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  1. K

    So is this a bajar kureth.....?

    It's shameful that i was not able to avoid it but is Watching soft porn and masturbating a kureth? and should I re take amrit ? I could not really find any answers in relation to how porn affects the rehat maryada
  2. Dr. D. P. Singh

    Opinion Dr. Amrit Kaur Raina - An Eminent Sikh Scholar, Interviewed by Dr. Devinder Pal Singh, Canada

    A Leading Exponent of Sikh Gurus' Educational Philosophy-- Dr. Amrit Kaur Raina Interviewed by Dr. Devinder Pal Singh Center for Understanding Sikhism, Mississauga, L5A 1Y7, ON, Canada Dr. Amrit Kaur Raina, a renowned educationist, is a profound scholar of Sikhism. Having served as an...
  3. G

    Is It A Sin? Uplifting Women And Giving Them Practically Equal Rights In Each Custom And Ritual

    Is it a sin? Uplifting women and giving them practically equal rights in each custom and ritual of Sikh religion Thakur Dalip Namdhari did Amrit Sanchar (Baptise) by Amritdhari women to flourish amritdhari community. is it wrong or right ? Yesterday Akal Takht Sahib has announced that they...
  4. IJSingh

    Sikhism Vaisakhi: Points To Ponder

    1699: The year that transformed the day of Vaisakhi from just another humdrum date on the Indian calendar into a magical presence for Sikhs all over the world. We celebrate its revolutionary spell on our lives every year, all over the globe. I, too, have penned almost yearly paeans on and...
  5. Sherdil

    Hard Talk Does Amrit Erase All Sins?

    Gurbani tells us that sin (karma) is accrued from dualistic thinking. Then why is the notion of Amrit as a get-out-of-jail card peddled amongst some panthic circles? Naam is the only remedy that can wash away the grime of ego, then why do some presume that a man-made offering can do the trick...
  6. K

    Sikhi Am I Ready To Take Amrit?

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh !! I am here because I want to ask a question. And as m new I don't know how to do that. I tried earlier but it didn't work. So m asking here. Well ! I am an 18 years old girl. A week before I thought of taking amrit. I know that's really a quick...
  7. Ishna

    Kirpan Da Amrit For Babies

    Sat Sri Akaal What is the purpose of Kirpan da Amrit for babies?
  8. C

    Spiritual Daily Amrit Vela Blog - Difficulties, Joys, Methods Of This Practical Journey To Self Discovery

    A Blog for all that do regular Amrit Vela Nitnem, Simran etc. Whilst i try to do Amrit Vela every day, some days lifes events come in the way, or the mind brings forth it's excuses and i fall prey and follow. It would be nice to share this journey with others that wish to try, or are already...
  9. M

    Taking Amrit

    am 15 and dont ut hair or eat meat, wake up early have bath do paat and try to lve like an amrithari....... i want to take amrit but am confused as to if i should wait until im older or take it now. this is because i have heard stories of girls taaking amrit then breaking their promise because...
  10. gur_meet

    Regarding Panj Pyare Choosen For Amrit Sanchar

    A question was raised during discussion today regarding Whether the spiritual status of the Panj Pyares affect the Amrit during Sanchar. It is understandable the Gursikhs chosen or voluntaring for this purpose may have different level of spiritual growth. But this factor is not seen to affect...
  11. Ishna

    Amrit Vela / Early Rising - What Does Gurbani Say?

    Hello Related to Chaz Ji's recent thread on Amrit Vela, and respecting his wish not to derail the thread with speculation about what actually constitutes 'Amrit Vela', I thought I would start a new thread with my thoughts. To be honest, I don't find any particular focus on pre-dawn/dawn...
  12. C

    Amrit Vela - Why We Must Put It Into Practice To Hear The Inner Shabad And For Inner Cleansing

    Such a beautiful short and concise shabad that highlights the importance of regular Amrit Vela. With Guru Ji's Blessings, myself and many other lost and wandering souls that i know personally have been gently guided by Guru Ji back onto the correct path and nothing has helped more in cleansing...
  13. Admin

    Amrita Sher-gil's Self-portrait Fetches A Record Record Price At Sotheby, New York Auction

    A rare self-portrait by early 20th century Sikh artist Amrita Shergill has sold for USD 2.92 million in Sotheby's New York auction, setting a new record for a woman artist from the subcontinent. Amrita’s oil-on-canvas masterpiece fetched the highest total USD 2,920,000, well over the USD 1.2 -...
  14. Admin

    Organic Langar At Darbar Sahib (golden Temple), Amritsar

    The sangat coming to pay obeisance at Golden Temple would soon have the chance to have organic langar. In a landmark decision that is sure to delight environmentalists and pilgrims alike, SGPC has decided to grow natural organic vegetables and grains at its Sattlani Sahib farms near Amritsar...
  15. IJSingh

    History And Her-story

    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 telling part to play...
  16. K

    Take Amrit

    Hello everybody :) I have a simply question to ask it is necessary to take amrit for a sikh and what is the rapport of non baptism sikh and god thanks for your answer
  17. Harry Haller

    Does The Concept Of Charn Amrit Fail The Litmus Test

    Very simply, it is written that prior Khande Pahul, there only existed Charn Pahul, where Amrit was the water that the foot, or the toe of the Guru had been washed in. I find this fails my own thoughts on how the Gurus conducted themselves, they were slaves to Creation, not ego ridden babas...
  18. aristotle

    Google 'street View': 360 Degree Walkthrough Of The Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

    Experience a 360 degree walkthrough of the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) with Google 'street view.' It's very, very cool ! Link: https://www.google.com/maps/@31.620528,74.875849,3a,75y,340.44h,104.29t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1s2hO8qOjLngcAAAQWtM6Eeg!2e0!3e2 (Thanks to Sikh Discover Inspire -...
  19. Harkiran Kaur

    Samagam. Wearing Dastar Before Amrit?

    Ok so you all know I have been practicing tying a dastar for awhile now. I feel I'd like to wear it around people a little bit prior to doing Amrit. Would it be ok to tie it for samagam this weekend at the Gurdwara? Even if most of the time I don't tie one....yet?? Or will people look down on...
  20. Sherdil

    India Sikh Attacked By Mob In Amritsar

    Amritsar, Punjab (March 15, 2014): As per media reports a Sikh youth was brutally thrashed on Saturday (March 15) by demonstrators in Amritsar for no apparent reason after he asked for a way to reach to his shop near Bhandari Bridge. Activists of various Dalit organizations were protesting...