Tuesday, January 31, 2006
One part saint, one part soldier,
One part that's always learning
As one grows older.
One part service, one part sword,
One part that's ever-evolving
On life's drawing-board.
One part spiritual, one part political,
One part that aims to expose
All that's hypocritical.
One part fearless, one part unthreatening,
One part that continues to hear
When the din is deafening.
One part meditative, one part martial,
One part that's eyes remain open
Yet is completely impartial.
One part kettle, one part kirpan,
One part that keeps collecting knowledge
As the clock ticks on.
One part kirtan, one part prayer,
One part that sheds light on it all
So the whole sangat can share.
One part devotion, one part action,
One part that speaks the truth
Regardless of sanction.
One part candle, one part flame,
One part literal translation
Of our famed "Sikh" name.
One part Nanak, nine parts thereafter,
Blessed by Guru Granth Sahib,
Our eternal chapter.
Monday, January 30, 2006
Sweet Sikhi has its own website, (although its still under construction.)
Sikhi Week 2006 is in March. For more info check out:
More regular blogging from next week as I'm back at uni.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Bhai Abinash Singh Jee
Bhai Maninder Singh Jee
Bhai Manvir Singh Jee
Bhai Maninder Singh Jee Anand Sahib
Bhai Hardeep Singh Jee
Penjee Dilpret Kaur 1
Penjee Dilpret Kaur 2
Penjee Simrit Kaur made a blog, click here.
Friday, January 27, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
The Dalai Lama specifically states the smile is a sign of a spiritual person. It shows a person who is content and happy with Bhana that he lives with. Those who know Bhai Sahib Jeevan Singh know what an enigmatic smile he has. It lights up a whole room. Similar Bhai Rama Singh was like that. Naam rassia gursikhs have a reddened face, but also have a smile not just on the lips, but the eyes and the rest of the face as well.
Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile. Often we miss these simple things in life. The simple things are the best things. I have found my self that a smile is really very strong. It not only cheers you up but has an effect on people around you. We really don’t smile enough our lives are so stressed but I can’t imagine Guroo Sahib not smiling. That is Chardi Kala.
In life you find people often are jealous and or look down at you for small reasons but always smile and remember Guroo Sahib is with you, Gursikhs shouldn’t look down at any one. You know a Singh who I look up to recently told me how he came in to Sikhi. He said he use to smoke, drink everything, was a mona. One day a Gursikh came into the room was smiling and hugged everyone and hugged him with pyar to. That shocked him that an amritdharhi had so much pyar. Now singh is a tyar by tyar amritdharhi gursikh who I look up to as well. That Gursikh who hugged him is how we should be, smiling not looking at non amirtdhahris or those who differ from our way of thinking as inferior.
So what you waiting for SMILE!!! Give it ago you know you want to. Vahiguroo Jeeoo
Monday, January 23, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
I actually got loads to do but today I just didn’t bother doing anything. I had exams yesterday, I felt so drained stuck in a room all day with four walls, no windows, not being allowed out. I couldn’t hack it just wanted to get out as soon as possible, now I just hope I pass.
I’ve still got assignments to do on how music was affected by Vedic times, going on to today and yet more revision for more exams. Then I got to get started on organising university Sikh Societies with the team and the week long of Sikhi lectures and workshops, etc gosh everything’s building up yet new semester hasn’t even started.
On top of everything we got builders ripping out the bathroom which is so noisy.
Anyway I think I’m gone go and try do something.
Till next time, Adios Amigos.
Vaheguruu Jee Ka Khalsa Vaheguruu Jee Kee Fatehh
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Bhai Kulbir Singh Ji Barapind a jajaroo Singh was arrested and imprisoned in California for over a decade and is now to be sent back to India. The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) asked US Secretary of State, Dr Condoleeza Rice to put a halt to his extradition but it seems to still go ahead.
Bhai Kulbir Singh Ji Barapind has written a letter to Sikhs all around the world as he waits to be extradited to India.
Please do a Chaupai Sahib da paat of siman and ardaas for Chardi Kala of Bhai Sahib and his family who have sacrificed so much for the Panth. Let us take Bhai Sahib's buchan of uniting together as one and make the sacrifice he and his family have made worth something.
Nanak Naam Chardi Kala, Teri Bhanai Sarbat Da Palah
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
ਗਉੜੀ ਮਃ 3 ॥
gourree ma 3
Gauree, Third Mehl:
ਇਸੁ ਜੁਗ ਕਾ ਧਰਮੁ ਪੜਹੁ ਤੁਮ ਭਾਈ ॥
eis jug kaa dhharam parrahu thum bhaaee
Learn the Dharma of this age, O Siblings of Destiny;
ਪੂਰੈ ਗੁਰਿ ਸਭ ਸੋਝੀ ਪਾਈ ॥
poorai gur sabh sojhee paaee
all understanding is obtained from the Perfect Guru.
