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  1. S

    Meaning Of The Shabad In This Video

    Can anybody elaborate the meaning of the shabad in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyQ3tLpwVgM
  2. Ishna

    'Begging' In Gurbani

    So, in a thread about prayer, Admin ji, Lucky ji and I took a short detour about 'begging'. The detour started here (for the really curious SPNers :grinningkaur:). Anyway, long story short, I said: And Admin ji said: Admin ji also suggested that Vedic/Christian overtones in the...
  3. Luckysingh

    Sadh Sangat: What Does It Mean To You?

    I feel that it would be interesting and important to discuss what 'sadh sangat' really means. What we think or assume it means and what it means to us individually. In gurbani it is mentioned many times that we should have the company of sadh sangat. It is often stated that in this company we...
  4. Ishna

    What Is The Meaning And Purpose Of Khalsa Today?

    What is the meaning and purpose of Khalsa today, especially in the context of the global Sikh community? Is the purpose the same now as it was in 1699? Is there any meaning left behind the khalsa identity given the divisions within Sikhi and as someone else here recently mentioned the lack...
  5. Taranjeet singh

    Meaning Of Shabad

    I could not understand the overall message contained in the following shabad that appears on ang 1300. Kindly help. ਕਾਨੜਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ Kaanraa, Fifth Mehl: ਸਾਧ ਸਰਨਿ ਚਰਨ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਇਆ ॥ In the Sanctuary of the Holy, I focus my consciousness on the Lord's Feet. ਸੁਪਨ ਕੀ ਬਾਤ ਸੁਨੀ ਪੇਖੀ ਸੁਪਨਾ ਨਾਮ ਮੰਤ੍ਰੁ...
  6. N

    Understanding Gurbani - Meaning Of Rahao

    What i understood the meaning of ' rahao' in gurbani is to pause then why do we speak it when reading gurbani kindly explain this please nanhi
  7. I

    Meaning And Explanation

    can any one explain me what these lines mean: vali inka ajab bhayo hai inko aape riyat dayo hai gazab asar tis ka hum dekha buzdil hovat singh bisekha had na din bhar pivahi bani siyal na raakhhi agan nisaani baithat sovah chalte khavhe gram kisi main tikan na paavhi.
  8. findingmyway

    Shabad in Focus

    In an attempt to bring more Gurbani into our lives it would be great to analyse one shabad every week. It will be wonderful to get your thoughts about what the shabad is telling us and how we can implement it into our lives. The more contributors, the more we learn! This is my interpretation...
  9. Ishna

    In Gurbani, Is It 'Karma' Or 'Actions' ?

    Greetings Was reading this shalok: ਸਲੋਕ ॥ Salok. Shalok: ਗੁਰ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਗੋਪਾਲ ਗੁਰ ਗੁਰ ਪੂਰਨ ਨਾਰਾਇਣਹ ॥ Gur gobinḏ gopāl gur gur pūran nārā▫iṇėh. The Guru is the Lord of the Universe; the Guru is the Lord of the world; the Guru is the Perfect Pervading Lord God. ਗੁਰ ਦਇਆਲ ਸਮਰਥ ਗੁਰ...
  10. H

    Mystery Of Meaning Of Death In Sikhism

    scientist all over were studying the mystery of death, thru NDE, near death experiences.. but that was actually not a true death experience because the etheric silver cord was still connected to the physical body. it was a vey limited experience.. from the below verses we can see nanak ji...
  11. J


    Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji ki Fateh. sadh sangat ji. i would like to ask two questions in this thread. after the first one has been answered i will proceed on the the next one. quite simply, what does Waheguru mean. :)
  12. Rory

    Solid Meaning Of The 5 Kakaars

    The 5 Ks are obviously a very important way of reminding us about Waheguru throughout the day, and I think most of us attest to understanding the meaning behind the 5 Ks, but do we really? I've read many different interpretations for each of the 5 Ks. Some are very clear and some are not...
  13. Ishna

    Learn Punjabi What Is The Meaning Of The Word 'lehu' (ਲੇਹੁ)

    Gurfateh What is the meaning or significance of the word lehu (ਲੇਹੁ)? Example in a sentence: ਬਿਨਵੰਤਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਰਣਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਰਖਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਆਵਣ ਜਾਣਾ ॥੧॥ Binvanṯ Nānak saraṇ ṯerī rakẖ leho āvaṇ jāṇā. ||1|| Prays Nanak, I seek Your Sanctuary - please save me from coming and going in...
  14. P

    Meaning Of This Shabad Please Ang 388

    Dear friends, please share what you understand from this shabad. ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ Aasaa, Fifth Mehl: ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਅਖਰ ਦੁਇ ਇਹ ਮਾਲਾ ॥ These two words, Har, Har, make up my maalaa. ਜਪਤ ਜਪਤ ਭਏ ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲਾ ॥੧॥ Continually chanting and reciting this rosary, God has become merciful to me, His humble servant...
  15. K

    Meaning Of Shabad - Prem Patolā Tai Sėh Diṯā Dẖakaṇ Kū Paṯ Merī

    Could anyone tell me meaning of this shabad..... "prem patola teh sheh dita, dhakan kooh pat meri"
  16. Scarlet Pimpernel

    Leisure The Un-named Path

    Guru Nanak gave us a true profound wisdom concerning the essence of what it is to be truly religious.This school of learning has now become an identity in itself, all True Religions have Truth in Common and are universally opposed to the same things, but we rarely talk about this, perhaps we are...
  17. SinghWeapon

    What Does It Mean To Be A Singh?

    I want to ask all of you, can you FEEL the singh in you? The passion, the untamed power, the strength, and the spirit? You know what I mean. Tell me please, where does it come from? How does it feel? What do you want to do with it...? Ill share my own later in this thread aswell. People do...
  18. findingmyway

    Sidh Gosht - An Alternative Translation

    Everywhere I look for an interpretation of Sidh Gosht I see the same English translation which I find confusing and which doesn't adequately get the message across. I thought it would be good to have a go at interpreting it with the SPN sangat to get a more in depth sense of what Guru Nanak Dev...
  19. Ishna

    What Is The Meaning Of These Phrases?

    Greetings Can someone please explain what these two terms mean: To be a sacrifice, as in "I am a sacrifice to the True Guru" and To have ones honour preserved, as in "He Himself preserves the honour of His devotees". I think they may be Punjabi idioms like having ones destiny...
  20. findingmyway

    Three Qualities Of Maya

    There is a shabad on ang 33 that has one section which I cannot fathom and would appreciate some help. I understand the general gist of the shabad - it is that we can connect to Naam through following the path of the Guru Granth Sahib ji (discussed in more detail here...