Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Khalsa Aid - Serving Humanity - Natural Disasters - Food - Civil Conflicts - Poverty

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Sukhmani Sahib - 1st Astpadee - Benefits of Naam Simran

Sukhmani Sahib

ga-orhee sukhmanee mehlaa 5.
Gauree Sukhmani, Fifth Mehl,


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

aad gur-ay namah.
I bow to the Primal Guru.

jugaad gur-ay namah.
I bow to the Guru of the ages.

satgur-ay namah.
I bow to the True Guru.

saree gurdayv-ay namah. ||1||
I bow to the Great, Divine Guru. ||1||


simra-o simar simar sukh paava-o.
Meditate, meditate, meditate in remembrance of Him, and find peace.

kal kalays tan maahi mitaava-o.
Worry and anguish shall be dispelled from your body.

simra-o jaas bisumbhar aykai.
Remember in praise the One who pervades the whole Universe.

naam japat agnat anaykai.
His Name is chanted by countless people, in so many ways.

bayd puraan simrit suDhaakh-yar.
The Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees, the purest of utterances,

keenay raam naam ik aakh-yar.
were created from the One Word of the Name of the Lord.

kinkaa ayk jis jee-a basaavai.
That one, in whose soul the One Lord dwells

taa kee mahimaa ganee na aavai.
– the praises of his glory cannot be recounted.

kaaNkhee aykai daras tuhaaro.
Those who yearn only for the blessing of Your Darshan

naanak un sang mohi uDhaaro. ||1||
– Nanak: save me along with them! ||1||

sukhmanee sukh amrit parabh naam.
Sukhmani: Peace of Mind, the Nectar of the Name of God.

bhagat janaa kai man bisraam. rahaa-o.
The minds of the devotees abide in a joyful peace. ||Pause||

parabh kai simran garabh na basai.
Remembering God, one does not have to enter into the womb again.

parabh kai simran dookh jam nasai.
Remembering God, the pain of death is dispelled.

parabh kai simran kaal parharai.
Remembering God, death is eliminated.

parabh kai simran dusman tarai.
Remembering God, one’s enemies are repelled.

parabh simrat kachh bighan na laagai.
Remembering God, no obstacles are met.

parabh kai simran an-din jaagai.
Remembering God, one remains awake and aware, night and day.

parabh kai simran bha-o na bi-aapai.
Remembering God, one is not touched by fear.

parabh kai simran dukh na santaapai.
Remembering God, one does not suffer sorrow.

parabh kaa simran saaDh kai sang.
The meditative remembrance of God is in the Company of the Holy.

sarab niDhaan naanak har rang. ||2||
All treasures, O Nanak, are in the Love of the Lord. ||2||

parabh kai simran riDh siDh na-o niDh.
In the remembrance of God are wealth, miraculous spiritual powers and the nine treasures.

parabh kai simran gi-aan Dhi-aan tat buDh.
In the remembrance of God are knowledge, meditation and the essence of wisdom.

parabh kai simran jap tap poojaa.
In the remembrance of God are chanting, intense meditation and devotional worship.

parabh kai simran binsai doojaa.
In the remembrance of God, duality is removed.

parabh kai simran tirath isnaanee.
In the remembrance of God are purifying baths at sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

parabh kai simran dargeh maanee.
In the remembrance of God, one attains honor in the Court of the Lord.

parabh kai simran ho-ay so bhalaa.
In the remembrance of God, one becomes good.

parabh kai simran sufal falaa.
In the remembrance of God, one flowers in fruition.

say simrahi jin aap simraa-ay.
They alone remember Him in meditation, whom He inspires to meditate.

naanak taa kai laaga-o paa-ay. ||3||
Nanak grasps the feet of those humble beings. ||3||

parabh kaa simran sabh tay oochaa.
The remembrance of God is the highest and most exalted of all.

parabh kai simran uDhray moochaa.
In the remembrance of God, many are saved.

parabh kai simran tarisnaa bujhai.
In the remembrance of God, thirst is quenched.

parabh kai simran sabh kichh sujhai.
In the remembrance of God, all things are known.

parabh kai simran naahee jam taraasaa.
In the remembrance of God, there is no fear of death.

parabh kai simran pooran aasaa.
In the remembrance of God, hopes are fulfilled.

parabh kai simran man kee mal jaa-ay.
In the remembrance of God, the filth of the mind is removed.

amrit naam rid maahi samaa-ay.
The Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, is absorbed into the heart.

