Saturday, October 25, 2008

Singapore Float Parade- 300 saal Guru de Naal

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Last Sunday, on 19th Oct 2008, Singapore Sikh community celebrated Float Parade (Sort of Nagar Kirtan) on ocassion of 300 saala.
Waheguru ji gave me the opportunity to be part of the Parade..
On 18th replica of sachkhand siri hazoor sahib as a float came to silat road gurudwara sahib.... see yourself....

Replica of takhat Hazoor sahib coming to silat road gurudwara for Prakash of SGGS and Nishan sahib

Ardas being performed for taking permission of doing prakash and installing Nishan sahib in presence of panj payare

On 19th Oct 08, Float parade started with first halt at Gurudwara Yishun Sahib. since it is near to my place so i took MRT and reached Khatb station, walk away from there is Gurudwara Yishun sahib.. Scheduled time for float was 9.30 am to 10.30 am... so i reached there dot on time at 9.30 am, wow, what a timing,,, it was very hot and scorching outside but sill there were long line to take mattha taken...waheguru ji.. thanks for giving bakhsish to saad sangat..

Saad sangat is waiting for their turn for "mattha taken".....

Waheguru Ji.... Spotted S. Inderjit Singh Ji, MP, Singapore (Standing with blue suit bibi behind Brown color suit bibi) He is inspirational source for Singapore sikh community.. waiting for his turn to do "mattha taken" in scorching heat.. Waheguruji always bless him and his family...

Spotted Ragi Anoop Singh Singh ji... Performs melodious kirtan...Wow... What a great click... one of the khalsas... looking gr8...

I have seen this ceremony first time... "panjj Payare" changing the guards... Yishun sahib "Panjj Payare" giving their 'sri sahib' and 'blue kamar bandh' to next gurudwara sahib's "panjj payare"...

Waheguru ji......

Bhul Chuk di khima...

Friday, October 24, 2008

300 saal guru de naal...

Waheguru ji ka khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

I am back... after long time i am writing the blog but now i am intended to update on regular basis.

First of all.. I am indebted to Almighty Waheguru Ji for his blessing and support to complete Sahej Paat on occasion of 300 saala. I am thankful to my family for their support particularly my wife.....

Sahej paath was completed with Saad sangat ji at Silat road Gurudwara Sahib on 20th Oct 2008. More than 40 persons completed sahej paath on same time.. waheguru ji bless all...

I will soon post pictures of float parade on this occasion at Singapore..

Bhul Chuk di Khima....

Saturday, June 14, 2008

ਨਿੰਦਉ ਨਿੰਦਉ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਲੋਗੁ ਨਿੰਦਉ ॥

Waheguru Ji Ka Kahalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

We were (Most of us), who brought up in Sikhism atmosphere, were taught that there are 5 bad habits or vices from which we should refrain at any cost and these five bad habits are kaam, karodh, lobh, moh, ahnkar… and we daily pray in our ardaas that “hey Almighty please save us from these five vices”..
Recitation and listening to that prayer become so mechanical that we set our mind on these vices only and feel guilty when any of the habit happen to occurs within us and we again pray “waheguru ji, Kaam, Krodh, Lobh Moh & Ahenkaar to baachana….”
And set our mind that Guru Ji asked us to stay away from only these five vices…
Then time comes, when we recite Sukhmani sahib and come to know that “Sant Ki Ninda” is another thing, from which we should refrain of as Bani says

ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਮਹਾ ਅਤਤਾਈ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint is the worst evil-doer.
ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਖਿਨੁ ਟਿਕਨੁ ਨ ਪਾਈ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint has not even a moment's rest.
ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਮਹਾ ਹਤਿਆਰਾ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint is a brutal butcher.
ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਪਰਮੇਸੁਰਿ ਮਾਰਾ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint is cursed by the Transcendent Lord.
ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਰਾਜ ਤੇ ਹੀਨੁ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint has no kingdom.
ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਦੁਖੀਆ ਅਰੁ ਦੀਨੁ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint becomes miserable and poor.
ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਨਿੰਦਕ ਕਉ ਸਰਬ ਰੋਗ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint contracts all diseases.
ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਨਿੰਦਕ ਕਉ ਸਦਾ ਬਿਜੋਗ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint is forever separated.
ਸੰਤ ਕੀ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਦੋਖ ਮਹਿ ਦੋਖੁ ॥
To slander a Saint is the worst sin of sins.
ਨਾਨਕ ਸੰਤ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਾ ਉਸ ਕਾ ਭੀ ਹੋਇ ਮੋਖੁ ॥੩॥
O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, then even this one may be liberated. ||3||

Again our elders limit us to refrain from “Sant ki Ninda” and keep on telling us in many occasion that do not slanders any sant and baba ji, even if you feel these baba or sants are not genuine….

