So true

February 23, 2007

!!!, originally uploaded by kaurflicks.

Those of us who tie turbans will totally relate to this!

Not very often for me but the day I have a bad turban day that day turns out to be very messy!

Guru Rakaha


Bhai Avtar Singh ji in 1987

February 23, 2007

in this video he is singing along with his brother Bhai Gurcharan Singh ji and Bhai Swaran Singh ji is playing the jori as always!

Mid Term Recess!

February 17, 2007

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Today is the start of mid term recess. This means half the term has whizzed pass! The second half of the term will be even busy as I will have numerous projects and tests coming up so next half will go by at a faster pace.

Fortunately for me this term break coincides with the Chinese New year so we do not have any school related work to do for at least the next 4 or 5 days!! =) That gives me enough time to put together all the necessary documents need to in order apply for internships.

Yesterday I went to the Gurudawara Sahib and I picked up a lot of old copies of the Sikh Review. I intend to read them over this coming week. I will share any interesting articles I come across. Also I bought the book on Gurbani Vyakran by Prof Sahib Singh ji.

Also at present I am reading the book “Aad Beer Baare” – About the compilation of the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji by Prof Sahib Singh ji. I am more than half way through the book. I totally love the way he has written and challenged numerous sources on the lack of logical reasoning( in context of the teachings of Guru Sahib) in determining how the Guru Granth Sahib ji was compiled.

The shabad I have been listening to off late is ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਕਉਨੁ ਸਹਾਈ ਮਨ ਕਾ.This shabad is written by Bhagat Kabeer Ji. In this shabad Kabeer ji says what is the point on relying on a mortal when they will be gone tomorrow. He adds that our mind is like a bird and likes to wander around and in order to harness it one needs to be in the saad sangat. Prof Sahib Singh ji has explaied this shabad in greater detail.

ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਕਉਨੁ ਸਹਾਈ ਮਨ ਕਾ sung by Narinder Singh Banarasi

Enjoy your weekend!

Guru Rakaha


Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

I was browsing SikhSangat.Org when I came across this article. Its really heartwarming to know that Sikhs having studied overseas are going back to Punjab and are doing their bit.

Please read the article on Emaan Singh Maan

(link been corrected)

I hope he lives up to his ideals. Its great he is speaking up against drugs, alchol and female infanticide.

Guru Ang Sang!

Kaisee Aartee Hove

February 6, 2007

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Over the past few weeks I have been listening to the shabad Kaisee Aartee Hove . This shabad is present in Sohila Sahib we recite each night (early morning for some!)before sleeping.

DnwsrI mhlw 1 AwrqI

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ggn mY Qwlu riv cMdu dIpk bny qwirkw mMfl jnk moqI ]
DUpu mlAwnlo pvxu cvro kry sgl bnrwie PUlµq joqI ]1]

kYsI AwrqI hoie Bv KMfnw qyrI AwrqI ]
Anhqw sbd vwjMq ByrI ]1] rhwau ]

shs qv nYn nn nYn hY qoih kau shs mUriq nnw eyk qohI ]
shs pd ibml nn eyk pd gMD ibnu shs qv gMD iev clq mohI ]2]

sB mih joiq joiq hY soie ]
iqs kY cwnix sB mih cwnxu hoie ]
gur swKI joiq prgtu hoie ]
jo iqsu BwvY su AwrqI hoie ]3]

hir crx kml mkrMd loiBq mno Anidno moih AwhI ipAwsw ]
ik®pw jlu dyih nwnk swirMg kau hoie jw qy qyrY nwim vwsw ]4]1]7]9]

In this shabad Guru Nanak Dev ji very beautifully describes the nirgun(form less) roop of waheguru.  From the 1st to the 3rd stanza, he is using various examples to describe the nirgun roop.

Also in the 3rd stanza, in which he distorts the poetrical symmetry he says, the true aarti is doing what pleases waheguru, not the physical thaal and deeva. Finally in the last stanza guru sahib finishes by pleading to waheguru to keep him attached to his feet forever.

I believe,  the underlying message  in the shabad is that we the true aarti, the true worship of waheguru is living the path  and living that path is only possible with the guidance of guru sahib.

Aartee, Kaisee Aartee Hove!

Guru Ang Sang!