ਐਥੈ ਅਗੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਖਾਈ ॥1॥
aithhai agai har naam sakhaaee 1
Here and hereafter, the Lord's Name is our Companion. 1
ਰਾਮ ਪੜਹੁ ਮਨਿ ਕਰਹੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
raam parrahu man karahu beechaar
Learn of the Lord, and contemplate Him in your mind.
ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਮੈਲੁ ਉਤਾਰੁ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
gur parasaadhee mail outhaar 1 rehaao
By Guru's Grace, your filth shall be washed away. 1Pause
ਵਾਦਿ ਵਿਰੋਧਿ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਾਇ ॥
vaadh virodhh n paaeiaa jaae
Through argument and debate, He cannot be found.
ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਫੀਕਾ ਦੂਜੈ ਭਾਇ ॥
man than feekaa dhoojai bhaae
The mind and body are made insipid through the love of duality.
ਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਸਚਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਇ ॥2॥
gur kai sabadh sach liv laae 2
Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, lovingly attune yourself to the True Lord. 2
ਹਉਮੈ ਮੈਲਾ ਇਹੁ ਸੰਸਾਰਾ ॥
houmai mailaa eihu sa(n)saaraa
This world is polluted with egotism.
ਨਿਤ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਵੈ ਨ ਜਾਇ ਅਹੰਕਾਰਾ ॥
nith theerathh naavai n jaae aha(n)kaaraa
By taking cleansing baths daily at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, egotism is not eliminated.
ਬਿਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਭੇਟੇ ਜਮੁ ਕਰੇ ਖੁਆਰਾ ॥3॥
bin gur bhaettae jam karae khuaaraa 3
Without meeting the Guru, they are tortured by Death. 3
ਸੋ ਜਨੁ ਸਾਚਾ ਜਿ ਹਉਮੈ ਮਾਰੈ ॥
so jan saachaa j houmai maarai
Those humble beings are true, who conquer their ego.
ਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਪੰਚ ਸੰਘਾਰੈ ॥
gur kai sabadh pa(n)ch sa(n)ghaarai
Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they conquer the five thieves.
ਆਪਿ ਤਰੈ ਸਗਲੇ ਕੁਲ ਤਾਰੈ ॥4॥
aap tharai sagalae kul thaarai 4
They save themselves, and save all their generations as well. 4
ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹਿ ਨਟਿ ਬਾਜੀ ਪਾਈ ॥
maaeiaa mohi natt baajee paaee
The Actor has staged the drama of emotional attachment to Maya.
ਮਨਮੁਖ ਅੰਧ ਰਹੇ ਲਪਟਾਈ ॥
manamukh a(n)dhh rehae lapattaaee
The self-willed manmukhs cling blindly to it.
ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਅਲਿਪਤ ਰਹੇ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਈ ॥5॥
guramukh alipath rehae liv laaee 5
The Gurmukhs remain detached, and lovingly attune themselves to the Lord. 5
ਬਹੁਤੇ ਭੇਖ ਕਰੈ ਭੇਖਧਾਰੀ ॥
bahuthae bhaekh karai bhaekhadhhaaree
The disguisers put on their various disguises.
ਅੰਤਰਿ ਤਿਸਨਾ ਫਿਰੈ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੀ ॥
a(n)thar thisanaa firai aha(n)kaaree
Desire rages within them, and they carry on egotistically.
ਆਪੁ ਨ ਚੀਨੈ ਬਾਜੀ ਹਾਰੀ ॥6॥
aap n cheenai baajee haaree 6
They do not understand themselves, and they lose the game of life. 6
ਕਾਪੜ ਪਹਿਰਿ ਕਰੇ ਚਤੁਰਾਈ ॥
kaaparr pehir karae chathuraaee
Putting on religious robes, they act so clever,
ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹਿ ਅਤਿ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਈ ॥
maaeiaa mohi ath bharam bhulaaee
but they are totally deluded by doubt and emotional attachment to Maya.
ਬਿਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਸੇਵੇ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਈ ॥7॥
bin gur saevae bahuth dhukh paaee 7
Without serving the Guru, they suffer in terrible pain. 7
ਨਾਮਿ ਰਤੇ ਸਦਾ ਬੈਰਾਗੀ ॥
naam rathae sadhaa bairaagee
Those who are attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, remain detached forever.