We entirely forget that our Guru Ji asked us to refrain from any type of slanders to anyone and in many places in gurubani, Guru Ji reminds us…

ਗਉੜੀ ॥ गउड़ी ॥ Gauree:
ਨਿੰਦਉ ਨਿੰਦਉ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਲੋਗੁ ਨਿੰਦਉ ॥ निंदउ निंदउ मो कउ लोगु निंदउ ॥ Slander me, slander me - go ahead, people, and slander me.
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਜਨ ਕਉ ਖਰੀ ਪਿਆਰੀ ॥ निंदा जन कउ खरी पिआरी ॥ Slander is pleasing to the Lord's humble servant.
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਬਾਪੁ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਮਹਤਾਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ निंदा बापु निंदा महतारी ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥ Slander is my father, slander is my mother. ||1||Pause||
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਹੋਇ ਤ ਬੈਕੁੰਠਿ ਜਾਈਐ ॥ निंदा होइ त बैकुंठि जाईऐ ॥ If I am slandered, I go to heaven;
ਨਾਮੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਮਨਹਿ ਬਸਾਈਐ ॥ नामु पदारथु मनहि बसाईऐ ॥ the wealth of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides within my mind.
ਰਿਦੈ ਸੁਧ ਜਉ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਹੋਇ ॥ रिदै सुध जउ निंदा होइ ॥ If my heart is pure, and I am slandered,
ਹਮਰੇ ਕਪਰੇ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਧੋਇ ॥੧॥ हमरे कपरे निंदकु धोइ ॥१॥ then the slanderer washes my clothes. ||1||
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਕਰੈ ਸੁ ਹਮਰਾ ਮੀਤੁ ॥ निंदा करै सु हमरा मीतु ॥ One who slanders me is my friend;
ਨਿੰਦਕ ਮਾਹਿ ਹਮਾਰਾ ਚੀਤੁ ॥ निंदक माहि हमारा चीतु ॥ the slanderer is in my thoughts.
ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਸੋ ਜੋ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਹੋਰੈ ॥ निंदकु सो जो निंदा होरै ॥ The slanderer is the one who prevents me from being slandered.
ਹਮਰਾ ਜੀਵਨੁ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਲੋਰੈ ॥੨॥ हमरा जीवनु निंदकु लोरै ॥२॥ The slanderer wishes me long life. ||2||
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਹਮਰੀ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਆਰੁ ॥ निंदा हमरी प्रेम पिआरु ॥ I have love and affection for the slanderer.
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਹਮਰਾ ਕਰੈ ਉਧਾਰੁ ॥ निंदा हमरा करै उधारु ॥ Slander is my salvation.
ਜਨ ਕਬੀਰ ਕਉ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਸਾਰੁ ॥ जन कबीर कउ निंदा सारु ॥ Slander is the best thing for servant Kabeer.
ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਡੂਬਾ ਹਮ ਉਤਰੇ ਪਾਰਿ ॥੩॥੨੦॥੭੧॥ निंदकु डूबा हम उतरे पारि ॥३॥२०॥७१॥ The slanderer is drowned, while I am carried across. ||3||20||71||

But unfortunately, we find that our community in particular including our elders, peers, religious leaders and all are HIGHLY engross in slandering… you can find in all forms … mother in law & daughter in law then relatives Vs. Relatives, Neighbors Vs. Neighbors, Gurudwara committees members.. And list is countless.. Most of the time we keep our self busy in doing some or other kind of “ninda” of others
I was shocked to see one video where one group in hazzoori of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.. we discussing and supporting “dasam granth” with many leading knowledgeable gursikh (I Wish some one can provide link for that video) and slandering Prof. Darshan Singh Khalsa openly and when one speaker was speaking in favor of dasam granth by giving some very good examples from dasam granth but not saying any word about Prof. Sahib, then one organizer stood up and came to him and said in his ear(which is quite laudable ) that “ arre darshan singh baare kuch bolo “ (say something about darshan singh) and those all gathering are of knowledgeable gursikhs…

