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GPSB

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Sri Akal Sahaye,
Sri Bhagauti Ji Sahaye.
Das is a student of law, at Punjabi University Patiala, with lay reading in philosophy, cosmology, atheism and religion.

Das has first affiliations to Gurmat which i believe to be the best way and practice to live meaningfully.
 

tinaseeking

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Mar 15, 2017
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Hello everyone. I can't believe I first joined in 2017! So much has happened, I've been trying to learn but now I'm drawn to Karminder Singh in particular. I'll continue to read and study, and will ask for help along the way.
I'm 57 and from England. Finding the language barrier a hurdle! Thanks for being here.
 
Jan 5, 2020
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Hello everyone. I have had an interest in different beliefs. Since I have been running across a lot of Sikhs in my community I thought it would be interesting to look deeper into what the Sikhs believe. The Wikipedia read was enough to encourage a deeper look since some of the beliefs appear to resonate with my own Deism.

I came here looking for a good English translation of the holy texts for starters--only time will show us where this will lead.
 
Jan 12, 2020
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Sat Nam
Mi nombre es Sukjmani Kaur Khalsa, vivo en Guadalajara, Jal., México
Soy Contador Publico titulado, con mas de 30 años de experiencia y soy Medico Naturista con especialidad en nutrición, con 16 años de experiencia y tambien Terapeuta Holistico con 15 años de experiencia, soy Instructora Yoga y meditación desde 2004.
Mi edad: tengo 64 años, nací el 8 de Abril de 1955 en la ciudad de Los Mochis, municipio de Ahome, Sinaloa, Mèxico
y ahorita estoy convaleciente de una operación de mis pies, pero el especialista dice que en 2 o tres meses ya podré incorporarme a mis actividades normales.
Soy soltera y no tengo hijos, pero tengo muchos sobrinos y sobrino-nietos.
Me gusta: orar, meditar, leer, nadar, practicar yoga y viajar
Saludos a toda la comunidad,

Con amor

Sukjmani......

Sat nam
My name is Sukjmani Kaur Khalsa, I live in Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
I am a Certified Public Accountant, with more than 30 years of experience and I am a Naturopathic Physician with a specialty in nutrition, with 16 years of experience and also a Holistic Therapist with 15 years of experience, I am a Yoga and Meditation Instructor since 2004.
My age: I am 64 years old, I was born on April 8, 1955 in the city of Los Mochis, municipality of Ahome, Sinaloa, Mexico
and right now I am convalescent of an operation of my feet, but the specialist says that in 2 or three months I will be able to join my normal activities.
I am single and do not have children, but I have many nephews and nephew-grandchildren.
I like: pray, meditate, read, swim, practice yoga and travel
Greetings to the whole community,

With love
 
Jan 12, 2020
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Soy Sukjmani Kaur Khalsa
Vivo en Guadalajara, Jal. y estoy interesada en aprender a escribir y leer Gurmukhi
y tambien me interesa aprender a hablar y escribir Punjab
 

Gori2020

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Jan 18, 2020
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Hi! I tried to write this message here but totally accidently sent it to the "contact us"
I'm a younger female from the American South and a Christian background. I'm interested in Sikhi and don't know where to get started/where to go from where I am. Some few years ago I went to a gurdwara on a regular basis for about a month and a half, and I want to go back but won't be able to until late fall of this year at the earliest. I really like listening to prayers in the morning and evening times, and shabads with English translation in between.
I also have an interest in Punjabi language and culture in general. I'd love to visit the Punjab someday and see the Golden Temple. I'm having a hard time finding resources to learn Punjabi.
 

kidsama

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Jan 18, 2020
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Soy Sukjmani Kaur Khalsa
Vivo en Guadalajara, Jal. y estoy interesada en aprender a escribir y leer Gurmukhi
y tambien me interesa aprender a hablar y escribir Punjab
hola. yo aprendir espanol para mi escuela. Yo vivo en California. Yo puedo leer Gurmukhi. Yo soy de Punjab.
 

