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    Sikhism Seva - Understanding For Children And Teenagers Alike

    Do you play video games? What is the central theme in each game? Collecting points? Now imagine these points as virtues; designed to attack the bad guys - also known as vices. Seva is not just all work and no play. As I wash dishes, help with langgar, mop floors etc, I am on the path of...
  2. spnadmin

    Humility Is Not

    This article intrigued me; it provoked some thought about whether humility is the absence of pride. Many questions followed. Is humility expressed in our deeds or in our words? Is humility the cultivation of self-abasement? Is humility always a good thing in every circumstance. Is humility...
  3. Ambarsaria

    Guru Nanak Dev Ji Being Asked: How To Tackle The Hardest Tasks With Humility … 12

    Here the series of questions deal with issues of ego. It is depicted by the Sidhs as hard as steel to get rid of. They metaphorically ask how the humbleness and humility can crack such an impossible hardened state. The questions are driven by the many such impediments and how a humble...
  4. Kanwaljit.Singh

    Weapons Of Humility

    From: Ranjeet Singh <singhkartaar@gmail.com> To: hyderabad_sikhs@yahoogroups.com ਗਰੀਬੀ ਗਦਾ ਹਮਾਰੀ ॥ ਗਰੀਬੀ = ਨਿਮ੍ਰਤਾ-ਸੁਭਾਉ। ਗਦਾ = ਗੁਰਜ। Humility is considered as Gadda(weapon) by Guru ji. its difficult to define "Gareebi" ,and even harder to keep it inside everytime. Gareebi is like not...
  5. R

    Guru As A Medium Used By God

    Hi, Basically, I wanted to know the meanings of: 1. "mein apan bol na jaanda mein keha sab hukmai jiyo " 2. "Jaise mein aavey khasam ki bani, taisda karin gyan veh lalo." I think they have been said by Guru Nanak and are a part of the Granth Sahib. What exactly do they mean and what is the...
  6. Admin

    SIKH: S For Spirituality, I For Individuality, K For Knowledge And H For Humility

    The word Sikh goes back to the Sanskrit word 'shishya' meaning a learner or disciple; the word has different spelling as sikkha or siksa meaning a pupil or one under training in a religious doctrine. According to the Sikh Gurdwaras Act of 1925 passed by the Punjab legislature: "Sikh means a...
  7. Admin

    Sakhis Humility

    Once the elder son of Guru Nanak Sahib Jee went to Amritsar to visit Guru Raam Daas Sahib Jee, the fourth heir to the throne of Guru Nanak Sahib Jee. Baba Sri Chand Jee tried to belittle and laugh at the Guru. He said, "O Raam Daas! Why is your beard so long?" The Guru replied "I have a long...
  8. J

    Cultivating Humility

    Please list any suggestions you may have in cultivating humility (Nimrata). I have found that being quiet and talking less helps. It helps because you listen to what is being said, instead of throwing your quick opinion out there that you know more.
  9. S


    Ashtapadee: One who has the pride of power within, shall dwell in hell, and become a dog. One who deems himself to have the beauty of youth, shall become a maggot in manure. One who claims to act virtuously, shall live and die, wandering through countless reincarnations. One who takes pride in...
  10. Astroboy

    Pride And Humility

    Pride and Humility explained:- In general, pride and humility do oppose each other, but only when applied in the same respect. One can be proud of his success while humble when looking at the path left to travel. Likewise, it seems rational to be proud of one's strengths while being humble about...
  11. S

    Advice To Seekers As Per Gurmat

    AwigAwkwrI bpurw jIau ] (277-13, gauVI suKmnI, mÚ 5) The helpless beings are subject to His Command. jo iqsu BwvY soeI Puin QIau ] (277-13, gauVI suKmnI, mÚ 5) That which pleases Him, ultimately comes to pass. kbhU aUc nIc mih bsY ] (277-13, gauVI suKmnI, mÚ 5) Sometimes, they abide in...
  12. Archived_Member16

    The Power Of Humility

    The power of humility In genuine humility, there is enormous power. Free yourself from the demands of your ego, and there is no limit to where you can go. Let go of your desire to control others, and you vastly improve the ability to control, focus and direct your own actions. Let go of...
  13. Archived_Member16


    This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Gauree on Pannaa 278 koit krm krY hau Dwry ] sRmu pwvY sgly ibrQwry ] Aink qpisAw kry AhMkwr ] nrk surg iPir iPir Avqwr ] Aink jqn kir Awqm nhI dRvY ] hir drgh khu kYsy gvY ] Awps kau jo Blw khwvY ] iqsih BlweI inkit n AwvY ] srb kI ryn jw kw mnu...