 years ago). The idea was to have a complete audio recording (like an Akhand Path) that people can listen to in their home, office, car, etc. We wanted it to be something beautiful that could be played all the time. So as part of the recording, we have added soothing nature sounds and other background music to add to the mood. This complete recording of the English translation of Siri Guru Granth Sahib is over 92 HOURS long and is available NOW! Siri Guru Granth Sahib Audios in English Radio Channel Gurbani Media Center On Demand Also Available on: Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gurubani.activity Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/app/gurbani-media-center/id487763229 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0pR1EA5OjhXEAxZfanLPsx iTunes: https://books.apple.com/audiobook/siri-guru-granth-sahib-complete-sikh-scriptures-read/id1466676553 Google Play https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Sikhnet_Siri_Guru_Granth_Sahib?id=AQAAAEAsYgQiOM Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Siri-Guru-Granth-Sahib-Scriptures/dp/B07SPF53BS/
  2. Heard this katha track which should be shared for anyone who gets this problem. ਜੇ ਸੀਤਲਾ ਮਾਤਾ ਨਿਕਲ ਆਵੇ ਤਾਂ ਕਿਹੜਾ ਜਾਪੁ ਕਰਨਾ | SHABAD FOR SEETLA MATA | Giani Thakur Singh
  3. What you think about Harnek Naki of Radio Virsa
  4. Trying to Sidh a Jaap/Mantar can be very dangerous at times. Daas talked to a Gurmukh (who is of a good avastha) about Gurbani Mantar Sidhi. He mentioned about a person, who became mentally ill, while trying to sidh a Mantar. He had to be cuffed. His head was massaged and he was made to sleep for a long time. After all this, he became better, but did not completely recover from it. From his experience (he is close to 50), in most cases, where people have tried to Sidh a Mantar, it has resulted in a negative impact on the person. One might wonder, how come Gurbani is having a negative impact on a person? The answer is simple. It is not Gurbani, which is at fault, but the limitation of the human body. An ordinary human's body is incapable of absorbing the immense energy released by Gurbani. For example, a person like me cannot maintain the same diet as that of a professional weight lifter. Due to their profession, they are able to digest large quantities of food, which is impossible for a regular person. Similarly, Brahamgyanis/Advanced Spiritual beings can absorb the power of Gurbani, which would be difficult for a normal person/Jagayasu/Spiritual beginner. How does one gain Mantar Sidhi? Jaap of the mantar is done on a daily basis (at specific times) Jaap has to be done with full concentration and love The Mantars should be pronounced correctly Strict hygiene protocols (body and surroundings) have to be followed No type of sexual activity can be performed, during the entire time frame For some Jaaps, one has to face a specific direction Water has to be kept nearby Other specific acts/protocols as mentioned in the Granths There is a big difference in doing an "x" amount of recitations of a Jaap in the above prescribed way, as opposed to doing it otherwise (spreading it out in a day, facing any direction, changing locations, etc). Jaaps, which are done for any worldly desires should be fine. Examples Jaap for a job Jaap to find a suitable life partner Jaap for wealth/health, etc Gurbani Mantar Sidhi (in some cases) must be performed under the supervision of an Ustad (Teacher), who has already acquired the Sidhi. It could be also be done under a Brahamgyani. Daas would like to thank @mrhsinghk, as he was the one who gave me an insight into this very pertinent matter via pm. Thanks Paaji. Bhul chuk maaf
  5. check out this video!
