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    Sangrand And Sikhi

    gurbanicd ji I do not understanding the connection you are making. Do you think Sikhs are celebrating New Year's Eve? I don't think so. It is practiced more as a way to bring friends and families together in their home and sangats to remember they are Sikhs with a common heritage in amrit...
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    Is SRM A Rule Book Or Tool Book?

    The Sikh Rehat Maryada is a a "rehat." So it would be very interesting to find out how forum members define the word "rehat" when they give answers. I myself do not interpret "rehat" to mean a toolbook. Because of the way that SRM is structured, I think of it as a set of "bylaws," or...
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    Evolution And Sikh Beliefs

    caspian Just some reactions that call for more research on the facts. 1. There is no clear argument that Sikhi or Guru Nanak advocate "intelligent design." True, one reads it on the Internet. How much validity is there in drawing any conclusion based on conversations in forums where fact...
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    Does The Sikh Rehat Promote A 'healthy' Attitude Toward Sexuality?

    This is a clarification of the identity of Akaal Takht, the history of its connection with SGPC and the role of the Jathedar, and probably off-topic. read on for the early history and events that followed http://www.sikhmarg.com/english/akal.html
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    Asa Ki Vaar - Transcending Duality

    Hardip ji There is a section for mp3 downloads -- but Aman ji is the one who has uploaded the files. The vyakhya of Asa De Vaar all 13 hours would definitely fit in that section. It would be this section of the forum: Links and Downloads Manager - Sikh Philosophy Network My recommendation is...
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    Dominance Of Rituals In Sikh Religion

    Admin note: The conversation is moving away from its original focus on rituals, initially in relation to 84 joons, and now is focusing on an entirely different aspect of Sikhi, namely, reincarnation. A new thread has been created to accommodate the discussion of sikdaree, coming and going...
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    Raag Raamkali

    You can go to the Raj Academy of Asian Music, to their web site. All of the cd's are for sale there. There is a 10 box set which is expensive. However there is another cd for sale that is much less costly. All the instruments used are classical instruments. This performer is a member of the...
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    Mann Mohe N Bujhe Thrishna Kal Grus Sansar | ਮਾਨ ਮੋਹੁ ਨ ਬੁਝਤ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਕਾਲ ਗ੍ਰਸ ਸੰਸਾਰ

    findingmyway ji Indeed, you are right when you say that this shabad is relevant to several threads this week. It makes clear that moral choices are open to us, and the consequences can be "dire." I am struck that this shabad clearly lays out the ethical philosophy of Guru Nanak. It takes us...
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    Miri Piri (Dr. Devinder Singh Chahal)

    July 21 celebrates Miri Piri Diwas. Here is an article that explores the deeper meanings of miri-piri and the importance of miri-piri to unity within the panth. MIRI-PIRI CONCEPT Prof. Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD ABSTRACT Serious struggle of supremacy...
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    Heritage Komagata Maru Tragedy Remembered

    Komagata Maru tragedy remembered This article is part of community-wide centennial celebrations honouring the building of the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple (est. 1911). These centenary celebrations bring to the forefront the efforts of those first Sikh pioneers who helped to build our...
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    Grammer / Vyakarn Gurbani Vyakaran (Viyakaran, Vayakaran, Viakaran) - Punjabi Grammar

    I pray with folded hands that we do not revisit Gur and GurU and Guru because of this observatiohn.
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    Controversial Defining Authority In Sikhism

    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 authority...
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    Kaur Power

    Ekjot Sodhi (rank 1), Pooja Goyal (rank 39) and Ranjana Bhandari (rank 89) in a jubilant mood at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik Ekjot Kaur outshines 40,000 others Link to news...
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    Legal Violence Against Goths Is A Hate Crime

    Jagmohan ji I hear you. Yes even in democracies concepts like "hate" are defined according to theories that dominate at a particular point in time. The crime should be punished. There is no way to control what is in the minds of others. When governments try to control our minds then we see...
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    Atheism Sikhism And Atheism: A Philosophical Discourse

    Thoughts from the essay, A Remarkable Life: Dr. Jaswant Singh Neki by RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA ... "Ascribing success and accomplishment to nadar may be the humility of a Sikh, but surely, nadar shines indiscriminately on all of us. Why, then, do some of us appear to connect better with the...