ਆਪਿ ਨ ਦੇਹਿ ਚੁਰੂ ਭਰਿ ਪਾਨੀ ॥
They do not offer even a handful of water,
ਤਿਹ ਨਿੰਦਹਿ ਜਿਹ ਗੰਗਾ ਆਨੀ ॥੨॥
while they slander the one who brought forth the Ganges. ||2||

So we should awake now and propagate guruji message that …..
Slandering, in any form and to any one is categorically advised to refrain from..

Bhul Chuk Di Khima....

Disclaimer:- During the gossips, many times i myself start slandering.. Guru Ji bless me and all of us so that we can spend gossip time or slandering time in Gurmat vichar with family, friends and community.
Because of excess slandering(among members, another religion, dasam granth etc.) in our cyber community like orkut's sikhism and sikh community, now many person dont feel like visiting those sites.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

ਗੁਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਜੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਅਖਾਏ .......

Waheguru Ji Ka Kahalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Guru ji bless us... With guru ji kirpa and blessing my first sahej paath of sri guru granth sahib ji progressing well.. je waheguru ji ne bakhshis rakhi taan 300 saale tak daas paath sahib poora kar sakega...
During doing paath, today i came accross these beautiful lines and pray to waheguru to bless all of us with this...

ਮਃ ੪ ॥
मः ४ ॥
Mehlā 4.
Fourth Mehl:

ਗੁਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਜੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਅਖਾਏ ਸੁ ਭਲਕੇ ਉਠਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥
गुर सतिगुर का जो सिखु अखाए सु भलके उठि हरि नामु धिआवै ॥
Gur saṯgur kā jo sikẖ akẖā­ė so bẖalkė uṯẖ har nām ḏẖi­āvai.
One who calls himself a Sikh of the Guru, the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord's Name.

ਉਦਮੁ ਕਰੇ ਭਲਕੇ ਪਰਭਾਤੀ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਕਰੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਰਿ ਨਾਵੈ ॥
उदमु करे भलके परभाती इसनानु करे अम्रित सरि नावै ॥
Uḏam karė bẖalkė parbẖāṯī isnān karė amriṯ sar nāvai.
Upon arising early in the morning, he is to bathe, and cleanse himself in the pool of nectar.

ਉਪਦੇਸਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਜਪੁ ਜਾਪੈ ਸਭਿ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਪਾਪ ਦੋਖ ਲਹਿ ਜਾਵੈ ॥
उपदेसि गुरू हरि हरि जपु जापै सभि किलविख पाप दोख लहि जावै ॥
Upḏės gurū har har jap jāpai sabẖ kilvikẖ pāp ḏokẖ leh jāvai.
Following the Instructions of the Guru, he is to chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. All sins, misdeeds and negativity shall be erased.

ਫਿਰਿ ਚੜੈ ਦਿਵਸੁ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਗਾਵੈ ਬਹਦਿਆ ਉਠਦਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥
फिरि चड़ै दिवसु गुरबाणी गावै बहदिआ उठदिआ हरि नामु धिआवै ॥
Fir cẖaṛai ḏivas gurbāṇī gāvai bahḏi­ā uṯẖ­ḏi­ā har nām ḏẖi­āvai.
Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; whether sitting down or standing up, he is to meditate on the Lord's Name.

ਜੋ ਸਾਸਿ ਗਿਰਾਸਿ ਧਿਆਏ ਮੇਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਸੋ ਗੁਰਸਿਖੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਮਨਿ ਭਾਵੈ ॥
जो सासि गिरासि धिआए मेरा हरि हरि सो गुरसिखु गुरू मनि भावै ॥
Jo sās girās ḏẖi­ā­ė mėrā har har so gursikẖ gurū man bẖāvai.
One who meditates on my Lord, Har, Har, with every breath and every morsel of food - that GurSikh becomes pleasing to the Guru's Mind.
ਜਿਸ ਨੋ ਦਇਆਲੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਮੇਰਾ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਗੁਰੂ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਸੁਣਾਵੈ ॥
जिस नो दइआलु होवै मेरा सुआमी तिसु गुरसिख गुरू उपदेसु सुणावै ॥
Jis no ḏa­i­āl hovai mėrā su­āmī ṯis gursikẖ gurū upḏės suṇāvai.
That person, unto whom my Lord and Master is kind and compassionate - upon that GurSikh, the Guru's Teachings are bestowed.

ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਧੂੜਿ ਮੰਗੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਕੀ ਜੋ ਆਪਿ ਜਪੈ ਅਵਰਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਵੈ ॥੨॥
जनु नानकु धूड़ि मंगै तिसु गुरसिख की जो आपि जपै अवरह नामु जपावै ॥२॥
Jan Nānak ḏẖūṛ mangai ṯis gursikẖ kī jo āp japai avrah nām japāvai. ||2||
Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of that GurSikh, who himself chants the Naam, and inspires others to chant it. ||2||

For this, i guess, i have to take first step to sleep early??? it is being said that you take one step toward guru and guru will take thousand steps toward you.... i know that our one step makes a differece... yes one step towards guru will make a lots of difference in your life.. at least happened with me..

Guru bless all of us.. and give courage to take steps towards him on continue basis...

Bhul chuk di Khima...

Friday, May 9, 2008

Is it true reflection?????

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
I was excited to see a booklet on sikhism at Wadda Gurudwara, Singapore and had all praise in my mind for management to educate sangat particularly non-sikh about sikhism so i took one copy for myself so that i can give to someone who wants to know about sikhism as this thin booklets is good way to start with

I started reading and found that it may confuse beginner about sikhism particularly the following excerpt from booklet seems to be highly objectionable at least to me.

i dont want to put myself in this controversy whether meat eating is ok in sikhism or not but i really found this a bit weird that it is propagated at gurudwaras. IS it True reflection???

Humble appeal to Central Sikh Gurudwara Board, Singapore(Publisher of the booklet) to withdraw these booklet in light of following gurmat vichar
ਕਬੀਰ ਭਾਂਗ ਮਾਛੁਲੀ ਸੁਰਾ ਪਾਨਿ ਜੋ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਖਾਂਹਿ ॥ਤੀਰਥ ਬਰਤ ਨੇਮ ਕੀਏ ਤੇ ਸਭੈ ਰਸਾਤਲਿ ਜਾਂਹਿ ॥੨੩੩॥
Kabīr bẖāʼng mācẖẖulī surā pān jo jo prānī kẖāʼnhi.Ŧirath baraṯ nėm kī­ė ṯė sabẖai rasāṯal jāʼnhi. 233"O Kabeer! Those mortals who consume marijuana, fish and wine - no matter what pilgrimages, fasts and rituals they follow, it all goes to waste and is of no use. 233"(Ang 1377)

Another point which looks a bit undigested is " Freedom of Worship" it says to practise whatever religion one wished and whatever way ... really so now we can do all brahamanical practices and rituals????
On Page 16 it says "Sikhs believe that one sikh is a sikh, two sikhs is an assembly, and five sikhs is God." is it really a true reflection of sikhism which is portrayed in this booklet??
Bhul Chuk Di Khima

Bhul Chuk Di Khima

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

300 saal guru de naal

Waheguru ji Ka Khalsa,

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

My brother, Parvinder Singh told me about the new "delar mahendi geet... 300 saal, guru de naal... "and after listening to it i immediately set it as my ring tone... it reminds me the big day and celebration coming in our way in Oct. 2008. On Vaishakhi, i went to "wadda Gurudwara" at Singapore and see the plans of Singapore community to celebrate "300 saala" it really very impressive and is being organised by all 7 gurudwaras at Singapore.. the best of it is to commit sehaj paath... gr8 and they are orgranising 2 hours x 2 days sahaj paath recitation every week at different gurudwara.. please see the schedule under Singapore gurudwara.

so on this Sunday phone rang and ring tone starts "300 saal guru de naal..." and it gave me thought that setting up ring tone and listening to geet etc is not really way to celebrate big occasion, this inspire me to commit one sahaj paath so that can celebrate big day in true Spirit.. though i have missed out 2 session at gurudwara sahib means approx 60 angs but i am hopeful that i can catch soon by doing sahaj paath at home but all if "satguru nadar kare"

let us join hand and celebrate 300 saala in big way... you can also commit... from mool mantra, japji sahib, sukhmani sahib or sahaj paath....

guru will help to do the task...