  6. The universality of one and all as per the Sri Akal-Ustat. Inscribed by Akali-Nihung Guru Gobind Singh Ji as a profound analyzation of the divine theatre, the Sri Akal-Ustat is a Bani housed in the Sri Dasam Granth which provides a spiritual perception of unity and oneness. Despite his martial and regal status, Akali-Nihung Guru Gobind Singh was foremost a divine soul and subsequently viewed creation as an extrapolation of one divine master. The latter is evident from an incident, during his battles with Aurangzeb, where captains of his forces detained and presented a Sikh named Kanihyaa before him. When he queried as to Kanihyaa's crime, he was briefed that the latter was tending to Khalsa military personnel as well as Mughals thus prolonging the war through his pseudo-humanitarian efforts. Turning to the accused the Guru requested a defence from him, and Kanihyaa in all humility replied that in both Khalsa and Muslims alike he perceived the divine radiance of the Guru; thus he was assisting none other than his master. Historians record that the Guru is said to have cried with laughter at this tenure and embraced Kanihyaa, citing that the latter truly had grasped the fundamentals of reality and transcended the superficial norms of creation itself! Eastern mystics have evidenced that the lay cause of misery is the mind. The mind cannot be categorised as being a physical organ, but an accepted element which exists. The mind is essentially what processes varied perceptions to birth individuality and experience, it is a subtle psychological battery which consumes an individual's environment to birth unique traits. Plausibly the greatest exegesis of the mind's dichotomous nature emerges from the Bhagvad Gita, a Vedic tome which records the Athenian spirituality of Krishna, a demi-deity who fell during the bloody battle of Kurukshetra. Remonstrating with an apathetic Arjuna, who refuses to combat his own kin, Krishna spells out for him the pre-requisite of obtaining a spiritually illuminated Guru who can assist in imprisoning the mind. 'The mind if controlled is the greatest ally, but if left unchained evolves into the ultimate foe.' (1) In Sri Akal-Ustat Akali-Nihung Guru Gobind Singh Ji transcends this philosophy and instead depicts a mind which has been fully re-moulded, and a spiritually illumined being has garnered a fresh perspective on his leaden surroundings. Such was Kanihyaa's perspective. A master of prose, Akali-Nihung Guru Gobind Singh Ji's signature style of medium yet effective statements pre-dominate the Sri Akal-Ustat. It follows the parallel principles of Sri Jaap Sahib which can be summarised via the following stanza: 'Despite being a singular being, thou appear as being many parenting innumerable forms. After indulging in this play of creation, thou will be single and the same again.' (2) The Supreme Lord Akal is above any divisions and senses. He is male, female yet neither. For him time is not an obstacle as he is not bound by it's demarcations. Time itself is a signature child of the human mind, the created entity. It can be devised as encapsulating three perpetual stages of existence. The past, the present and the future. The Khalsa ethos lays extreme emphasis upon the present which is the principle birthing point of the future. Whilst attempting any contemplation or meditative activity the mind wavers between the past and the future, it adopts events and re-structures them to psychologically effect the contemplative personality. Subsequently an individual is left feeling that his spiritual efforts warrant no merit. Yet as the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji declares, one must become a gardener to subdue the time-travelling mind. As a gardener the human being should plant the seed of contemplation and of residing in the present in his/her respective mind. 'Kabeer plant the seeds of such a plant, which shall bear fruit throughout the twelve months.' (3) Such a plant of contemplation earnestly brings results throughout the year, and perpetually ensconces an individual in the divine presence. Kabeer further provides a supporting statement in evidence of his figurative citation, 'let sincere faith be your genuflection in prayer, and let the conquering of your mind be your supreme objective.' (4) Essaying the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Bhai Gurdass judiciously concludes that, 'the lord always moves in the present and never ignores contemporary situations and incidents.' (5) To provide an essence of all these spiritual gems, and pay tribute to both the lord and his suppliants, Akali-Nihung Guru Gobind Singh Ji manifested the Akal-Ustat. Commencing with an ode to the singularity and dominance of the lord, Akal he commences to describe the latter's residence in his own creation. Arising above the conflicts of both Hindus and Muslims, he repeatedly states 'at times thou cry out loud for the Islamic prayers, and at times though observes great secrecy in reciting the Hindu mantras.' (6) The lord here is not confined to any one religious notion, nor does the Guru favour one faith above the other. His intent is to demonstrate how the lord via his own divine will manifests at times as a Hindu and at times as a Muslim. The latter notion even today is taboo for both faiths who spearhead campaigns for their own respective growths and vilify the other. But the lord is not only confined to residence in mankind alone, he also permeates nature as well. 