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  1. On 30 April 1877 Britisher tried to put Harimandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on auction that got cancelled with the blessings of Guru Ramdas ji. Surprisingly this incident never been brought up by Sikhs since it was an act of Christians. Read full article. http://dailysikhupdates.com/british-built-gothic-tower-across-sri-darbar-sahib-1874/
  2. What you think about Harnek Naki of Radio Virsa
  3. my dear Sikh brother just please think why we are opposing namdhari baba thakur dalip singh just think is not it what he is saying is not it that true and is not it that he is doing something for sikh panth ? is not it he grow sikhs or we are just opposing without giving second thought we should re think.
  4. Namdhari sikh head Thakur Dalip singh had made a point with no artefacts from gurbani held at World Hindu Congress Summit Chicago to Oblige Hindu Community. If it is just a question of pleasing Hindus and RSS then Dalip singh wouldn’t have made a valid argument on stage that “Why the conference is not been conducted using just Hindi Language ?” Secondly, Dalip Singh Thakur requested with a question in front of RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat to suppress Hindutva and bring bhartiyatav. For making such a bold statements one need to be brave heart like Dalip Singh who earlier too made a reasonable point that Sikhs have independent identity and that should remain independent. It is only Dalip singh Thakur who speaks straightforward in front of Hindu community and brought reasonable statement to think about. Do we have someone and has guts to speak against any orthodox thinking ?
  5. Why and how Sikhi spread throught the world in old days? My topic means : how and why several crore people from many Asian regions, all religions and all ideologies became followers of Guru Nanak Dev ji i.e. Guru Nanak Nam Leva, who were later called Sikhs? What was chrishma in Him which attracted people inlarge numbers without modern techniques of communication? I did not agree with people who say “Guru Nanak was very intelligent, due to that people became his followers”, that is not possible. Because during that period and now a days there are several people who are very intelligent and very good orators but still people donot become their followers in large numbers. There must be something else, which is not evident. Pl tell us with detail. In this forum there is a thread “why sikhi failed to spread”, By amardeep in 2015, which is very educative and eye opener. After reading that i became interested in this forum. I hope members of this forum can throw light on this topic also. I request everybody to give us knowledge about this topic. Even in this period there are about 11crore Guru Nanak Leva people mostly in India, many of them cannot understand Hindi leave aside Punjabi. We must analise: with so much language barrier and hardships of communications , why and how they became followers Guru Nanak Dev ji in those days or later? After 500yrs still they are his devotee, why? How their devotion/attachment survived when there is no contact/preaching/support from Sikh clergy/SGPC etc? I know many hard core Sikhs or who are in power, who are in posession of main gurdwara and goolks and so called mainstrem Sikhs donot consider them as Sikhs but as per my opinion they are Sikhs. They are real real Sikhs devotees, true disciples of Guru Nanak Dev ji because they have devotion inside, which is real Sikhi. Because Sikhi is not with any particular uniform or dress code or even kes/hair are not neccessory element of Sikhi as per Gurubani, Sikhi is with devotion to Guru Nanak Dev ji. I request everybody to give us knowledge about this topic.
  6. Waheguru ji ka Khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh i was blessed with amrit almost a year ago, but since then i seem to have gone on a downwards scale mainly because of coming into a series of arguments about a month after taking amrit. After that time sikhi just hasnt been the same, i dont feel anything when doing simran anymore and the love for sikhi just isnt the same. For about 8 months now i've just been trying to get back on track and get back into sikhi properly but its been really hard. I try to spend much time reading bani, doing simran but it doesnt seem to do much effect. Right now feel like i've really dropped and in my mind increasingly im starting to have really bad thoughts when im in sangat or even out and about (mainly nindia). I dont know how to control these thoughts and i know that they're wrong and i shouldnt but i cant help it. after beant ardaasa to maharaj im now just hopeing that the sangat can give me some support and show me the way. I really wanna increase my prem for maharaj but i dont know what to do anymore. also i went to gurughar today and whilst listening to akand paath i picked up on this shabad: ਅਵਖਧ ਸਭੇ ਕੀਤਿਅਨੁ ਨਿੰਦਕ ਕਾ ਦਾਰੂ ਨਾਹਿ ॥ Avakhadhh Sabhae Keethian Nindhak Kaa Dhaaroo Naahi || All kinds of medicines may be prepared, but there is no cure for the slanderer. your answers will mean the world to me, thank you sangat ji?
