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  1. What's your theory? How does the GOI benefit in allowing one Sikh to unite the whole Panth? To motivate a whole new (and old) generation into sikhi and positive political activity? To create an intelligent generation who will continue to uncover the rubbish treatment of Sikhs and Punjab since India's azaadi, to request justice for historical and continuing attrocities against Sikhs...? What would be strange, is if after years of allowing open communication with his sister and a few other 'aware' individuals (as they saw him as harmless), if they all of a sudden removed opportunity for c
  2. Sehaj-dhari... Slow adopter. What do they eventually aim to adopt? Dasmesh Pita gave open invite to all Sikh Sangat to attend 1699 Vasakhi. His aim, to replace charan amrit with Khande de pahul. The spirituality of keeping kesh and taking amrit for a Sikh is simple, the mysticism lies in pleasing the Master of both world, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. We keep kesh as they are our Gur-Pitas moar (stamp/identity) and we his children carry his identity. Next - baana by it self is not complete, there must also be baani. The tuks shared re outward appearance are relevant to hypocrites in
  3. Paap certainly does engulf most, to different levels. No one group is exempted, religious or not. Very few diamonds truely encompass the asleeyat of dharma into their jeevans. Tanti does indeed mean stringed, so this includes amongst others: Taus Dilruba Saranda Sarangi Taanpura (although this a drone, rather than saaj per se) Rabaab Sarod Veena Sitaar Taarshanai etc The above vary between bowed open and bowed fretted, and strings played with fingers. Bhaansari (flute) and harmonium are 'vaaja' basically saaj which use air. Tabla, jori, dholak, dholki, pakavaj, nagara e
  4. http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Star-musician-pound-64-000-scams/story-14218989-detail/story.html The story of the export business makes sense now. The judge sums it up perfectly, what a waste of talent. He seems to forget though in giving advice that he should continue his music career, that in both Hindustani classical and kirtan, one's reputation precedes them. I've been out the music scene for a couple of years so thanks for sharing the info. Will adjust my future advice accordingly.
  5. Being a Namdhari alone does not alone qualify one to be good at kirtan, this is an incorrect stereotype. As there are many mainstream or jathebanday kirtani, who are not highly qualified, same is true for Namdhari. The real Namdhari Talent is in Bhaini Sahib, Punjab. In the UK there are around 5-6 worldclass musicians, the best being Bhai Surjit Singh (Sarangi), others being Bhai Kiranpaal Singh (Santoor) and Bhai Ranbir Singh (Taus). Chatanga, does Ranbir Singh still teach Taus/Dilruba at Wednesfield (last I heard he was starting up an export business or something)? If so, Bhenji,
  6. "I wonder if there is some guide to the different types of pull ups and what muscles they work? i.e. The wider ones with hands over the bar, the ones with the hands together under the bar etc.?" I've been told they tell you all the science in their DVD, you can also get a hoodie and t-shirt for inspiration :-) http://www.barstarzz.com/store I personally think Mallakhamb is better, it is much more difficult and develops many wrestling/grappling muscles and movements. It also works the legs, something which these guys totally omit. Only problem is getting a cheap Tescos version of
  7. Lol no, I'm very normal. I don't have the inclination in my life to use precious time for the purpose of 'body sculpture'. Although I respect the dedication these guys have, that is all (bar exercises) most of them have, on a good note they are at least taking people away from crime and giving them something positive to focus on. Plus they are now creating training DVDs, natural supplements and starting to get employed as trainers. Good luck to them. Most people can achieve an amazing body, but in order to do so, that needs to be singular focus and passion in your life. IMHO better to i
  8. The famous 'Bar-Tenders'. The original guys from NYC are amazing, I have friends who have trained with them. The original Bartenders developed their resistence training system in Prison when the guards didn't let them out their cells and eliminated their access to the gyms. The original guys and present hardcore Bartenders developed amazing strength and muscular defintion without supplements/steriods or any form of weight training!