'At times adopting the guise of a flower thou is righteously puffed up, whereas at times becoming a black bee thou is inebriated with the flower.' (7) Even in the predator and prey, flower and insect, mountain and river the lord manifests himself. Thus there is no element which is devoid of his presence. Essaying the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Akali-Nihung Guru Gobind Singh Ji adopts various quotes from the latter canon in his spiritual treatise. When the mind is restricted, when it is controlled, perception reaches such a state that duality becomes extinct for it. The Guru Granth Sahib Ji propounds 'no one is intelligent, and no one is foolish. Your will determines all and everything.' (8) Adopting the educational parameters present in the latter quote, Akali-Nihung Guru Gobind Singh Ji inscribes 'Oh lord! Somewhere you become conscious, somewhere you become careless and thou sleepest unconsciously.' (9) Acknowledging the societal gap prevalent between different castes and classes, the Guru unites each faction in a single whole via declaring 'Somewhere you become a beggar and beg for alms. Yet somewhere you become a Supreme Donor and bestow the beggar with wealth.' (10) Simultaneously the Guru Granth Sahib Ji says,'some are givers and some are beggars. This is all your wondrous theatre.' (11) It was this divine perspective which Bhai Kanhiyaa possessed and which penultimately granted him liberation, thus the Sikh should foster such divinity in his mind for liberation. Sources: (1) The Bhagvad Gita. (2) Jaap Sahib, pg. 14, Sri Dasam Granth. (3) Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, pg. 1376. (4) ibid, pg. 84. (5) Bhai Gurdas Vaars, Vaar 18, Pauri 21. (6) Sri Akal-Ustat, Sri Dasam Granth. (7) ibid, pg. 96. (8) Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, pg. 98. (9) Sri Akal Ustat, Sri Dasam Granth, pg. 36. (10) ibid, pg. 36. (11) Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, pg. 11. http://tisarpanth.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/the-righteous-perception.html?view=timeslide
  7. Waheguruji ka Khalsa Waheguruji ki Fateh. Please help me make this video go viral, I think its a really good way of presenting Gurbani and getting people to listen to Kirtan. Its so easy to listen to over and over again. Enjoy yourselves and please share it as well. Waheguruji. Waheguruji ka Khalsa Waheguruji ki Fateh Ji.
  8. Someone on this forum had asked - "Where in the Guru Granth Sahib does it say kesh is a requirement for being a Sikh?" Both in SDGSJ (Sri Dasam Granth Sahib jee) and SSGSJ (Sri Sarabloh Granth Sahib jee), Kesh has been mentioned as a requirement for a Sikh. There might be a tuk in SSGGSJ (Guru Granth Sahib) regarding it too. If someone knows about it, please do let us know. For a Sikh, Gurbani from all three Granths, is on the same level. 1. SSGSJ (Sri Sarabloh Granth Sahib jee) Quote ਧਰਮ ਪੰਥ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਪ੍ਰਚੁਰ-ਭਯੋ, ਸਤਿ ਸ਼ਿਵੰ ਪੁਨਯ ਰੂਪ ਜਏ ॥The manifestation of Panth Khalsa's Dharam [was created], they are the form of truth, liberation and purity. ਕਛ, ਕੇਸ, ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨਨ ਮੁਦ੍ਰਿਤ, ਗੁਰ ਭਗਤਾ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਭਏ॥੫॥ Kach, Kesh, and Kirpan – these three signs made followers of the Guru the servants [also] of the Lord Unquote [1] [1] - http://sarbattkhalsa.weebly.com/kes-is-kakkar-not-keski.html 2. SDGSJ (Sri Dasam Granth Sahib jee) Quote (Singh 123456777) Nishan-e-Sikhi ast in Panj har kaf Hargiz na bashad azin panj muaf Kara, Karad, Kacha, Kanga bi dan, Bina kesh kes hech ast jumla nishan Unquote The translation of the above is as follows (correct me if I am wrong): “ The following five K’s are the mark of Sikhi. These five can never be parted from the body. Kara, Kirpan, Kashera, Kangha, recognise these as four of them. The fifth is Kesh, without which the other four are useless. “ [1] Bhul chuk maaf
  9. Any recommended dictionaries or books for learning the Arths of Gurbani? Any methods to learn the meanings of Gurbani or books and strategies to increase vocabulary?