ਗ੍ਰਿਹੀ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਸਾਚਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਗੀ ॥
grihee a(n)thar saach liv laagee
Even as householders, they lovingly attune themselves to the True Lord.
ਨਾਨਕ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸੇਵਹਿ ਸੇ ਵਡਭਾਗੀ ॥8॥3॥
naanak sathigur saevehi sae vaddabhaagee 83
O Nanak, those who serve the True Guru are blessed and very fortunate. 83
Monday, January 09, 2006
Saturday, January 07, 2006
More updates tomorrow on any progress, let hope there is some.
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Click here and check out this thread on
Audios, GurBani, Katha links. check it out :)
from Mr SikhNet
Click Here to see Guroo Sahibs Shasters
The blogspot photo link winds me up easier posting on forum. :=P
This Shabad is by Guru Gobind Singh in Dasam Paathshaah on Pannaa 1
ਹਮ ਏਹ ਕਾਜ ਜਗਤ ਮੋ ਆਏ ॥
ham eaeh kaaj jagath mo aaeae
I have come into this world for this purpose.
ਧਰਮ ਹੇਤ ਗੁਰਦੇਵ ਪਠਾਏ ॥
dhharam haeth guradhaev pat(h)aaeae
There supreme Guru has sent me for the protection of righteousness.
ਜਹਾਂ ਤਹਾਂ ਤੁਮ ਧਰਮ ਬਿਥਾਰੋ ॥
jehaa(n) thehaa(n) thum dhharam bithhaaro
Propogate righteousness everywhere;
ਦੁਸਟ ਦੋਖੀਯਨਿ ਪਕਰਿ ਪਛਾਰੋ ॥ 42 ॥
dhusatt dhokheeyan pakar pashhaaro 42
seize and destroy the sinful and the wicked.
ਯਾਹੀ ਕਾਜ ਧਰਾ ਹਮ ਜਨਮੰ ॥
yaahee kaaj dhharaa ham janama(n)
I have taken birth for this purpose.
ਸਮਝਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਸਾਧੂ ਸਭ ਮਨਮੰ ॥
samajh laehu saadhhoo sabh manama(n)
Let the holy men understand this in their minds.
ਧਰਮ ਚਲਾਵਨ ਸੰਤ ਉਬਾਰਨ ॥
dhharam chalaavan sa(n)th oubaaran
I have come for spreading divine religion and for protecting the saints.
ਦੁਸਟ ਸਭਨ ਕੋ ਮੂਲ ਉਪਾਰਨ ॥ 43 ॥
dhusatt sabhan ko mool oupaaran 43
And for annihilating and uprooting all the tyrants
Lakh lakh vadaiya on Kalgidhar pita Guroo Gobind Singh Jee's 340th Parkash Ustv.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
January 7, 2006, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Featuring Gyani Dyal Singh Ji
and his most accomplished students: Bhai Surjit Singh Ji; Bhai
Kanwarpal Singh Ji; Bhai Gupal Singh Ji.
The Gurmat Sangeet Project is delighted to invite the Sangat to a
unique Gurmat Sangeet Darbar at the Boston (Milford) Gurdwara Sahib.
In attendance will be Gyani Dyal Singh Ji, an extraordinary Teacher
and Exponent of Gurmat Sangeet, who has spent his whole life serving
the Sikh Panth. Also present will be some of his most accomplished
disciples and their Jathas, Bhai Surjit Singh Ji, Bhai Kanwarpal Singh
and Bhai Gupal Singh Ji. The New England Sikh Study Circle is proud to
host this event.
Event will be Webcast: http://www.gurmatsangeetproject.com
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
I have created a new blog which will have links to all audios and multimedia files I have and will upload in the future. The New blog is called Gurbani Khajana and can be reached at www.gurbanikhajana.blogspot.com.
Please leave feedback and any notify me of any problems you may have.
Guroo Anng Sanng
Vahiguroo Jee Ka Khalsa Vahiguroo Jee Kee Fateh
Monday, January 02, 2006
Just added Sukhmani Sahib. Its over 1 hour 10 mins where one person says one line and sangat says the next. At the end its done in keertan form. Click on audio for the link to download this and other tracks.
Audio Section Link
Sunday, January 01, 2006
Wishing You you
12 months of
52 weeks of fun
365 days of laughter
8760 hours of good luck
525600 minutes of joy
31536000 seconds of success
HAPPY NEW YEAR
This year like every had its ups and down hopefully with Guroo Sahibs blessing 2006 will be a year where I you and everyone has blessing to get closer with Vahiguroo. May Guroo Mahraaj bless everyone.