parabh jee baseh saaDh kee rasnaa.
God abides upon the tongues of His Saints.

naanak jan kaa daasan dasnaa. ||4||
Nanak is the servant of the slave of His slaves. ||4||

parabh ka-o simrahi say Dhanvantay.
Those who remember God are wealthy.

parabh ka-o simrahi say pativantay.
Those who remember God are honorable.

parabh ka-o simrahi say jan parvaan.
Those who remember God are approved.

parabh ka-o simrahi say purakh parDhaan.
Those who remember God are the most distinguished persons.

parabh ka-o simrahi se baymuhtaajay.
Those who remember God are not lacking.

parabh ka-o simrahi se sarab kay raajay.
Those who remember God are the rulers of all.

parabh ka-o simrahi say sukhvaasee.
Those who remember God dwell in peace.

parabh ka-o simrahi sadaa abhinaasee.
Those who remember God are immortal and eternal.

simran tay laagay jin aap da-i-aalaa.
They alone hold to the remembrance of Him, unto whom He Himself shows His Mercy.

naanak jan kee mangai ravaalaa. ||5||
Nanak begs for the dust of their feet. ||5||

parabh ka-o simrahi say par-upkaaree.
Those who remember God generously help others.

parabh ka-o simrahi tin sad balihaaree.
Those who remember God – to them, I am forever a sacrifice.

parabh ka-o simrahi say mukh suhaavay.
Those who remember God – their faces are beautiful.

parabh ka-o simrahi tin sookh bihaavai.
Those who remember God abide in peace.

parabh ka-o simrahi tin aatam jeetaa.
Those who remember God conquer their souls.

parabh ka-o simrahi tin nirmal reetaa.
Those who remember God have a pure and spotless lifestyle.

parabh ka-o simrahi tin anad ghanayray.
Those who remember God experience all sorts of joys.

parabh ka-o simrahi baseh har nayray.
Those who remember God abide near the Lord.

sant kirpaa tay an-din jaag.
By the Grace of the Saints, one remains awake and aware, night and day.

naanak simran poorai bhaag. ||6||
O Nanak, this meditative remembrance comes only by perfect destiny. ||6||

parabh kai simran kaaraj pooray.
Remembering God, one’s works are accomplished.

parabh kai simran kabahu na jhooray.
Remembering God, one never grieves.

parabh kai simran har gun baanee.
Remembering God, one speaks the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

parabh kai simran sahj samaanee.
Remembering God, one is absorbed into the state of intuitive ease.

parabh kai simran nihchal aasan.
Remembering God, one attains the unchanging position.

parabh kai simran kamal bigaasan.
Remembering God, the heart-lotus blossoms forth.

parabh kai simran anhad jhunkaar.
Remembering God, the unstruck melody vibrates.

sukh parabh simran kaa ant na paar.
The peace of the meditative remembrance of God has no end or limitation.

simrahi say jan jin ka-o parabh ma-i-aa.
They alone remember Him, upon whom God bestows His Grace.

naanak tin jan sarnee pa-i-aa. ||7||
Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of those humble beings. ||7||

har simran kar bhagat pargataa-ay.
Remembering the Lord, His devotees are famous and radiant.

har simran lag bayd upaa-ay.
Remembering the Lord, the Vedas were composed.

har simran bha-ay siDh jatee daatay.
Remembering the Lord, we become Siddhas, celibates and givers.

har simran neech chahu kunt jaatay.
Remembering the Lord, the lowly become known in all four directions.

har simran Dhaaree sabh Dharnaa.
For the remembrance of the Lord, the whole world was established.

simar simar har kaaran karnaa.
Remember, remember in meditation the Lord, the Creator, the Cause of causes.

har simran kee-o sagal akaaraa.
For the remembrance of the Lord, He created the whole creation.

har simran meh aap nirankaaraa.
In the remembrance of the Lord, He Himself is Formless.

kar kirpaa jis aap bujhaa-i-aa.
By His Grace, He Himself bestows understanding.

naanak gurmukh har simran tin paa-i-aa. ||8||1||
O Nanak, the Gurmukh attains the remembrance of the Lord. ||8||1||


deen darad dukh bhanjnaa ghat ghat naath anaath.
O Destroyer of the pains and the suffering of the poor, O Master of each and every heart, O Masterless One:

saran tumHaaree aa-i-o naanak kay parabh saath. ||1||
I have come seeking Your Sanctuary. O God, please be with Nanak! ||1||


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fighting at the Gurdwara

I'm going to keep this simple:
  • STOP FIGHTING AT THE GURDWARA: In particular, inside the DARBAR SAHIB and in front of Guru Granth Sahib. If you absolutely can't help yourself, take it somewhere else.

