Eminent Educationist and Excellent Proponent of Sikhism - Dr. Devinder Singh Sekhon
Dr. Devinder Pal Singh
Center for Understanding Sikhism,
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Dr. Devinder Singh Sekhon was born in...
Has any reader experienced being told in a gurdwara ‘Kintu Prantu Na Karo’ (DO NOT QUESTION) just say ‘Haanji, Sat Bachan, Sat Bachan’ (YES, YES JI)?
But wait a minute, didn’t Baba Nanak write his Q & A discourse (Sidh Ghost) after his journey to search the path of truthfulness by QUESTIONING...
I know that this is uh a bit controversial and all that. Seriously, I do not want to cause any argument and all that, but I am having trouble in believing god in all that. I don't even know that he even exists or not, because there are people who are insane or in cults like ISIS killing people...
Dear Seekers of the Truth to Oneness :
For key terms such as Naam and Hukam is there "community/expert" consensus on the origin, elements, structure , function and application of the meaning of these foundational/fundamental terms that appear in the SGGS, specifically as they were used at...
Guru Nanak's Methodology of Finding Truth
Col Dalvinder Singh Grewal
Concept of Ultimate Truth
The ultimate truth is the one that is permanent and does not change. It is 'the Lord alone that is permanent and unchangeable'. Hence the Lord is the ultimate truth and nothing else. …True is...
Four people came up to a tree.
The first person asked the tree for shade, and the tree provide the person with shade.
The second person asked the tree for beautiful flowers, and the tree gave the person beautiful flowers.
The third person asked the tree for fruit, and the tree gave the person...
Naam Ras 2014: Spiritual Sikh Event Draws More Non-Sikhs
tabla! Friday, Jan 02, 2015
Held at the Singapore Expo Hall from Dec 25 to 28, Naam Ras Kirtan Darbar 2014 brought thousands of people from...
What is Naam? I have seen many people talk about Naam Simran. They advocate repeating the name "Waheguru, Waheguru" again and again. They claim it is a way to connect to the divine and experience the creator. However, what makes this form of chanting different from the other forms practiced...
I was reading T. Singh Ji's article The Guru: Meaning and Business of the Guru (available here), when I came upon this paragraph:
As discussed in detail in Part 1 of this Reflection, whenever there is a mention of Guru or Satguru in the Gurbani, it points only towards the non-dual Divine...
It is generally believed that the Sanskrit word naam, the English word 'name' and the Sikh term Naam as used in Gurbani are synonymous. A deeper study reveals that the word Naam as used in the Sikh scripture is of a somewhat different nature and has a more comprehensive spiritual and divine...
Both Naam and Sacha Naam appear in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. I am quoting a Paudi that appears on Ang 312 that contains Sacha/sach Nao etc.
ਸਚੁ ਸੁਤਿਆ ਜਿਨੀ ਅਰਾਧਿਆ ਜਾ ਉਠੇ ਤਾ ਸਚੁ ਚਵੇ ॥
Those who dwell upon the True Lord while asleep, utter the True Name when they are awake.
Ang 690 - Har Jeeo Kirapaa Karae Thaa Naam Dhhiaaeeai Jeeo | ਹਰਿ ਜੀਉ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰੇ ਤਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਈਐ ਜੀਉ
This shabad uses the word ਜੀਉ frequently, it is written as if Guru Ram Das is talking to a friend (us). What do you think is the significance of this?
Meanings of individual words given below...
]This is a shabad mentioned by respected member Gyani ji a few times so I was keen to explore further. I have given the shabad and literal word meanings. Please have a go at putting these together and share your understanding of what you think the shabad is telling us. Please share how the...
This shabad is from Ang 713, continuing from the one 2 weeks ago Shabad Of The Week: Neeke Gun Gaao Mitthee Rog
Shabad posted followed by literal word meanings. Where possible these have been taken from Prof Sahib Singh, otherwise from a Panjabi dictionary. Please correct any that you feel are...
By the 5th Guru Arjan Dev, the shabad is on Ang 616 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, translation by Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa.
ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
Soraṯẖ mėhlā 5.
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਹੋਆ ਸਹਾਈ ਕਥਾ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਸੁਖਦਾਈ ॥
Pārbarahm ho▫ā sahā▫ī kathā kīrṯan sukẖ▫ḏā▫ī.
The Supreme Lord God has become my...
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Without Naam Simran, one cannot achieve salvation. Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji stresses this in his simple message of Jaap Naam, work honestly and share your earnings.
There’s a lot of focus on attending the Gurdwara Sahib and...
Bani of Sant Kabir Das, Shabad #6, starts in the middle of page 324.
Introduction: What has to be present in any lifestyle if one wants to merge with Ram?
ਗਉੜੀ ਕਬੀਰ ਜੀ ॥
Raag Gaurhi Kabir ji
ਨਗਨ ਫਿਰਤ ਜੌ ਪਾਈਐ ਜੋਗੁ ॥
ਬਨ ਕਾ ਮਿਰਗੁ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਸਭੁ ਹੋਗੁ ॥੧॥
If Yog could be obtained by...
Sat Naam _/|\_
I have listened to this about 20 times tonight. It leaves me feeling sooooo....I can't explain with words....just very deep inside my spirit...sad and sweet at the same time.
Anyway, could someone help me locate this in transliteration and also in English.
Sat Sri Akal
I'm really happy with how things are going. So far I'm listening to Nitnem both in the morning and evening. I have been using mostly English versions, but there have been so many awesome traditional ones I've discovered online also.
Are their specific things Sikhs do during...