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Holla Mohalla Celebrations 2015 begin in Rupnagar, Punjab - Share your images of the event...

Rupnagar: The three-day Sikh festival - 'Holla Mohalla' - began on Wednesday at Sri Anandpur Sahib near here with a large number of devotees thronging the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh to pay their...
Firstly, I want to apologize for the stereotyping I will be doing throughout this article. However, I recognize much of what I am about to write comes from past and present experiences with passionate feelings of suppression and a drive for change. This article is not for the Punjabi boys who...
In an act of defiance against his bullies, a Sikh schoolboy filmed himself facing racist abuse on a school bus in Georgia. The footage has been viewed almost half a million times, and sparked a conversation about bullying in school.

New York:
In a shocking case of racism, a young Sikh...
History and Her-Story
by I.J. SINGH

Our local gurdwara has spawned a nascent and energetic Sikh Women's Association. Recently, they hosted a program to celebrate the life of Mata Sahib Kaur.

For those on unfamiliar territory, Sahib Kaur, nee Sahib Devan, had a brief but...
Armed Forces minister Mark Francois says unit would inherit many of the 'proud traditions of Sikh regiments' from the Army's past.

The head of the British Army is looking at proposals to recreate a Sikh regiment, a minister has said.

The Chief of the General Staff is...
San Francisco, California, USA

There’s a new superhero in town and he doesn’t sport a cape, mask or wear embarrassing tights. He wears a turban and sports a beard.

His name is Deep Singh – and he fights the Taliban!

You can meet this Sikh badass super agent...
Traditions are best described as habits of the heart. They persist, define and dominate our lives even when they seem to have lost all reason for existence. But, surely, the heart has its reasons of which reason knows not.



Christians celebrate the rite of...
What I think that meditating means is becoming super conscious, being one with the divine. I believe that everyone has his/her own way of doing that. One might do it in the vedic ways, the other might meditate by doing sewa, The other by reading and understanding the GGS ji. And some other...
This Shabad is found on Page 793 of Guru Granth Sahib Maharaj, in Raag Suhi. The Shabad here is accompanied by Manmohan Singh's translation. As is typical of Bhagat Kabir Ji, he urges the human being to 'stop and think', to contemplate on his actions, to realise the Naam that is enshrined...
Maturity is not when we start speaking BIG things, Its when we start understanding SMALL things...



Let us share any thought that strikes at that moment or which depicts the way you way at the moment...

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admin note: The role and authority of Akaal Takht has always been of historical interest to me, as a question of spiritual and temporal authority in Sikhism. We have no clergy, no intermediaries. The Sikh Rehat Maryada charges every Sikh to take Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as spiritual...
Waheguru Ji,

Please help me understand what Guru ji is describing in mool mantar(mangla-charan)

Characteristics of God given by Guru Nanak Sahib in mool mantar :

Ik Onkar : God is only one and is infinite

Satnaam : His/Her (genderless) existence is true

Karta Purakh :...
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
by I. J. Singh


At his very last moment, one who thinks of wealth, and dies in such thoughts, shall be reincarnated over and over again, as a serpent.
He who dies in thoughts of women shall return as a prostitute.
One who dies thinking of...
This week, I join my fellow Sikhs around the world in celebrating the birth of Guru Nanak, a mystic poet, saint and revolutionary who was born in Punjab in 1469 and went on to found our faith. Our history tells us that when he was about 30 years old, Guru Nanak disappeared for three days while...
Gurfatehji

In another post, the qualities above were described as masculine qualities, although not sexist, I feel this statement nonetheless implies that gentleness, subservience, are feminine qualities, I have to say, till I thought about it quite hard, I would have agreed with this, however,...
Admin note: This thread was created from posts located in another thread Dominance of Rituals in the Sikh Religion. The conversation began to look at reincarnation more than ritual. Thus this thread was created to accommodate the new focus of discussion. Thank you

On...
Please discuss the concept of Mercy and Grace in Sikhism...
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