  • COMMITTEES: These 'committee' fights are getting embarrassing. It embarrasses the community, it is disrespect to the Guru. We are putting ourselves above the Guru.  We are supposed to fight for justice, not egos! If someone is committing an act of injustice, then stop them! Other than that, there is no excuse for fights at the Gurdwara.

  • MOB MENTALITY: Mob mentality needs to stop. When a few  people have handled the situation, there is no need for everyone to get involved. If you are going to, call for PEACE, and stop the fights! I am not telling people to stand there and watch while injustice is going on, but when it is a matter of one, two or, multiple grown people who haven't matured, please do not get involved, unless it is necessary.

  • TURBAN SNATCHING: Stop aiming to snatch Turbans! How can another Sikh do that to another Sikh? If it falls in a legitimate struggle, then it's one thing. However, some people find it funny or think it is a game ! This is not a game!

  • TALK: Try talking first! Lean on Sri Guru Granth Sahib for differences, the Rehitnaamas, and DISCUSSION. If all else fails, Let the Sangat vote if you have discrepancies.

  • SECURITY: Gurdwara's need to assign some Singhs and Singhaneyaan for security duty or figure something out. This is getting out of hand. In America, it's becoming too common!  If there was some assigned security, people would be more afraid of trying something foolish. This way, the Sangat would only get involved if assigned security is not able to handle the situation. If nothing else, when mass crowds are present, arrange for such security if every week is not possible.  Take the culprits outside or hold them down until police arrive!
Bhull Chuk Maaf. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Vaisakhi 2017 - Birth of the Khalsa - Khalsa Saajnaa Diwas

Vaisakhi or Baisakhi Summary

  • It is a Punjabi Festival day celebrated by Farmers, Sikhs, and Hindus. It occurs annually in April. This year it is celebrated, April 13, 2017 and/or April 14th, 2016 (depending which calendar you follow, but Sikhs need to all unite on one calendar). It is celebrated in Indian & Pakistani states, which were once part of the larger "Punjab" during the Sikh Empire, under Maharaja Ranjit Singh: Punjab (India & Pakistan), Delhi Haryana, Jammu, Himachal Pardesh, parts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and also in other areas well. Overseas, it is celebrated by Sikhs and many major festivals are held in America, Canada, Australia, and  the United Kingdom. It is celebrated by:
    • Sikhs because it marks the day the Khalsa was established by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, India. That's where he initiated the Panj Piyaare or Five Beloved ones into the Khalsa through Khande Di Pahul Amrit. The five were Bhai Daya Singh, Bhai Dharam Singh, Bhai Himmat Singh, Bhai Mohkam Singh, and Bhai Sahib Singh. He then asked the Panj Piyaare to bless him with Khande Di Pahul Amrit, which is why he considered, "Aape Gur Chela," Meaning he is himself the Guru and Disciple.
    • Farmers as a thanksgiving day, thanking God for their harvest.
    • Hindus as the 1st day of Vaisakha, the 1st month of the solar calender; essentially, it is a new years day for those following a solar-lunar calendar.

Harvest Festival

  • Vaisakhi is a Punjabi harvest festival for people of the Punjab region.[4] This day is also observed as a thanksgiving day by farmers whereby farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity. There are many celebrations that involve food, dance, and other activities.