kidsama

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Hello everyone. Although I was born in a Sikh family, I am relatively new to sikhi. I got into sikhi the past year, when I was at a really low point in life. I heard some path and it gave me so much knowledge in a short amount of time, I started feeling blessed. "Dukh daru sukh rog paya" "Andro jin ka moho tuta tin ka shabad sache savarea". Right now I am progressing in Sikhi and spiritually at my own pace while trying to balance this with material life.
 

kidsama

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Hi! I tried to write this message here but totally accidently sent it to the "contact us"
I'm a younger female from the American South and a Christian background. I'm interested in Sikhi and don't know where to get started/where to go from where I am. Some few years ago I went to a gurdwara on a regular basis for about a month and a half, and I want to go back but won't be able to until late fall of this year at the earliest. I really like listening to prayers in the morning and evening times, and shabads with English translation in between.
I also have an interest in Punjabi language and culture in general. I'd love to visit the Punjab someday and see the Golden Temple. I'm having a hard time finding resources to learn Punjabi.
hi, you seem to know enough punjabi to call yourself "Gori" haha. Idk about learning punjabi, I would imagine that would be kinda tough. But I would start off right with Gurbani. Listen to shabads or bani's with english translation, and in roman english so you can sing along. you can pick up on some words, gain a lot of spiritual knowledge and learn about sikhi right from gurbani instead of reading articles (nothing wrong that, btw).
Like this Shabad,
Rasna means Tongue, Jap means to chant, and Japti means chanting. Tuhi Tuhi means you and only you. See you can already read and sing gurbani :)
 

Gori2020

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Jan 18, 2020
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hi, you seem to know enough punjabi to call yourself "Gori" haha. Idk about learning punjabi, I would imagine that would be kinda tough. But I would start off right with Gurbani. Listen to shabads or bani's with english translation, and in roman english so you can sing along. you can pick up on some words, gain a lot of spiritual knowledge and learn about sikhi right from gurbani instead of reading articles (nothing wrong that, btw).
Like this Shabad,
Rasna means Tongue, Jap means to chant, and Japti means chanting. Tuhi Tuhi means you and only you. See you can already read and sing gurbani :)
Haha yes that was one of the terms I've picked up :p
Yaay thank you for sharing shabads. I love listening to them and found a website with Guru Granth Sahib and common shabads that have gurmukhi script + transliteration + English translation so then I can look up the shabad on YouTube and even if the video doesn't have the translation it's relatively easy to follow along using the pages from the website. Since there is a lot of repetion and commonly used phrases I'm able to pick on certain words through listening.
It's respectful/advised to cover your head when listening to shabads and recitions of Granth Sahib, right? Right now I still shave & wax because I work out and swim and so my legs, underarms etc are regularly exposed in public. I feel that as I go further down the path I'll eventually get to the point where I don't, and then I'll start to modify my clothing to accommodate, but for now would that impede spiritual/contradict progression? I know there's also unbaptized full-on Sikhs out there who wax, shave, and pluck even though it goes against teaching, and I'm sure they still pray and listen to gurbani.
 

kidsama

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It's respectful/advised to cover your head when listening to shabads and recitions of Granth Sahib, right? Right now I still shave & wax because I work out and swim and so my legs, underarms etc are regularly exposed in public. I feel that as I go further down the path I'll eventually get to the point where I don't, and then I'll start to modify my clothing to accommodate, but for now would that impede spiritual/contradict progression? I know there's also unbaptized full-on Sikhs out there who wax, shave, and pluck even though it goes against teaching, and I'm sure they still pray and listen to gurbani.
oh wow, you are quite ahead, not completely new. Kes is given very high importance in Sikhi, right from Guru Nanak Dev Ji. All the Bhagats (saints) who's bani is in SGGS are Kessdhari (had uncut hair) even though they were from various religious backgrounds, and some weren't even religious. Kes mostly refers to the hair on the head. Although an amritdhari sikh (sikh who has taken amrit) doesn't cut any body hair also.