Bhul Chuk Di Khima....

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh
Beyond any doubt, it is true if you seek any answer from Guru, you will get it. Some time it happens that we get frustrated and some time some one convince to buy their ideas and you get confused. Are you Happy ? Don't you think, we should have more achievement(in terms of wealth)?
so you also start thinking and get confuse... same happen to me ... i was thinking and thinking after one small chit chat with friends.... hey how come some are so rich at such a young age? why not me? y some one earning triple what i earn? how? and after battling with m own thoughts for a long, i could not reach any decision and got confused...
the moment i remember Waheguru and seek answer from him, the following line came to my mind
"sagal sarisat ko raja dukhia" then in no time i came up with whole stanza from Internet and got my answer... ..... Dhan teri Sikhi...
ਸਗਲ ਸ੍ਰਿਸਟਿ ਕੋ ਰਾਜਾ ਦੁਖੀਆ
सगल स्रिसटि को राजा दुखीआ ॥
The rulers of the all the world are unhappy;
ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਤ ਹੋਇ ਸੁਖੀਆ
हरि का नामु जपत होइ सुखीआ ॥
one who chants the Name of the Lord becomes happy.
ਲਾਖ ਕਰੋਰੀ ਬੰਧੁ ਪਰੈ
लाख करोरी बंधु न परै
Acquiring hundreds of thousands and millions, your desires shall not be contained.
ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਤ ਨਿਸਤਰੈ
हरि का नामु जपत निसतरै
Chanting the Name of the Lord, you shall find release.
ਅਨਿਕ ਮਾਇਆ ਰੰਗ ਤਿਖ ਬੁਝਾਵੈ
अनिक माइआ रंग तिख न बुझावै ॥
By the countless pleasures of Maya, your thirst shall not be quenched.
ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਤ ਆਘਾਵੈ
हरि का नामु जपत आघावै ॥
Chanting the Name of the Lord, you shall be satisfied.
ਜਿਹ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਇਹੁ ਜਾਤ ਇਕੇਲਾ
जिह मारगि इहु जात इकेला ॥
Upon that path where you must go all alone,
ਤਹ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਸੰਗਿ ਹੋਤ ਸੁਹੇਲਾ
तह हरि नामु संगि होत सुहेला ॥
there, only the Lord's Name shall go with you to sustain you.
ਐਸਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਮਨ ਸਦਾ ਧਿਆਈਐ
ऐसा नामु मन सदा धिआईऐ ॥
On such a Name, O my mind, meditate forever.
ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਰਮ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੨॥
नानक गुरमुखि परम गति पाईऐ ॥२॥
O Nanak, as Gurmukh, you shall obtain the state of supreme dignity. 2

Monday, April 7, 2008

Bhai Jasbir Singh In Singapore continue....

7 Apr to 9 Apr- central Sikh Temple- 7 pm
10th Apr- Yishun- 7 pm
11th Apr to 14th Apr- Central Sikh Temple- 8 am and 7 pm
13th Apr- Pardesi dharmak Sabha- 9.45am
Come and bless with gurbani..
bhul chuk di khima..

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bhia Jasbir Singh Ji In singapore.. Conti..

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh
Yesterday got chance to catch Bhai sahib programme at Wadda Gurudwara, Singapore... He performed beautiful kirtan... some of the shabad he sung, are as follow
ਰਾਜ ਲੀਲਾ ਤੇਰੈ ਨਾਮਿ ਬਨਾਈ ॥ Rāj līlā ṯėrai nām banā­ī. The pleasures of royalty are derived from Your Name.
ਜੋਗੁ ਬਨਿਆ ਤੇਰਾ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਗਾਈ ॥੧॥ Jog bani­ā ṯėrā kīrṯan gā­ī. 1 I attain Yoga, singing the Kirtan of Your Praises. 1
ਸਰਬ ਸੁਖਾ ਬਨੇ ਤੇਰੈ ਓਲ੍ਹ੍ਹੈ ॥ Sarab sukẖā banė ṯėrai olĥai. All comforts are obtained in Your Shelter.
ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕੇ ਪਰਦੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਖੋਲ੍ਹ੍ਹੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Bẖaram kė parḏė saṯgur kẖolĥė. 1 rahā­o. The True Guru has removed the veil of doubt. 1Pause

ਬੰਦਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਬੰਦਨਾ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਹੁ ਗੋਪਾਲ ਰਾਇ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Banḏnā har banḏnā guṇ gāvhu gopāl rā­ė. Rahā­o. I bow in reverence to the Lord, I bow in reverence. I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, my King. Pause
ਵਡੈ ਭਾਗਿ ਭੇਟੇ ਗੁਰਦੇਵਾ ॥ vadai bẖāg bẖėtė gurḏėvā. By great good fortune, one meets the Divine Guru.
ਕੋਟਿ ਪਰਾਧ ਮਿਟੇ ਹਰਿ ਸੇਵਾ ॥੧॥ Kot parāḏẖ mitė har sėvā. 1 Millions of sins are erased by serving the Lord. 1

ਰਾਮ ਜਪਉ ਜੀਅ ਐਸੇ ਐਸੇ ॥ Rām japa­o jī­a aisė aisė. Meditate on the Lord, O my soul,
ਧ੍ਰੂ ਪ੍ਰਹਿਲਾਦ ਜਪਿਓ ਹਰਿ ਜੈਸੇ ॥੧॥ Ḏẖarū par­hilāḏ japi­o har jaisė. 1 just as Dhroo and Prahlaad meditated on the Lord. 1
ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ਭਰੋਸੇ ਤੇਰੇ ॥ Ḏīn ḏa­i­āl bẖarosė ṯėrė. O Lord, Merciful to the meek, I have placed my faith in You;
ਸਭੁ ਪਰਵਾਰੁ ਚੜਾਇਆ ਬੇੜੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Sabẖ parvār cẖaṛā­i­ā bėṛė. 1 rahā­o. along with all my family, I have come aboard Your boat. 1Pause
Thus giving the beautiful message of Gurbani...
He is in Singapore till sunday and Saad sangat can bless with awesome message of gurbani in beautiful style..
Bhul Chuk di Khima....

Monday, March 31, 2008

Bhai Jasbir Singh ji In Singapore

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fathe

This is great sewa by S. H.P. Singh of Singapore to send sms for all coming programmes.. so i am just reproducing his sms..

Bhai Jasbir Singh of Paonta Sahib in singapore

30th March 2008-3rd April 2008- @7.00 PM at silat Road

4th April 2008 to 6th April 2008- @7.00 PM at Central Sikh Temple

6th April 2008 @ 7.00 AM- Central Sikh temple; 9.00 AM Katong; 10.00 PM at Dharmak Sabha.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Think before you Drink..... Awake Now!!!

Next time, when you will pick up your glass of Wine/liquor to drink...Just give yourself a pause.. and Think!!!


ਜਿਤੁ ਪੀਤੈ ਖਸਮੁ ਵਿਸਰੈ ਦਰਗਹ ਮਿਲੈ ਸਜਾਇ ॥
जितु पीतै खसमु विसरै दरगह मिलै सजाइ ॥
Drinking it, he forgets his Lord and Master, and he is punished in the Court of the Lord.
ਝੂਠਾ ਮਦੁ ਮੂਲਿ ਨ ਪੀਚਈ ਜੇ ਕਾ ਪਾਰਿ ਵਸਾਇ ॥
झूठा मदु मूलि न पीचई जे का पारि वसाइ ॥
Do not drink the false wine at all, if it is in your power.
ਨਾਨਕ ਨਦਰੀ ਸਚੁ ਮਦੁ ਪਾਈਐ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਜਿਸੁ ਆਇ ॥
नानक नदरी सचु मदु पाईऐ सतिगुरु मिलै जिसु आइ ॥
O Nanak, the True Guru comes and meets the mortal; by His Grace, one obtains the True Wine.
ਸਦਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਕੈ ਰੰਗਿ ਰਹੈ ਮਹਲੀ ਪਾਵੈ ਥਾਉ ॥੧॥
सदा साहिब कै रंगि रहै महली पावै थाउ ॥१॥
He shall dwell forever in the Love of the Lord Master, and obtain a seat in the Mansion of His Presence. ||1||


INSTEAD Our guru told us to imbibe Amborsial Bani...