  7. I just wanted to know if mushrooms r vegetarian:) I am a bit puzzled, any help will be appreciated. Thanks
  8. Can someone please provide info on Baba Maan Singh Ji? What is the controversy surrounding them and why? What do you all think of it? Thank you.
  9. so i know that basically hukam is the broader law of cosmos, everything comes under His will, so even if we have a free will it is 'within the larger Hukam'. but how do you explain destiny? gurbani keeps talking about the fact that gurmukhs have their lekhaa on their forehead, something akin to predestination, but doesn't that contradict free will? e.g. Page 10, Line 7ਜਿਨ ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਪਾਈ ਤਿਨ ਧੁਰਿ ਮਸਤਕਿ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਲਿਖਾਸਿ ॥जिन हरि जन सतिगुर संगति पाई तिन धुरि मसतकि लिखिआ लिखासि ॥Jin har jan saṯgur sangaṯ pā▫ī ṯin ḏẖur masṯak likẖi▫ā likẖās.Those humble servants of the Lord who have attained the Company of the True Guru, have such pre-ordained destiny inscribed on their foreheads.Guru Ram Das Page 45, Line 4ਤਿਸਹਿ ਪਰਾਪਤਿ ਰਤਨੁ ਹੋਇ ਜਿਸੁ ਮਸਤਕਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਭਾਗੁ ॥੩॥तिसहि परापति रतनु होइ जिसु मसतकि होवै भागु ॥३॥Ŧisėh parāpaṯ raṯan ho▫e jis masṯak hovai bẖāg. ||3||He alone receives the Jewel, upon whose forehead such wondrous destiny is written. ||3||Guru Arjan Dev Page 134, Line 7ਜੇਹਾ ਬੀਜੈ ਸੋ ਲੁਣੈ ਮਥੈ ਜੋ ਲਿਖਿਆਸੁ ॥जेहा बीजै सो लुणै मथै जो लिखिआसु ॥Jehā bījai so luṇai mathai jo likẖi▫ās.As you plant, so shall you harvest; your destiny is recorded on your forehead.Guru Arjan Dev etc etc
  10. **Taken from www.sabh13.com** Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio, A Sikh once approached Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj at Karamsar, Rara Sahib and asked Sant Ji, what must be done to acquire just one of the many 'Ridhiya Sidhiya' (spiritual powers). Sant Ji Maharaj with devotees Sant Ji answered that "One must do Seva (self-less service) in the Langar (free community kitchen for the congregation) for 40 days". The Sikh replied with "What? Are you sure? Is that it? That doesn't seem difficult!" However, Sant Ji replied "Hold on, listen to the full answer before you start making assumptions, one must do seva in the Langar, and consider all those that eat as though they were the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj." The Sikh replied, "How so?" Sant Ji explained, "When serving an individual, when picking up their dishes, when cleaning their dishes, you must do it with so much love and devotion as though, you were serving Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj" The Sikh accepted this and in his mind considered this task to not be so difficult. If one goes to Karamsar, Rara Sahib, even today the Sangat (congregation), eat Langar in the masses and it's not an exaggeration to say that they are 100-150 members of the Sangat eating at one time. Sant Ji gave a command to the Sevadaars (volunteers) at Rara Sahib to always have Langar ready for 200 members of sangat at all times. The Sikh began his Seva within the Langar and served the Sangat with as much devotion as possible. He began to closely observe how people were eating. He watched how people were spilling their drinks and food upon themselves and on the floor whilst eating (as per normal in most Langar's) and immediately began to get doubts in the bachan (holy words) of Sant Ji. In his mind he was saying "These are the people who Sant Ji considers Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj? They don't even know how to eat their food, let alone anything else!" However he remained quiet and didn't respond in the attempt to fulfil his hunger for spiritual powers. On the 8th day, a fellow Sikh was eating in the Langar and had an excessive amount of Rotiya (chappatti bread). The Sikh who was following the bachan of Sant Ji had not responded to any of the behaviour he had seen until now, until the fellow Sikh asked for yet another Roti. The Sikh got very angry and disgusted at the fact that this fellow Sikh had eaten so much already and was asking for more! He then replied in a rude manner "Look how much you've had to eat already, you don't need anymore!" Sant Ji was standing behind and began to laugh. "O Sikh, you've fallen already? It's only been 8 days! You've yet 32 days to go!" The Sikh realised his mistake and apologised to Sant Ji for not being able to follow their bachan. I'm sure reading these posts upon this blog, people will draw their own conclusions/morals and perhaps some people will learn more from this story then myself. However, in my humble opinion, I think the moral of this story is, that doing Seva is and especially regarding the Sangat as though they are Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj is a very hard task, which we sometimes take for granted. We will surely get kamaiee (spiritual wealth) for doing Seva, but we will get double kamaiee if we do Seva with love and devotion! Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj gave bachan after this whole episode, that doing seva in the Langar for 40 days, and considering everyone as though they are Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj is the equivalent to doing 12 years of bhagti (mediation)! Maharaj didn't say for no reason that ਖੰਨਿਅਹੁ ਤਿਖੀ ਵਾਲਹੁ ਨਿਕੀ ਏਤੁ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਜਾਣਾ || The path they take is sharper than a two-edged sword, and finer than a hair. The path of Sikhi and it's lifestyle is very hard to commit to! It's easy to wear a chola, to tie a dastar, however it's very difficult to do Naam, Baani and Seva. The closer one gets to the Guru, the more tests the Guru poses to test the love and devotion of his beloved Sikhs. As Sikhs of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj, it should be our daily Ardas, to pray that Maharaj blesses us with Sikhi, day in day out. Please forgive sevadaars, if we have made any mistakes whilst narrating this story. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
  11. What do the numbers like 108, 110, 111, etc. And "Karak" mean before a Sants name? As well what does 96 crori mean?
  12. 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.
  13. (ADMIN PLEASE LEAVE IN GENERAL SECTION FOR APRIL) EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!CLICK HERE LIMITED SPOTS!! 5th Annual Toronto Singhs Camp Wednesday, May 27th - Sunday, May 31st, 2015 Camp Kintail, Goderich, ON (BUS SERVICE PROVIDED WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th @ 5:30PM) PROMO VIDEO CLICK HERE FACEBOOK EVENT International Speakers Including: Bhai Manvir Singh UK Bhai Baljeet Singh UK (Sikh2Inspire) Bhai Simerneet Singh (Chicago) And ONE SURPRISE SPEAKER!! Need information about camp speakers, workshops, themes, topics and other activities? Follow one of our social media links below to stay up to date! Vaheguru ji ka khalsa, Vaheguru ji ki fateh! - Toronto Singhs Camp Sevadaars FOLLOW, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE BELOW!! Facebook: /torontosinghs Twitter: /SinghsCampTO Instagram: torontosinghscamp YouTube: /SinghsCampTOWebsite: www.singhscamp.ca
  14. My father-in-law passed in a tragic accident involving an 18-wheeler. He was dropping passenger(s) off at Newark airport when he slid on black ice from a previous sleet/snow storm. After the car came to a stop, my father in law checked on the passengers to make sure everyone was okay. After that he proceeded to exit the vehicle to put proper flags, caution lights, etc. out to warn any oncoming traffic. Keep in mind he lost control on an exit ramp leading to the airport. Within minutes, an 18-wheeler came barreling up and around the ramp. Losing control because of speed and other unknown reasons, the truck spun out of control. After the sheriffs arrived to the scene and began to check on everyone involved in the accident, they realized the driver (my father in law) was missing. An officer then went to investigate the surroundings in search of my Parminder. A bit later, he was discovered under the truck. He was covered in snow. After removing the snow, it was obvious he passed of blunt force trauma to the head, neck and body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. My father in law loved to give. He would give you the turban off of his head, the shirt off of his back or the very last dollar in his pocket. He was very involved in the Sikh community here in NYC and loved to make a difference. He loved everyone he met and never stopped laughing. He helped anyone and everyone he possibly could. Any and all support is and will be treasured. http://www.gofundme.com/SupportTheSinghs
  15. Gurudwara Chhota Hemkunt Sahib Begampura (Maharashtra) This Gurudwara is build in the lap of mountain. It is Approximately 30 Km away for Lonavala Hill Station (Maharashtra) This Gurudwara is build after carving & digging the mountain for almost 4 years and on 5 year Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Prakash was done with all respect. This Gurudwara is actually inside the mountain which you can very well see in the video.
