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  1. Oh I may have out this in the wrong place, i thought it was SGGS topics. Sorry!
  2. Hello, I'm back after being away for a while. I absolutely love this quote "So many Siddhas and Buddhas, so many Yogic masters. So many Goddesses of various kinds. So many demi-gods and demons, so many silent sages. So many oceans of jewels. So many ways of life, so many languages. So many dynasties of rulers. So many intuitive people, so many selfless servants. O Nanak, His limit has no limit!" It was really helpful to think of the teachings of the religions as but one gem in an ocean of jewels. Anyone have any suggestions of an audio version online of the SGGS in English?
  3. Hello! It's been a long while since I've been on here. I hope everyone is well. Last time I was on here I was a practing bahai, which lasted about six months. After leaving the bahais, I've studied kababalah and gnosticism. I have always really struggled with the labels of religion and my religious identity. My family is Christian. I discovered the teachings of hermeticism, which is a 3rd century or so philosphy from Alexandria, which was a very diverse spirtual center at the time. It tells the myth of Hermes Trismegistus (the thrice great Hermes) who was a prophet, perhaps the same
  4. Hello! I really enjoyed our conversations here ealier. So much so it caused a crisis of faith. Bahais believe in the unity of religions and that God has spoken thru messengers. Yet they don't count the Sikh Gurus as one of them. I think that you can ever put God is a box. His revelation appears where and when He wants it to. He is more generous than we can comprehend. So I'm not primarily identifying as Baha'i anymore. I realised i have a deep desire to not reject the faith of anyone and not to deny God's presence in many places it can be found. I guess I'll become a Unitari
  5. On Sunday I'm visiting a Gurudwara! I'm very excited. I let them know I was coming. Is there anything I need to know beyond common courtesy (dress nicely with dress shirt and tie, turn off my phone and don't disrupt during the service, say thank you, etc)?
  6. Literally, what is the Name or Names of the Lord? I'm very interested in the mysticism of the names of God. Islam has 99 names, Zorastorianism has a simmilar list. Kabbalah also deals in depth with Divine Names. I have started a practice of chanting divine names during all of my prayers. Any resources of the Divine Name in Sikhism? Btw... My morning and evening prayers these days is a Hebrew prayer followed by reading an Ang of the SGGS followed by chantinng divine names in Arabic. Thanks.
  7. ਸੰਤਾ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਰਹੈ ਜਪਿ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Santhaa Sangath Mil Rehai Jap Raam Naam Sukh Paae ||1|| Rehaao || Remain united with the Society of the Saints; chant the Name of the Lord, and find peace. Ang 31
  8. Thanks! I'm very interested in the mystical and esoteric intrepration of scripture. I'll try to share some of that stuff as I come across it.
  9. This is wonderful! Thank you for this wisdom. I'm might not agree 100% either my Baha'i community or my Christain family church but it's nice to feel I can embrace the essential truths in these faiths. I think the SGGS and Sikh teachings more fully enable this.
  10. I can see the wisdom in maintaining a cautious mystery about the percise nature of the Guru. The teachings in Baha'i are purposefully ambiguous here too. To me, it makes the most sense, to think of Divine Revelation as an emanation which in Platonism is derived from God but is not God Himself, like the rays from the Sun. This is the Logos or the Word in the Christain gospel. It is also the Torah which is seen as preexisting the world by some Jews. It is the Message of the Quran and it is the Spirit that speaks thru the Baha'i messengers and the Sikh Gurus. Knowing the Guru/Torah/Word
  11. In the Christain Gospel, Matthew 27:51-53 "At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split 52 and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.53 They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and[e] went into the holy city and appeared to many people." There is a Baha'i intrepration that the tearing of the curtain to the Holy of Holies and the busting open of the tombs is symbolic of Jesus' teachings that reveal the essential, holy truth of Judaism. Jesus, for example, stress
  12. I've replaced my obligatory reading of Baha'i texts with the SGGS. I definitely agree.
  13. This deserves it's own thread. I hope you will discuss this further.
  14. I hope we can discuss (rather than necessarily debate) in greater detail the theology of the nature of Sikh Gurus and the parallels with Baha'i Divine Manifestations. It's come up several times already in my posts. I started to try to write an essay about the nature of Divine Messengers but it quickly became very wordy and went in circles. It's difficult to put into percise words such a profound topic. "The Palace of the Lord God is so beautiful. Within it, there are gems, rubies, pearls and flawless diamonds. A fortress of gold surrounds this Source of Nectar. How can I climb up to
  15. I'm an occupational therapist. I work in a nursing home with the elderly. I also have two boys ages 3 and 6, a job in itself.
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