Monday, April 29, 2013

Birth (Sikh View) - Part 2 of 2...

(Taken from Article)

ijn hir ihrdY nwmu n bisE iqn mwq kIjY hir bWJw ]
jin har hiradhai naam n basiou thin maath keejai har baa(n)jhaa ||
The Lord's Name does not abide within their hearts - their mothers should have been sterile.
Page 697 Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj, Sri Guru Raam Daas Ji Maharaaj

...An unborn child in the womb is at one with the Lord. At birth, the spirit of the child is subjected and exposed to Maya. The child cries at losing the blissful union it had with the Lord. Shortly after birth, the child is taken into the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj for its first spiritually significant ceremony, to invoke the Lord's blessings and to be named. A supplication on behalf of the child is made. After seeking blessings for good health as well as a long and purposeful spiritual life, a random reading is taken from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj. The first letter of the first word of the hymn is selected as the first letter of the child's name. The name given to a Sikh child should be meaningful so as to constantly remind him/her of the Lord. These initial blessings lay the foundation for its subsequent spiritual life. The life of the young child should revolve around and forever seek blessings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj, the eternal Guru.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Birth (Sikh View) - Part 1 of 2...

(Taken from Article)

ey srIrw myirAw hir qum mih joiq rKI qw qU jg mih AwieAw ]
eae sareeraa maeriaa har thum mehi joth rakhee thaa thoo jag mehi aaeiaa
O my body, the Lord infused His Light into you, and then you came into the world.
Page 921 Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj, Sri Guru Amar Daas Ji Maharaaj

A 'faith practicing' married couple that spends time doing 'sewa' and 'simran' (selfless service and prayer) is well prepared for the conception of a child. Furthermore, during pregnancy the parents (especially the mother) should be reading or listening to Gurubani (Guru's word) and practicing purity of thought and deed. The spiritual state of the parents is an important influence on the child...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bhai Baljeet Singh Ji, Bhai Sukhwinder Singh Ji and Bhai Fateh Singh Ji Videos

(By my Brother)

Below are 3 short videos of a concert held in Chandigarh Namdhari Dharamshala of Bhai Baljeet Singh Ji Naamdhari and Bhai Sukhdev Singh Ji Naamdhari accompanied by Bhai Sukhwinder Singh Pinky Ji Naamdhari and Bhai Fateh Singh Ji Naamdhari in Tabla. I think the videos were taken in May 2008.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Life Long Learning - Part 2 of 2...

(Taken from Article)

gurbwxI iesu jg mih cwnxu krim vsY min Awey ]1]
gurabaanee eis jag mehi chaanan karam vasai man aaeae ||1||
Gurbani is the Light to illuminate this world; by His Grace, it comes to abide within the mind. ||1||
Page 67 Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj, Sri Guru Amar Daas Ji Maharaaj

By doing good deeds, the Gurus word, which is the light (Knowledge) of the creation, is absorbed into our minds. Learning to read the Scripture is regarded as one of the most important activites, as is learning to play musical instruments - music is food for the soul. It is for this reason that kirtan should be performed and listened to every day in life.

piVAw mUrKu AwKIAY ijsu lbu loBu AhMkwrw ]
parriaa moorakh aakheeai jis lab lobh aha(n)kaaraa ||
That scholar who is full of greed, arrogant pride and egotism, is known to be a fool.
nwau pVIAY nwau buJIAY gurmqI vIcwrw ]
naao parreeai naao bujheeai guramathee veechaaraa ||
So read the Name, and realize the Name, and contemplate the Guru's Teachings.
Page 140 Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaaj

The Sikh faith respects all religions and opens a healthy dialogue with other faiths. A Sikh is required to study all religions in their true spirit. The search for truth and sevice for humanity should bring religions and all people closer to each other and weld them into a world family.
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