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  1. Waheguru ji da khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh. Hello, I just started reading Sukhmani Sahab at 3:00 A.m in the morning. I am usually up studying or doing random stuff and that's why I read it at that time. Since I do not know how to read or write punjabi but I know how to speak it, my mother got Sukhmani Sahab translated in hindi from a gurudwara at Amritsar. I've been reading it since 3 days now but what I am a bit confused as I do not get the meaning of each and every line even when they're in hindi. I am punjabi not Sikh but I love every religion and culture and believe in "Sabka maalik ek" and I love being a part of sikhism as it makes me feel peaceful and loved. I read it with alot of faith, but my mind is constantly thinking about other things too as I am kind of an overthinker, but I read it with alot of love and patience. Though I don't undertand the meaning of each and every line, whenever I understand even one, I feel very blessed and happy and fortunately there are many lines that I do understand! Bhai Saheb Gurupreet singh ji has said in his videos of Amritvela channel that you can read or listen to it even if you don't understand it properly, it still can do wonders and I agree, it really gives me peace for some time. But let me know if that's not alright and if you think that it's important to know the meaning of each and every line because I am indeed going to watch a video or two regarding that. Also, what I am really confused about is that, I've been reading the same 2 ashtpadi from the last 3 days, because I am reading it slowly and with patience, but I think that's not the right way? I mean I am not sure, but yeah and I've been doing so for like 1 hour..like this is how slowly and patiently I read it. I read every line with pauses and try to get it's meaning but I don't know if that's alright or not. Should I complete it in one sitting? Or should I keep reading it the way I am? Any rituals to follow before reading it? Because I just wash my hands, legs and body, brush my teeth, cover my head and start to read it. I also say "ik onkar satnaam" after I finish and I've this line from the paath "prabh ke simran ridh sidh nau nidh" which I keep repeating throughout the day as much as I can. Please guide me, I will be very greatful for the same.
  2. Interesting work I found on PDL. Apparently a Persian translation of Sukhmani Sahib into Farsi, found in a library in Paris, France in 1921. It was apparently deposited there by Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri Polier (https://www.allaboutsikhs.com/british/polier-antoine-louis-henri), who also wrote an early account of Sikhs (See Madra and Singh's Sicques, Tigers and Thieves). It's interesting to note that such translations were taking place (in the 1700s?) BK-005907.pdf
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