So for you I would not cut the hair on the head anymore and allow it to reach it full length. As for body hair that's up to you and your own Sharda (faith and your spiritual level). I am a guy so its easy for me.

I started covering my head since last month normally now. Before sometimes I would cover my head when listening to gurbani or shabad sometimes not. But always I covered my head when reciting gurbani. It is considered respectful to cover your head when listening to gurbani.
 

Harry Haller

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oh wow, you are quite ahead, not completely new. Kes is given very high importance in Sikhi, right from Guru Nanak Dev Ji. All the Bhagats (saints) who's bani is in SGGS are Kessdhari (had uncut hair) even though they were from various religious backgrounds, and some weren't even religious. Kes mostly refers to the hair on the head. Although an amritdhari sikh (sikh who has taken amrit) doesn't cut any body hair also.
yes, kes is hugely important, much more important than say integrity and honesty, as long as you have your hair, (on your head, obviously, anywhere does not really matter as no one checks!), you can pretty much do what you like!
 

manjeet1912

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Manjeet Kaur, Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. I am an architect and Urban Planner retired in 2009 after working for nearly 40 years on two continents; briefly in India and mostly in USA. Now I devote my time in India & USA. I recently joined the Sikh Philosophy group

in 1989, I had a car accident (fortunately not a severe one) which gave me an opportunity to reflect my life. One day while reading Ananad Sahib, I was inspired to take Amrit which I did in 1989. The fact that I had an accident and having taken Amrit became the turning point in my life. I started soul searching and doing Sahej Path more regularly.

I have been blessed to be born in a Sikh family where my father was a role model of ‘compassion’ and mother a ‘pillar of strength’. We grew up doing path with my mother and older sister. My brother who always in search of Gurmukhs introduced us sisters to Baba Iqbal Singh, Master Gursevak Singh Bauji Jaswant Singh, Babaji Seva Singh of Khadoor Sahib. While I met and have deep respect for these Gurmukhs, but I worshiped, read and followed only Guru Granths Sahib as my guiding light. I look forward to learning more from this group.
Guru Fateh!
 

Sikhilove1

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Aug 14, 2019
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Manjeet Kaur, Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. I am an architect and Urban Planner retired in 2009 after working for nearly 40 years on two continents; briefly in India and mostly in USA. Now I devote my time in India & USA. I recently joined the Sikh Philosophy group

in 1989, I had a car accident (fortunately not a severe one) which gave me an opportunity to reflect my life. One day while reading Ananad Sahib, I was inspired to take Amrit which I did in 1989. The fact that I had an accident and having taken Amrit became the turning point in my life. I started soul searching and doing Sahej Path more regularly.

I have been blessed to be born in a Sikh family where my father was a role model of ‘compassion’ and mother a ‘pillar of strength’. We grew up doing path with my mother and older sister. My brother who always in search of Gurmukhs introduced us sisters to Baba Iqbal Singh, Master Gursevak Singh Bauji Jaswant Singh, Babaji Seva Singh of Khadoor Sahib. While I met and have deep respect for these Gurmukhs, but I worshiped, read and followed only Guru Granths Sahib as my guiding light. I look forward to learning more from this group.
Guru Fateh!
Just be good and internally pure, that’s what matters
 

Guglani

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Dec 28, 2006
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Hi! I tried to write this message here but totally accidently sent it to the "contact us"
I'm a younger female from the American South and a Christian background. I'm interested in Sikhi and don't know where to get started/where to go from where I am. Some few years ago I went to a gurdwara on a regular basis for about a month and a half, and I want to go back but won't be able to until late fall of this year at the earliest. I really like listening to prayers in the morning and evening times, and shabads with English translation in between.
I also have an interest in Punjabi language and culture in general. I'd love to visit the Punjab someday and see the Golden Temple. I'm having a hard time finding resources to learn Punjabi.
eLearnpunjabi :: An Online Platform to Learn Punjabi. Please visit punjabi learning site of punjabi university if it helps you
 

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