  16. Sat Sri Akal , Panthak ekta layi 21 April 2014 , Monday nu Delhi vich Satguru Nanak Naam Leva conference kiti jaa rahi hai . Is conference vich saariyan sikh sampardavaan ate panth de mukhi ikatthe ho rahe hann. Sab ardaas karo ki sara Sikh Panth ikattha ho ke parfullit hove ate sara sansaar Sri Satguru Nanak Dev Ji nu shardha naal manne. Is website nu jinne vi padhan wale hann sab es conference di safalta layi ardaas karo ji.
  17. What is more painful, Jhatka or Halal from a scientific perspective?
  18. 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
  19. Out of interest, seeing the rise in the da'wah jihadis who vilify Sikh history to gain easy conversion points; what do purataan sources, both mughal and Sikh, tell us about the relationship between the 5th, Sixth Gurus and the Mughal emperors. Specifically if this could be a questionnaire, then: -What truly happened when Guru Arjan Dev Ji met Khusru? -Did the Guru have any rebellious intents? -What did Jahangir think of the Guru before executing him? -What was Chandu Shah's role in the matter? -What transpired in the meeting between Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji and Jahangir? -What led to the Guru being arrested/courting arrest? -What occurred that Shah Jahan and the Guru started measuring swords? -What was Jahangir and Shah Jahan's opinion on the sixth Guru?
  20. **OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT** BOSS Sikhi Camp 2013 HAS JUST 40 SPACES LEFT! So a call out to all potential Sikhi Campers, if you want to attend this year - now is the time to apply! We know the places will fill up fast so to guarantee your place go to www.sikhicamp.org, fill in the 2 minute application form, sit back and wait for the summer of awesomeness 2013! PS - spaces will be first come, first serve ONLY. Organisers will not be accepting bribes (no matter how good your cake baking skills are people!) —
  21. SIKHI CAMP 2013 Monday 26th – Saturday 31st August 2013 Watching the dust settle on your desk? Absentmindedly checking twitter? Staring out the window at yet another snowflake falling from the sky?? What you need is a SUMMER BREAK! The onset of spring brings with it another joy – planning out the glorious summer ahead. And what better way to end it then with BOSS CAMP 2013! Yes, it is back and better than ever of course ;-) Since the first Sikhi Camp in 1996, thousands of students and young people have enjoyed the experience of this unique Sikh retreat. Not convinced? Well, have you ever? · Wanted to learn more about your heritage but perhaps don’t know where to start… · Wanted a week away from the chachas, puas, maser’s and random pindus… · Wanted to understand what is said at your local Gurdwara but don’t understand Panjabi… · Wanted to connect with other likeminded people of your age but don’t know where to find them… · Wanted to volunteer but felt too intimidated by the Gurdwara aunties and uncles… · Wanted to learn more about Sikhi but felt judged going to a Gurdwara… If you’ve answered yes to any of these then SIKHI CAMP is definitely for you! Think: · 6 impressive days of Sun Sea and Sand*! (*we are not liable if the sun backs out of its agreement!) · 6 days of soul searching, side splitting laughter and exhilarating activities. · 6 days of connecting with likeminded people, understanding your roots and taking a break from it all. · 6 days to fill your mind with knowledge, hearts with love and bellies with fabulous food! · 6 days to discover who you are and understand how we are all connected. If you want to find out what all the fuss is about then head over to sikhicamp.org. You’ll find videos and photos from camps over the years, you can find out more details and most importantly you can apply online! (No Desi call centre, no fiddly forms to post in; just pure online magic!) But be quick – places are limited and always sell out quick. Camp cost is a bargainous £99. (All inclusive - 6 days of board at a picturesque location by the sea, activities, meals and transport from locations across the UK.) *£5 discount available to first time campers So don’t delay, apply today peeps! Join the Sikhi Camp Facebook page Check out the Official Sikhi Camp photos Follow updates on Twitter Sign up for emails here! (No spam - we promise!) Visit the Official Sikhi Camp Channel on YouTube Boss Youtube Channel
  22. There are some very strong passages in Bhangu's ithiaasic Granth. I was wondering if anyone had katha of it which can clarify some points for me. Thank you.
  23. khalsafatehjio. i am looking for mp3 downloads for the katha vichaar done by swami parmanand ji of giri. could anyone avail these, as i have come across a link on the net but it charges for an account for the downloads. khalsa lakhvir-singh
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