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Gurfateh !

Prompted by the ongoing saga that is the 'Sikhs 2 Islam' thread I thought I'd post this.

I am not one for major debates like that - My heart sinks every time I read that thread - to my mind those type of threads always descend into - and please pardon my crass analogy - a playground "Who can piss the highest" competition.

My post - as regular readers will already know and expect - takes the form of pictures and films - in the hope they will inspire ( hope that isn't too preachy) - they all have a deep important Message - one which we call for in our ardas twice a day.

The First film is Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's rendition of Guru Arjan Dev Ji's Bani - Koi Bole Ram Ram - filmed at the Ramgarhia Gurdwara, Slough UK in 1989. This clip is amazing even the most dark hearted cynic will be reduced to tears. Always makes me blub !

Click to see clip


STTM translation of the Shabad

Raag Raamkalee on Ang 885

raamakalee mehalaa 5 ||

koee bolai raam raam koee khudhaae ||

koee saevai guseeaa koee alaahi ||1||

kaaran karan kareem ||

kirapaa dhhaar reheem ||1|| rehaao ||

koee naavai theerathh koee haj jaae ||

koee karai poojaa koee sir nivaae ||2||

koee parrai baedh koee kathaeb ||

koee oudtai neel koee supaedh ||3||

koee kehai thurak koee kehai hi(n)dhoo ||

koee baashhai bhisath koee suragi(n)dhoo ||4||

kahu naanak jin hukam pashhaathaa ||

prabh saahib kaa thin bhaedh jaathaa ||5||9||

Raamkalee, Fifth Mehla:

Some call Him, 'Raam, Raam', and some call Him, 'Khudaa-i'.

Some serve Him as 'Gusain', others as 'Allaah'. ||1||

He is the Cause of causes, the Generous Lord.

He showers His Grace and Mercy upon us. ||1||Pause||

Some bathe at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, and some make the pilgrimage to Mecca.|

Some perform devotional worship services, and some bow their heads in prayer. ||2||

Some read the Vedas, and some the Koran.

Some wear blue robes, and some wear white. ||3||

Some call themselves Muslim, and some call themselves Hindu.

Some yearn for paradise, and others long for heaven. ||4||

Says Nanak, one who realizes the Hukam of God's Will,

knows the secrets of his Lord and Master. ||5||9||

The second film is from Eid Celebrations in Birmingham UK 1989 (shown on BBC2) - It also is of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - here he is singing my favourite - Mastt Nazron ----- The last line is one to listen out for -- a message for all those of all faiths who like to pontificate or 'posture' religiously - the Punjabi word being 'Dikhava' or show;

"Bus hamey Sheikh ji aap jaisey Allah valon se Allah Bachaye"

the translation reads - "Oh preacher ! you lust for the maidens of Paradise - Showing off with your bowing and scraping - Oh Sheikh from you and your kind Dear God please save us "

Click on link to see clip ;


The third film is of the Late Jagmohan Kaur singing Baba Bulleh Shah -- wise words ! (shown BBC2 1989)

Click on link to see clip ;


Hope you enjoy the films - please forgive me if I have said anything or posted anything that offends you

Bhul Chuk Maaf




Ranjit Singh 'Freed'

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