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  1. It's Sant Baba Harnaam Singh jee Rampurkherewale sis. Sant Baba MahaHarnaam Singh jee Buchonwale is a different Mahapurakh. He was the Spiritual master of Sant Baba Nand Singh jee Kaleranwale. JFYI Bhul chuk maaf
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  2. wjkk wjkf One of the ways to figure out if a person is a Mahapurakh or not, is to ask him/her to Ardas (for Naam daan) for you. After that, if you start noticing that your mind is able to focus more on Naam Simran, Gurbani. Katha, Kirtan, etc, then that is a good sign that person (who did Ardas for you) is a Mahapurakh. Bhul chuk maaf
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  3. Thanks, was late last night, must have been half asleep not to recognise dasam bani. So it shows that pannay from Dasam Granth were considered important enough for them to be inscribed on weaponry given to Sikh royalty. Also, the concept of degh tegh with its implication of the protection and sustenance of the poor was a foremost consideration and may well help explain why Sikhs (by all contemporary accounts including european ones), seemed so happy and content in M. Ranjit Singh's kingdom.
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  4. I got the first half of the inscription: Degh tegh jug mai doe challaay Was wondering exactly what the second half says? Is that a Gugga or a Rarra and a khanna? @chatanga1 Any ideas bro?
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  5. http://sttm.co/s/8309/89245 ਦੇਗ ਤੇਗ ਜਗ ਮੈ ਦੋਊ ਚਲੈ ॥ dheg teg jag mai dhouoo chalai || Let the cauldron and Sword (for the keep and protection of the lowly) ever flourish through me. ਰਾਖੁ ਆਪਿ ਮੁਹਿ ਅਉਰ ਨ ਦਲੈ ॥੪੩੬॥ raakh aap muh aaur na dhalai ||436|| Keep me under your protection so that none, other than You, should be able to kill.436.
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  6. Great post. A total lifestyle change is whats needed.
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  7. Any updates Sajjan? Do start!
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  8. The most important thing I've learned is to avoid the company of those who still indulge in intoxicants no matter for whatever reason. Let them curse and mock you,you carry on ,find new friends,if none available pick up a new hobby. Get a habit of exercising,that helps alot. Do your nitnem and simran daily,as much as you can,when you can.Try watching Bhai Simranjeet Tohana on youtube,has a channel Waheguru Waheguru,posts highly informative vids that teach simran. A tip,when having strong urges to drink etc,try to take the money that you plan to buy the bottle with,and give it to
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  9. Welcome Manav Jee, we must bear in our mind that, all souls are just as equal same rays from the One Light/Sun. According to where those rays fall upon(bodies), we say someone is a sikh, a hindu, a muslim or a christian. But when we go within, we all have that same refulgence, light of His Jot. Gurbani says: Sabh meh Jot, Jot hae soee. His Light permates in all as souls, and He Himself is the source of Supreme light. So, it does not matter if one is a sikh, a hindu or be it anyone, yet if one concentrates and goes within by His grace, we will all hear the same sounds i
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  10. wjkk wjkf Try listening to Waheguru Kirtan to start-off. That might help. Bhul chuk maaf
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  11. I don't think so bhai ji, I just think things that people ignored and covered up (for a long time) are now being exposed. I think that is a good thing myself.
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  12. Bhen ji thats terrible that you have had a hand injury hope you get better soon. Thats a really good step you have described as thats the best way as its not easy to concentrate but you will get there one day.
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  14. WGJKK WGJKFF I am not sure. But I have had a few experiences like these. I haven't done any naam simran actively. But, I have heard some kirtan of lord krishna once when I was half awake and half asleep. Also, I heard some random songs that are not here. Sometimes in my dreams I have been aware that I was dreaming. Plus, I am a hindu by religion but I strongly resonate with sikhi. I have started doing meditation now, but I am not sure what should I do to follow the path of spirituality in the right way? I would appreciate help from you guys,
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  15. Yes, after 12 am is Amritvela. Yes, for sure Obstacles are good sign in spiritual journey. That means your bad karams are working out plus kaal/kalyug/maya/ are trying to distract you from psth. Its good sign. Keep at it. Stay relaxed dont tense
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  16. I've been reading this blog lately. I find it really interesting, partially because it appears that the writer grew up in the same generation as me in the U.K., but also because of the broad, (very pertinent!) discussion taking place. I read a book of selected translations of bani by the author (as well as Christopher Shackle) many years ago, which I thought was refreshing. The way the author (in the blog) juxtapositions and compares experiences of racism in the US (where he now resides and works as a teacher), and deep rooted inequalities in India makes it a compelling read. Check it ou
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  17. These contemporary images show the uniform of the Sikh infantry as described in the above extract (for those interested):