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਕਾ ਵਾਪਾਰੀ ਹੋਵੈ ਕਿਆ ਮਦਿ ਛੂਛੈ ਭਾਉ ਧਰੇ ॥੨॥
अम्रित का वापारी होवै किआ मदि छूछै भाउ धरे ॥२॥
One who trades in this Nectar - how could he ever love the wine of the world? ||2||
ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸਾਖੀ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬਾਣੀ ਪੀਵਤ ਹੀ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ਭਇਆ ॥
गुर की साखी अम्रित बाणी पीवत ही परवाणु भइआ ॥
The Teachings of the Guru, the Ambrosial Bani - drinking them in, one becomes acceptable and renowned.

Awake now...

Bhul Chuk di Khima...

Friday, March 7, 2008

Divided We Fall.....Awake Now !!!!

Where is true Lord's temple???

Awake Now !!! is series of blogs to help you to think and Act... Please join hand to spread these to all members of community and leave ur comments...

Monday, March 3, 2008

What should we do? Awake now!!

Yesterday after missing out my morning satsang(because of my laziness), i decided to go to Gurudwara Sahib Silat Road Singapore for Evening Rehraas Sahib.. reached there around 6.00 P.M., after "matha taken" i came to Langar hall and there saw good numbers of sangat drinking tea (Disappointed to see as there were hardly 3-4 turbaned sikhs)and outside langar hall there would had around 50 more sangat.

SANGAT ENJOYING TEA AT LANGAR HALL, Gurudwara silat road Singapore...
After Drinking a cup of tea, i went to listen Rehraas sahib, it was started around 6.30 pm.... Bhai Ji started Rehraas sahib.. and i my heart sank as no one from langar hall or Outside turned out for Rehraas sahib.. i guess there were around 100 sangat in premises..

NO SANGAT DURING RAHIRAS SAHIB....Outside darbar hall, there were around 100 persons...
During whole Rehraas sahib there were around 5-6 persons present in darbar hall and around 100 outside!!!! Waheguru, Bless ALL of us..
I observed Gurudwara Management committee is doing so much efforts but all in vain... even i saw committee concern that devotees come to Gurudwara sahib just for eating good food and meetings friends not to attach to Shabad Guru.. Even committee has put in black and whiter and put its concerns on notice board..
Gurudwara committee has started so many Gurmat Programme but still fail to woo young and misled( i used word misled as 90% are so called "Cut surds") All most all of them belongs to Punjab and are in Singapore on work permit..we can well understand what image of Punjab, these guys portray to Singapore Sikh Community..

I seek your suggestions in this matter.. please do write ur valuable comments...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bertrand Russell On Sikhism.... Introspection

We read up some information of what Bertrand Russell had to say about Sikhism, this is the man who destroyed Christianity (same applies to Islam and Judaism) and exposed its absurdities, but even this great man got stuck when it came to Sikhism! In fact he gave up and said "that if some lucky men survive the onslaught of the third world war of atomic and hydrogen bombs, then the Sikh religion will be the only means of guiding them. Russell was asked that he was talking about the third world war, but isn't this religion capable of guiding mankind before the third world war? In reply, Russell said, "Yes, it has the capability, but the Sikhs have not brought out in the broad daylight, the splendid doctrines of this religion which has come into existence for the benefit of the entire mankind. This is their greatest sin and the Sikhs cannot be freed of it."

Bertrand Russell was a great philosopher and free thinker of 20th century.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Great Work of Prof. Darshan Singh Khalsa

Sukhmani Sahib is considered "Sukhan di mani"(which brings all happiness in once life).. But only a few people can understand the way to get benefit from siri Sukhmani Sahib.. most of us, just recite....
Kindly visit the link on right side and click SGGS Web Academy.. go to shabad vichar.. and then Gurmat gyan course ... and then to Sukhmani sahib...
This is one of the awesome work of Prof. Darshan singh ji Khalsa... listen to beautiful explanation and be bless with siri sukhmani sahib....
Bhul Chuk di Khima

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fathe

This is my small effort to post something spritually... and what better then my own religion to start with i.e. Sikhism.. If Waheguru do the favour and be at my side for this humble effort .. hopefully i will able to share something of my mind... as i strongly feel that we are way behind in sharing our religious thougths and emotions.. so May Waheguru Grace me and i do apologies in advance if my religious and sprituals thougts hurt some one....

This blog may help non sikh and non indian to know something about world 5th largest religion..

please leave yoour comments... and suggestion to imrove this blog...

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