Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Paris Camp

Last weekend I went to France for Gurmat camp in Paris. I set of in the morning from heathrow. I arrived at Paris airport and was supprised at the amount of checking the police do at the airport its more then heathrow. Anyway got to the camp and it was awesome to see so many Gursikh brothers and sisters who tied dastar.

Amrit vela at the camp was awesome the whole building was a buzz with the vibrations from naam abhiyaas at amrit vela. Here are some pics of the camp.

Important Bishraams in Siri Jap jee Sahib

1) There is a bishraam after “Gurprasaad”. Some Gursikhs say “Gurprasaad Japp” but this does not seem right. The meanings they derive are that one does japp of Vaheguru through Guru kee kirpa. But the topic in Mool Mantra is Vaheguru and not his jaap. So the word “Gurprasaad” means that Vaheguru is attained through the kirpa of Guru. Prasaad means kirpa and the sihaari in the end of “Prasaad” makes this word a naav (noun) in Karan-Kaarak form. The word “Gur” is a noun in Sambandh Kaarak form because the preposition or kaarak “Ke” or “de” is hidden in the end of it. The meaning of the whole compound word is “Gur de prasaad raahee” or “Gur de prasaad duaara”.

2) “Japp” is the name of this baani and as such should be pronounced independently. There should be a Bishraam before pronouncing the next Salok “Aad Sach…”.

3) There should be a pause placed after “Nanak” in “Nanak, Hosi bhee Sach”. At pretty much all places where “Nanak” is a mukta (i.e. has no aunkad or sihaari in the end” and except where the word “Nanak” is a sambandh kaarak, there should be a bishraam (pause) at the word “Nanak”.

4) There should be jamkee (small pause) after “Sochai” and “Chupai” which mean Sochan karke and Chup rehan karke.

5) But there should be no bishraam after “Bhukhiyaa” in the third pankiti of the first pauri of Siri Jap jee Sahib. “Bhukhiyaan Bhukh” should be uttered together since the word “bhukhiyaan” is a plural noun in sambandh kaarak form and it means “bhukhiyaan dee bhukh”.

6) “Hukam Razaayee” means Razaayee (Razawaalay Vaheguru jee) de hukam vich).

7) There should be a jamkee after “Nanak” in the first pauri.

taken from http://www.tapoban.org/forum/read.php?1,775

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

London Sikhi Month (City Uni)

Tomorrow at City Uni


For Sikhs, the word "Dharma" means the "Path of righteousness". What is the "righteous path"? That is the question that the Gurbani (the Sikh Scriptures) answer. Why did Guru Nanak Sahib Ji come on earth? What is the need finding the 'Sat Guru' (True Guru)? Why choose to walk the Path of Sikhi?

Time and Place Date: Thursday, November 8, 2007
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Birley Lecture Hall
Station: Angel

Turn left at exit of Angel station and walk straight down the road for 5 mins. At the end of the road the building is on the opposite side of the road.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

London Sikhi Month Day 1

On Thursday 1st November London Sikhi Month Kicked of at Kings. I had Uni in the afternoon so I went to get the tube when I found out that the whole line was suspended. I was running late as it was, So I had to go to the other side of London and then get the train into central to Uni and guess what I was late. London transport is such a pain constant on going problems.

Anyway then in the afternoon I met up with a couple of Singhs and we drove down to KCL, Guys Hospital. We didnt know the say so I was relived that Singh had a Sat Navigation system, Navman, with him till I turned it on and found out it was a nightmare to actually use. We finally got to Kings on time and started the program.

Bhaji Vijay Singh who helps on Sweet Sikhi show on Panjab Radio started the event with Keertan and a talk in english and panjabi about Daya. He talked about the types of Daya a Sikh should have from compassion for animals to respect and compassion for one and other.

some students then did keertan followed by Bhai Harjinder Singh Lallie and jatha who did keertan and katha on string instruments.