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  18. We don't. It's as simple as that. The Panj being male is not to insinuate any such thing that you are saying. If you still insist on your method of reasoning, others will ask why there are no females writings in Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Then they can also claim that the Guru's only spoke of equality but didn't practice it. Where does that leave you personally? Deg is given to 5 Singhs, so one would expect them not to be drunks.
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  19. Very good example for other to follow, I am going through stressful time and would try to start something similar. May be initial target of 1100 would be good!
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  20. ] Nice description.
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  21. When one cries while listening Gurbani, it is a sign of His grace and also it means that the Amrit of Gurbani has pierced the hardened stone of our mind and filled us with true love for Him. And when truly loves someone, then only does one feel cry and feel the agony of being away from the beloved. I have heard mahapurukhs say that, there is no such perfect cleanser for our soul/mind as crying for our beloved Waheguru. Not even yeras of bandagee is compared to a moment of vichoraa from our Beloved. Our cries shake Him even, who then comes running to us and embrace us, though we
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  22. There's a serious problem with lack of crop diversity there. The economy seems stagnant. Something like cannabis could easily create new revenues. Or start growing opium to turn into heroin and then throw the packets over the border to give them to55ers a taste of their own medicine. lol!
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  23. The title is so wrong, the only inconsistencies are in our mind. Admin please change title if you agree.
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  24. Outside of potential health benefits, Panjab would do well to jump on this for the economic potential/benefits, no?
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  25. Bhen ji thats a truly amazing experience especially as dass is a big premi of Baba Harnaam Singh Ji Rampurkhera Wale and Baba Jawala Singh Ji Harkowale.
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  26. Only once it happened that I spent one night in spiritual divine jaap , neither i was asleep nor awake, neither I was dreaming nor thinking, don't know what was going on that night, very peaceful night and the next morning. I feel very blessed that night. That week i was reading Baba MahaHarnaam Singh Ji's biography 'Se Kanahiye' in the evenings and felt the magic. I was japping naam in the free time and completely lost reading the book, listening to gurbani in the car and had that magical experience.
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  27. First of all from our side it is almost impossible to recognize a true saint. Have a look at our Guru Sahiban, where even some of their family members did not recognize them as such, or even Bhagats of highest order like Kabir Sahib, Christ, where people torture them whether verbally or physically. It is usually whomsoever they want to get hold of their hand, can recognize and accept them. in that respect the Bani says that those people are wadbhagee. Bhoolay marg jinay bataaya aisa Gur wadbhagee paaya. Then too with much difficulties, doubts will assail them until they g
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  28. injured my hand, so resting at home and good time to start spiritual timetable. Today trying to spend time reading spiritual books, listening to Waheguru Waheguru Channel etc. to concentrate mind but it seems like bit hard doing Gurmantar malas. Trying to push myself to kick start, beginning is the most difficult.
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  29. Vaheguru Ji ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji ki Fateh! 'Soulfinder' and 'WaheguruDaGulam' veerji, thank you for your replies. I live in Delhi, India. I have recently started exploring Sikhi (4-5 months) and I don't know any particular rehitvaan gursikhs near me. Before the recent lockdown in Delhi due to rising covid cases, me and my father used to go to Gurudwara Nanak Piao Sahib every week to attend a weekly Samagam. Some AKJ gursikhs also used to come but otherwise, I don't know much about it. My Mamaji (Father's maternal uncle) knows many AKJ gursikhs and he often does Kirtan at AKJ Samaga
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  30. So had a quick question, maybe someone knows about this? My father's friend, who is a Sikh involved with the Udaasi panth, says there was a sakhi I believe with Guru Angad Dev Ji. This was when a person had died and a fellow Sikh read Japji Sahib over this dead body and this came back to life. They say there was a extra pauri in Japji Sahib which was originally included in Guru Nanak Dev Jis version however it was taken out by the 2nd guru to make sure such a act doesn't happen again. The Udaasis know of this pauri. Would anyone be aware of such a thing? If so, would you know what th
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  31. Dhan Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji Maharaj, May 12.
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  32. Have you read the Guru Granth Sahib Ji from beginning to end friend?
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  33. amardeep