  9. Just passing by. Not here to argue meat - for or against, just wanted to clear up some 'facts'. Irrelevant of what personal opinion on meat consumption (or any other subject) is, we should always strive to present facts honestly and in a balanced fashion: "The closest cousin of Humans ,Chimpanzee hunt and eat meat". Chimps are just 1 of 7 members of the great ape family, with humans at the apex. The Chimp/Human theory is just one of many (there are other explanations as to why genetics are similar), but there are other valid theories which show humans are actually more close
  10. Hahaha... the not so 'publicly known' side of the popularly perceived 'subservient' Punjabi house Wife!
  11. Shardaayi - Gurmeet Kaur from Sikhnet This cools you down and powers your brain. It also provides all the essential amino acids. For 4 servings: 1/2 cup of nuts (Almonds and/or Pistachios) 1/2 cup of seeds (Sunflower, Pumpkin and/or Melon) A tablespoon of Poppy Seeds A teaspoon of fennel seeds (if you like the flavour) A pinch of Saffron A few black peppercorns A pinch of cardamom seeds (discard the pods first) Water for desired thickness Sugar or Honey for desired sweetness Shardaayi can stay in the refrigerator for a couple of days. In
  12. Read and contemplate the quoted part of the surah, it couldn't be more clear. The word has only been highlighted so you could see where the concept of fanaa arises from in the Quran. If you do a little research, you will find that there are Sufi texts which date back before the influence of India. Surely Rumi Sahib is also one such example. I don't expect you to accept this, it's more for the benefit of the spectators. I pray Parmatma is keeping you in good health :-)
  13. "Sufi ideas like fanaa only entered islam much later through muslim scholars coming into contact with Indic philosophy - there is certainly no such thing in the quran." Ar Rahmân Surah 55. The Beneficent, The Mercy Giving 55:26 All that is on earth will perish: Kullu man AAalayha fanin 55:27 But will abide (for ever) the Face of thy Lord,- full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour. Wayabqa wajhu rabbika thooaljalali waal-ikrami Amardeep, your head seems to have a strange infatuation with brick walls :-) Here is something to soothe the pain: http://folkp
  14. http://www.sikhnet.com/news/varinder-singh-world-s-first-vegetarian-super-body-builder
  15. "I would go as far to say that one can't be a good warrior in the battfield without bhagti, the two go hand in hand." Don't confuse being a good person with being a good warrior. History is replete with unsavoury characters who were fearless and victorious on the battlefield. It's not the outcome that matters, but the reason. Shaheedi is what inspires future generations, it is this that is the real victory. Being heavily involved in martial arts, I can confidently say that the most fearsome, brave and skilled Masters I have met.... are from Bhagats...!
  16. "Personally I find questions of religious identity interesting but of limited relevance. That supreme Braham is singular and has always been a truth that has existed and has been realised as per Gurbani". :-)
  17. Karai have been long around a lot longer than Sikhi. In some rare Gujrati Akharas which still practice Vajra Mushti, there is a big history of using various styles of dangerous iron bracelets as weapons whilst engaging in grappling. If one looks at old paintings of Nihang Singhs, its very clear what the kara was used for. They protect the sword arm, but unless someone has knowledge of combat, it will make no sense to them. Karai were used as chakkars, shields for the arms and weapons in their own right. Jamdar karai are a good example. In other Hindu influenced SE Asian cultures, bracle
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  20. The value of Goat milk is also generally little known in this era. Goat milk is far more nutritious than cow/buffalo milk, but obviously harder to attain in consumable quantities (comparitively to Cow/Buffalo). Because of the massively varied diet of a Goat, it's milk has far more vitamins, proteins etc. In the old days, if a mother in Punjab could not produce milk, her child would initially be given Goats milk (Cow/Buffalo milk to heavy and not nutritious enough). after between 6-12 months it would move to Buffalo milk (which is fattier than cow milk). Due to its richer make up, the Go
  21. "Who are the kabir panthis? What was bhagat kabir ji's life about are there are more saloks I think of his which are not incorporated into bani what was Guru Nanak's relation to bhagat kabir was he the foundation for gurmat. Is Bhagat Kabir attributable to being a sufi saint or a bhagati hindu saint?" Kabir Panth is the religion of the followers of Bhagat Kabir. Kabir Jis baani is contained in 3 granths outside of Aad Guru - Anuraag Saager, Maan Sarowar and Bijak. Kabir Ji, as were Guru Nanak Dev Ji, is Hindu, is Muslim, is both and is neither - it depends on your understanding/outloo
  22. Lol, Jus Reign is too funny, clever too. His videos on day to day Punjabi life are classics.
  23. Interesting. This nearly follows the same sort of sleeping pattern I know quite a few Gursikhs keep i.e. 9.30pm to 2am then ishnaan, simran & nitnem, then back to sleep until daylight/morning. Gursikhs I know who follow this pattern are from GNNSJ, AKJ and various Sant Jathai (as promoted by the same).
  24. "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence" Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
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