Vaisakhi for Sikhs

  • Vaisakhi (also spelled Baisakhi) is the festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa. It is celebrated on April 14 each year. On Vaisakhi day in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh summoned Sikhs from all over India to the city of Anandpur Sahib. At this gathering, the Guru called upon Sikhs to uphold their faith and preserve the Sikh religion. Guru Gobind Singh then lifted his sword and asked that anyone prepared to give his life for his faith to come forward. There was a big silence, but the Guru went on repeating his demand. One Sikh finally came forward and followed the Guru into a tent. Shortly after, the Guru reappeared alone with his sword covered in blood, and asked for a second volunteer. Another Sikh stepped forward and again the Guru took him into the tent, and re-appeared alone with his sword covered with blood. This was repeated until five Sikhs had offered their heads for the Guru. Finally, the Guru emerged from the tent with all five men dressed piously in blue. Guru Gobind Singh called the five Sikhs the Panj Pyare, the Five Beloved Ones.
  • The Panj Pyare were then baptized in a unique ceremony called pahul. Guru Gobind Singh prepared amrit (holy water) in a bowl using a short steel sword. Then the Guru's wife, Mata Sundri, added patashas (sugar crystals) into the amrit. After completing prayers, Guru Gobind Singh sprinkled the amrit on each of the Panj Pyare. The Guru then knelt before the five and asked them to baptize him as well. The Guru proclaimed that the Panj Pyare would be the embodiment of the Guru himself: "Where there are Panj Pyare, there am I. When the Five meet, they are the holiest of the holy."
  • The Panj Pyare were the first members of the new Sikh community called the Khalsa. Guru Gobind Singh gave the Khalsa a unique identity with five distinctive symbols of purity and courage, known today as the Five K's. The Guru gave all Khalsa men the surname of Singh (lion) as a reminder to be courageous. Women took on the surname Kaur (princess) to emphasize dignity. With the distinct Khalsa identity, Guru Gobind Singh gave all Sikhs the opportunity to live lives of courage, sacrifice, and equality. These Sikhs were to dedicate their lives to the service of others and the pursuit of justice.
Panj Pyare

Bhai Daya Singh

  • First of the Panj Pyare.
  • Along with Bhai Dharam Singh, was sent to deliver the Zafarnamah to Emperor Aurangzeb.
  • Exemplified kindness. In JapJi Sahib, it says,

Bhai Dharam Singh

  • The second of the Panj Pyare.
  • Son of a farmer from Hastinapur, a small town along the river Ganges.
  • Accompanied Guru Gobind Singh to Nanded and was him at the time of his death.
  • Exemplified justice and righteousness. The name means 'religion.'

Bhai Himmat Singh

  • The fourth of the Panj Pyare.
  • Son of a water-supplier from Jagannathpuri.
  • Proved himself as a brave warrior.
  • Died in the battle of Chamkaur.
  • Exemplified courage.

Bhai Muhkam Singh

  • The third of the Panj Pyare.
  • Son of a cloth-printer from Gujarat.
  • Practiced martial arts and took part in many battles against the Mughal forces.
  • Died in the battle of Chamkaur.
  • Exemplified organization.

Bhai Sahib Singh

  • The fifth of the Panj Pyare.
  • Son of a barber from Bidar, a town in Karnataka.
  • Died in the battle of Chamkaur.
  • Exemplified majesty.

Meaning of the Names of the Panj Piyare:

Some thoughts on the name so of the Panj Piyare:

'It was probably not a coincidence that the first Pyara who got up to offer his head to Guru Sahib was Bhai Daya Singh signifying the fact that the birth of Dharma (religion) is with Daya (compassion).

Next Pyara after Bhai Daya Singh jee was Bhai Dharam Singh, in a way, reinforcing the fact that where there is Daya, there is Dharma too.

The next Pyara who offered his head to Guru Sahib was Bhai Himmat Singh, teaching us that where Daya and Dharma are present, Himmat (courage, valour) can't be absent from there.

The fourth Pyara was Bhai Mohkam Singh, signifiying that when Daya, Dharma and Himmat all mingle, they become Mohkam (a Farsi word meaning very strong, determined).

The last Pyara was Bhai Sahib Singh and his name and inclusion symbolizes that fact that where there are Daya, Dharma, Himmat and Mohkam, there is Sahib (meaning Master i.e. Vaheguru).

Hopefully, the above makes sense.

Kulbir Singh'

 Baisakhi for Hindus

  • Baisakhi has special significance for two of India's major religious groups. For the Hindus, it is the start of the New Year, and is celebrated with requisite bathing, partying, and worshipping. It's believed that thousands of years ago, Goddess Ganga descended to earth and in Her honor, many Hindus gather along the sacred Ganges River for ritual baths. The action is centered in the holy cities along the Ganges in north India, or in Srinagar's Mughal Gardens, Jammu's Nagbani Temple, or anywhere in Tamil Nadu. Hindus plant poles (wrapped in flags of god-embroidered silk) in front of their homes, and hang pots of brass, copper or silver on top.
     In Kerala, the festival is called 'Vishu'. It includes fireworks, shopping for new clothes and interesting displays called 'Vishu Kani'. These are arrangements of flowers, grains, fruits, cloth, gold, and money are viewed early in the morning, to ensure a year of prosperity. In Assam, the festival is called Bohag Bihu, and the community organizes massive feasts, music and dancing.


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