  10. Please listen to Gyani Kulwant Singh jee, explaining the reason why people doubt Gurbani. Please start listening after 06:00 min: http://gianikulwantsingh.com/audio/RehraasSahib/012%20THAL%20VICH%20TIN%20VASTU.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  11. Please listen to Gyani Kulwant Singh jee. Someone came to Gyani jee and asked that he is not experiencing Anand. Gyani jee explains the reason. Please start listening after 34:00 min: http://www.gianikulwantsingh.com/audio/RehraasSahib/011%20ANAND%20SAHIB.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  12. Please listen to Gyani Kulwant Singh jee talking about Sikh philosophy. Please start listening after 22:20 min: http://www.gianikulwantsingh.com/audio/RehraasSahib/012%20THAL%20VICH%20TIN%20VASTU.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  13. Please listen to Gyani Kulwant Singh jee, clarifying an arth of a verse in Sri Chaupai Sahib jee. Please start listening after 39:50 min: http://www.gianikulwantsingh.com/audio/RehraasSahib/010%20CHAUPAI%20SAHIB.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  14. Please listen to Gyani Thakur Singh jee. Please start listening from 02:00 min: http://www.gurbaniupdesh.org/multimedia/04-Katha/13-Giani%20Thakur%20Singh%20Ji%20%28Patiala%20Wale%29/Katha%20Sri%20Guru%20Granth%20Sahib%20Ji/CD12%28Ang1026-1190%29/0957-Ang-1043-Pankti-17.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  15. Please listen to Sant Baba Makhan Singh jee (Head of Amrtisari Taksaal) talking about Mangals in Gurbani. Please listen after 10:00 min: http://www.gurmatveechar.com/audios/Katha/02_Present_Day_Katha/Baba_Makhan_Singh_%28Sato_Kee_Gali_wale%29/Jap_Ji_Sahib_Katha/03--Baba.Makhan.Singh--Jap.Ji.Sahib.Viakhya.Part.03.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  16. Please listen to Gyani Thakur Singh jee. He explains why Gurbani should be repeated. Please listen after 7:30 min: http://www.gurbaniupdesh.org/multimedia/04-Katha/13-Giani%20Thakur%20Singh%20Ji%20%28Patiala%20Wale%29/Katha%20Sri%20Guru%20Granth%20Sahib%20Ji/CD11%28Ang0886-1024%29/0906-Ang-0960-Pankti-14.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  17. Does anyone have any information about Chand Svaarankar's Guru Mehima? Are Any of the of works of Guru Gobind Singh's poets available? With the exceptions Bhai Nand Lal Goya, Bhai Jeevan Singh Ji, Bhai Gurdas Singh, and Kavi Senapat? The Panjab Digital Library doesn't give any details whatsoever about the books and manuscripts they digitize. I read Piara Singh's book, but it only contains a few quotes and stanzas and he doesn't give any reference.