    Shaheed Singhs

    Gurfateh I came across this online: Katha Shaheed Singhs ਇਕ ਦਿਨ ਕਲਗੀਧਰ ਥਿਰੇ, ਸਿਦਕੀ ਸਿਖ ਤੀਰਾ । One day Kalgidhar [Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji] was sitting with his faithful [Sidhki] Sikhs. ਮੁਹਕਮ ਸਿੰਘ ਅਰ ਦਯਾ ਸਿੰਘ, ਹਿੰਮਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਧੀਰਾ । [Piara] Mohkam Singh, [Piara] Daya Singh and the content [Piara] Himmat Singh were also present panja pyareya chon, bhai daya singh ji, bhai mohkam singh ji te bhai himmat singh ji vi hajuri vich san ਇੱਤ੍ਯਾਦਿਕ ਕਰ ਜੋਰਿ ਕੈ, ਅਸ ਗਿਰਾ ਬਖਾਨੀ । At that moment all three of them folded their hands and made the following supplication, oh
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  34. I'm adding this contemporary British account to this thread because it seems to support Giani Gian Singh's account of the weaponry and armory of Sikhs during Sikh raj:
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  35. @Jageera Veer ji, would love to hear how your recovery/life/spiritual journey is going? My experience has been that relapse (fortunately and unfortunately) has been part of the journey and has humbled me again and again just enough so that I may be ready again to ‘give myself completely’ to play that game of love our dear Guru ji speaks off (“Jio tho prem kiln ka chao.... “ ) . I’m just Sharing my experience here, not saying I that it is will be the same for others. My experience is that of the last 10 years after being introduced to recovery (through drug and alcohol treatment centr
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  36. Waheguru Ji First week update Day 1-898 Jaaps Day 2-760 Jaaps Day 3-895 Jaaps Day 4-650 Jaaps Day 5-940 Jaaps Day 6-755 Jaaps Day 7-665 Jaaps Total: 5,563 Jaaps completed 119,437 left to do First week is done. Still trying to get the mind to sit and listen to the Mantar as that's the goal. You need to keep the Mantar going all the time and have your guard up to make any progress or else thoughts will slowly creep back in and you will be back in the mind state as it was when you begain the jaap. You need to do massive amount of Jaap to still the mind
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  37. Antargat is better but if you can't do it start with baikhri. By the time you get to the end you'll probably be antargat.
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  38. Your mistaking it. The 14 realms/worlds as stated are the 14 plains of existence in the material world. These are divided into 3 - the higher (spiritual), the intermediate (self-explanatory) and the lower totally material.. so there are 14 of which each are part of the 3 divisions. The universe is spherical in shape and contain all of these. Aboding Above all and inside all is the creator is WAHEGURU.
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  39. Hopefully Maharaj does kirpa and get it done from me.
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  40. Great achievement. Keep it up. Try it again, if you think your body/mind can handle it. Bhul chuk maaf
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  41. Suraj Prakash
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  42. 1) Lighting ghee in a brass holder, with a pure cotton wick is best. It releases energy into the atmosphere that is conducive to focus. Ideal placement of the lamp is within 18 inches of the nose (which isn't always practical). 2) One should not be concerned about who or what comes. It is very easy to get caught up in divine energies - even shaheeds. Some saints get caught in discourse with these souls, and it prevents them from progress. Keep focus on the goal.
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  43. Yes, interesting. I have read articles written 90 years ago (by an Akali) which refer to Suraj-Vansia Khalsa Panth. I have also heard old Dhadi songs using this term in pride. There is no doubting the Hindu-phobia - Niranjanas stance is quite correct - we need to preserve and use our heritage to advantage (this requires calm and cunning/strategy) rather than pull the cheap shiny tulwars out everytime someone mentions something that doesn't fit into their little box world.
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  44. fal=phal=fruit Doing this jaap will bring great reward.
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  45. I've heard (from some other chardi kala gursikh) that the jot is lit to attract shaheed singhs who purify the atmosphere. One other note on the 40 day maryada. You should maintain a certain level of consistency with it. Always do it in the same room. Do it the same way throughout as you did when you began it. you can do it sitting, lying down etc. but say this in your ardass when you start it. "Guru ji, I'm going to do simran sitting in a chair, and sometimes sitting on the ground as well."etc. So basically, my understanding is that you're limited in your actions to what you did in the f
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  46. mehtab

    Tears in my Eyes

    WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH Baba Nand Singh ji once said that if u cry in Guru Nanak's vichhora, those tears clear out the filth of your mind.
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  47. K4ur

    Tears in my Eyes

    You know when u cry... your soul is so hungry to be with God - that is all its desire... and when your soul is so strong in the love of God (when u listen and sing open heartledly and let the sounds in) your soul is crying in infinate praise for Them.
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