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  1. A_seeker

    Rationalism A Speech On Spirituality By Javed Aktar

    I am quite sure ladies and gentlemen, that in this august assembly nobody would envy my position at this moment. Speaking after such a charismatic and formidable personality like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is like coming out of the pavilion to play after Tendulkar has made a sparkling century. But in...
  2. Dr Karminder Singh

    Politics Corrupted Clergy, Corrupted Spiritualties

    ਸਿਵ ਸਿਵ ਕਰਤੇ ਜੋ ਨਰੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥ Shiv Shiv Kartey Jo Nur Dhiavey Corrupted Clergy, Corrupted Spirituality Dr Karminder Singh, PhD (Boston). This Shabd is found on page 874 of the SGGS ji. First, the CONTEXT. The systematic corruption of spirituality by the clergy is a phenomenon that cuts...
  3. Rajveer_97

    What Counts As "sangat" To You?

    The way I see sangat is anyone that shares the goal of finding The One, spiritual enlightnment and lives a life of love. For me sangat goes beyond religious labels, how about you? What do you think? Do you share a similar view? Or is sangat for you only those who are Sikhs? Would love to hear...
  4. Admin

    Sikhi Quasi-Pragmatists And Quasi-Spiritualists, Care To Explain?

    Gurfateh Ji Recently, our learned members coined and introduced two new groups to Sikh school of thought to create and enhance unity amongst the Sikhs. Not only did they coined the new groups they also joined and designated a few to one group or the other! Group 1. Quasi-Pragmatists; Group 2...
  5. Sherdil

    Phantom Noises Heard In The Morning

    Some people claim to hear strange noises during early morning and meditation. They consider it to be a manifestation of the Anhaad Naad. How can this be if the Dasam Duaar (10th gate), through which we enter the Lord's abode, is only opened after one overcomes the pull of Maya on the other 9...
  6. Admin

    Sikhism Book Review : Sikhism And Spirituality By Rabinder Singh

    About the Author: Rabinder Singh Bhamra was born in 1940 and raised in the city of Amritsar in Punjab, India into an industrial family. He grew up with an interest in the fine arts and finished his college education at Khalsa College, Amritsar with a Bachelor of the Arts. Later, the author did...
  7. Ishna

    Spiritual The Spiritual, Part One

    Apologies, this series of posts will be a bit rambly. Over the past year and a half, much has changed in my life. I've been learning about Sikhi since 2002, and became serious about it in 2008. Between 2008 and 2014 I enquired about khande di pahul, kept my kesh, attended Gurdwara for a...
  8. A

    Radhe Maa

    She seems to be a Sikh by origin, but now claims to be a Guru. Most followers in Mumbai are Hindus. Is she a Real Guru?? The dancing god-woman Radhe Maa, currently in news for her alleged involvement in a dowry case, stitched clothes to supplement her husband's meagre income from a sweets shop...
  9. Ishna

    S Asia Naam Ras 2014: Spiritual Sikh Event Draws More Non-Sikhs

    Naam Ras 2014: Spiritual Sikh Event Draws More Non-Sikhs tabla! Friday, Jan 02, 2015 http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/naam-ras-2014-spiritual-sikh-event-draws-more-non-sikhs Held at the Singapore Expo Hall from Dec 25 to 28, Naam Ras Kirtan Darbar 2014 brought thousands of people from...
  10. Harkiran Kaur

    Debate: Spiritual Vs Non Spiritual Interpretation Of Gurbani

    I put this in the Hard Talk section for a reason... there seems to be a great divide in what should be a basic tenet of Sikhi. That being the interpretation of Gurbani with regards to a spiritual existence, God, and reincarnation (for lack of a better word). There seem to be two main groups...
  11. Dr Karminder Singh

    Akhand Paath: Ritual Or Spiritual?

    Akhand Paath Ritual or Spiritual? Karminder Singh Dhillon, PhD (Boston), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia THE SIKH REHAT MARYADA (SRM) stipulation for the akhand paath begins as follows: (a) ਅਖੰਡ ਪਾਠ ਕਿਸੇ ਭੀੜ ਜਾਂ ਉਤਸ਼ਾਹ ਵੇਲੇ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਂਦਾਂ ਹੈ।[1] This stipulation provides the two conditions...
  12. L

    Western World And A Spiritual Way Of Life

    Okay here goes my story...I am 28 have lived a fair bit of my life in the west(UK and Canada)....I was brought up in a very spiritual environment(I wont say religious because no one is baptized in my family) and because of this, I do not drink, smoke or eat meat....which sounds easier then done...
  13. spnadmin

    Heritage Sikh Art: Reflections Of A Unique Spiritual, Secular Sikhism Identity

    Sikh Art: Reflections Of A Unique Spiritual, Secular Sikhism Identity See remarkable Photo Gallery at this link http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/12/sikh-art_n_1761653.html While Sikh art largely celebrates the unique spiritual and secular identity of the Sikh people, it also...
  14. namjiwankaur

    Sufism Quote On Spiritual Languages Of Religion

    Sat nam _/|\_ For those who think that all Sufis promote Islam as "the only religion", Lex Hixon will be a big surprise. He was able to be deeply immersed in several traditions during his lifetime. What I quote below shows that if we stop looking at the languages of different religions and...
  15. namjiwankaur

    Using Spiritual Name As A Username

    Is there a way to change my username here? I would like to start using the spiritual name I have received. I'm sorry if I brought this up at the wrong place, couldn't find anything on it when I did a search of the site. <3
  16. findingmyway

    The Subtle Fervency Of The Feminine Persona: A Consonance Of Thought And Deed In The Indefatigable S

    The Subtle Fervency of the feminine persona: A consonance of thought and deed in the indefatigable Sikh Woman in her Spiritual Journey in the Scripture Puneet Randhawa AOSS...
  17. Kanwaljit.Singh

    India Should Spiritual Masters Voice Political Opinion?

    More than 300 years after establishment of Khalsa, people are debating whether spiritual masters can guide people in political matters? There has been an ongoing debate over whether spiritual masters should voice political opinion. While some feel they should stay away from political matters...
  18. Tejwant Singh

    Interfaith Forum 2011 - "Religious" Principles And "Spiritual" Development

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PL3EF8C217C1869334&amp;hl=en_US" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> “Religious” Principles and “Spiritual” Development Good Evening. "Ik Ong Kaar. There is One Source of All. This One Source...
  19. K

    Christianity Christians In China: Is The Country In Spiritual Crisis?

    More people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe. Many of China's churches are overflowing, as the number of Christians in the country multiplies. In the past, repression drove people to convert - is the cause now rampant capitalism? It is impossible to say how many...
  20. spnadmin

    20 Spiritual Questions From The 'Holy Land' (a Photo Essay)