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    Re There Spirits In Sikism

    Hello This thread might have more information for you Is There Such Thing As Ghosts According To Sikhism?
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    New to Gurumuki and the Punjabi language

    Hello there. It's been a long while since I posted here myself, so I'm not sure if I can say "welcome!" but welcome, nonetheless. The old-style Punjabi language used in Gurbani is fascinating, for sure! It's not the only language used in there but it's the bulk. Because the language in...
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    Langar - Chairs and Tables

    Hello fellow South Australian *waves*
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    Help With Translating A Shabad - Sins?

    Sat Sri Akaal I was reading this beautiful prayer today from page 790 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. I have combined Dr Sant Singh Khalsa's translation with Bhai Manmohan Singh Ji's to give me greater clarity. However, both of them insert the word 'sins' at the end of the fourth line (in bold)...
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    Is It Wrong To Pray Without Covering Your Head?

    Also see this thread for more information: To Cover Our Heads Or Not? :)
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    Is It Wrong To Pray Without Covering Your Head?

    This is just my personal opinion. In this situation is it more important to pray than it is to cover your head. What a loss it would be to deny prayer for the sake of a bit of cloth. So contrarily, it is wrong to not pray due to the lack of a headcovering. The better question is, "Why should...
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    New SPN'er Introductions

    Well met @Simran Sidhu ! I'm pleased to read your journey so far, thank you for sharing it. Welcome to SPN :) How lucky it was that your parents planted a seed of truth in you at an early age, and that you had the where-with-all to treasure it and use it as a measure of truth...
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    The Guru Is The Ladder, The Guru Is The Boat... Question

    Oh! @Simranjit it might be useful to imagine the Guru as your Higher Self. Your soul. Which isn't actually a self, it is God within you. But that's metaphysics. On the practical level it helps to use words and ideas like 'soul' or 'higher self'. God within you is the bridge between the...
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    Hello Tanmeet Have you asked your friend how he makes sense of Gurbani and maintains an atheist position? God according to Gurbani is not a personal God-character, man-in-the-sky divine being. It is creative force, hukam, the whole reality unfolding providentially. It's not a who, it's a...
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    The Guru Is The Ladder, The Guru Is The Boat... Question

    Bhainji, there is a lot here to unpack. Caution on a new path is very wise, and questioning and understanding as you go makes a good student. :) In Gurbani, more often than not the word "Guru" is used to mean "God". It's right there in the word "Waheguru". "Waheguru" is not a noun or a name...
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    Is 'Divine/God/Akaal Purakh' and 'Jot' the same thing?

    Works for me and it's hilarious.
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    Can A Amritdhari Can Use Beer Shampoo?

    I'm not sure if your example is legit or exaggerated for use in the example. Logic suggests it's fine to use. It's not like you're going to get drunk from it, and getting drunk is the issue with alcohol, I believe.
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    Free Anand Sahib Course At Sikhri

    Sat Sri Akaal This free course at SikhRI by Surender Pal Singh is available - however you do need to enrol to gain access to the content. I have not explored it yet, myself, but I have high hopes. Anandu Sahib
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    Guru Bani Translation

    That assumes there is just one "right" translation. Furthermore, it assumes there's just one "right" understanding of Gurbani, full stop. It's a very dangerous road you're on. It's how wars start, my friend.