  18. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. I was reading quite a few articles and books in regards to Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Jee and I've discovered a few facts and I have a few theories about Sri Dasam Patshah's Granth. If one were to inspect the various Versions of Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Jee ( SGPC version, Bhai Randhir Singh Version, Hazoor Sahib Version, Anandpur Sahib Version, and so on) we'd find quite a lot of discrepancies and consistency in Birs when compared to each other. As we all know, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib was with strenuous effort, compiled by Bhai Mani Singh Ji, who had managed to gather as much of Dasam Patshah Jee's Bani as he possibly could into his Bir. This what I've noticed so far from my reading: 1) We discovered Banis which aren't to be found in Bhai Mani Singh's Bir. 2) many texts are ascribed to Jaan-O-Dil-Raa-Raah Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Jee which don't seem to match Guru Sahib's more prominent texts, which has caused people to doubt some of these Banis and consider them as the work of other writers. For example: Asfotak Kabit, Sahansar Sukhmana, Naam Shastar Mala Mantar, etc. 3) We'd find that some of Guru Sahib's Bani is outside of any version of Sri Dasam Granth Sahib, such as Sarbloh Prakash. 4) We also find that some Banis are incomplete (portions are missing). For example: Shastar Naam Mala Granth/Puran, Akal Ustat, and Gyan Prabodh. Bhai Mani Singh couldn't gather every Bani of Guru Sahib, but he did make an attempt, which was fruitful. Baba Gurbakash Singh Jee and Baba Binod Singh Jee also prepared their very own Birs, Followed by many other Gursikhs of the 1700s. This could explain why the Birs are inconsistent and have dissimilarities in content. Many of the writers must have found Banis ( which were not in the first Bir) and then added them into their own Sarroops. Others copied those Sarroops and produced their own. Some of the texts might have been of the Hazoori Gursikh Kavis and they were also added to Birs by writers thinking that they were Dasam Patshah's. Also, Some Pothis were left undiscovered and thus weren't added into any Bir of Dasam Granth Sahib, such as Sarbloh Prakash. I've noticed how many books containing the writings of Darbari Kavis are slowly going out of print and then out of Shelves. Would it be permissible to combine Sarbloh Prakash, Hazoori Darbari Kavis' Bani, and Sri Dasam Granth Sahib into one Bir? It could be HUGE, but that depends on the size of the letters and papers.
  19. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. CyberSangat ji (I hope that's appropriate to say), I'm kind of new to this site, and I came here mainly because of the load of questions I had. A few of them are about the 'Khalsa Rehatnama', found in the Gutkas issued by Baba Santa Singh ji of the Buddha Dal. I find It to be quite strange. It had portions from Bhai Nand Lal Singh Ji's Bani (his Rehatnama and Tankhanama in specific), a portion from a Gurbilas, Suraj Prakash (I think) and a few other select paurdees (stanzas) from other Rehatnamas and Granths. Why is it like that? Who Compiled the 'Khalsa Rehatnama' of the Buddha Dal? Why are only a select few paurdees in the Buddha Dal's Rehatnama? Also, I know a Akhand Kirtani Jatha Singh and he reads a 'Khalsa Rehatnama' which is a compilation of like 6-7 different Rehatnamas and shabads from Sarbloh Granth and Sri Dasam Patshahi Ki Granth during Amritvela after Nitnem, he has them written down in a few papers. I have never heard of, known of, or seen a Singhni or Singh do that. Is it like an AKJ version of the 'Khalsa Rehatnama' or something? I haven't even seen Akj Singhs or singhnis do something like that. I do paath of a few Rehatnamas, but I don't understand why the Buddha Dal's 'Khalsa Rehatnama' is so short and cut up.
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  21. On 8th March, world celebrates women's day. Sikh faith was among the first major world religions to imply that women were equals to men. Guru Nanak proclaimed the equality of men and women and all Guru Sahiban allowed women to take full part in all the activities of Sikh worship and practice. So kyo manda aahikye, jit jamhe rajaan|| Read in Punjabi - http://on.fb.me/191nOwJ
  22. Complete Japji Sahib Santhiya | Vyakaran | Grammer https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwakOQS9VUsYaGV1JgDrGMb87-u_Cd5Jp
  23. I have a few questions regarding Gurbani i.e. specifically the Bani of the Bhagats or Bhagat Bani. 1.) As per Gurbani who is a Bhagat and who is a Guru? 2.) How do both inter-relate? 3.) Was Bhagat Bani edited by the Gurus? If so how and why?
  24. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh we have an iOS Gutka App. https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/gutka/id475780489?mt=8 We want to update the app and add Banis in Hindi. If you have any souce of getting files in PDF format, please message us at info@cvpstudios.com Thanks, Sonu Chatha
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