Guru Nanak and Prayer

Guru Nanak was a grown up man now, and he had begun to travel and teach. He walked everywhere on foot with his friends and wherever they went, they sang. His friends were Mardana, who was a Muslim, and Bala, who was a Hindu. Those were the two main religions in India during that time.
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Master and Disciple

Renowned Canadian artist - Kanwar Singh, the painter/chronicler of Sikh History, painted this image, "Guru Gobind Singh: Master and Disciple."  It depicts a scene from the seminal event in Sikh history: the First Vaisakhi of 1699 and the Creation of The Khalsa. In the scene thus captured, we witness as follows: Having just
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 4

For the last few weeks I have been meditating on commitment, and what it means to me. How am I able to make, and more importantly to keep, the commitments in my life? I have been having an intensive reflection on that, including how it manifests in different parts of my life.
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Guru Arjan Dev and the Birth of the Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Ram Das had three sons. The child who was to become the Guru was the youngest. Born April 15, 1563, he was named Arjan Mal. Each of the boys had very different dispositions. The eldest, Prithi Chand, was clever in social and worldly affairs. He managed the Guru’s household and most efficiently administered the
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Peace Prayers

May peace be your virtue, may peace be your property, may peace be your prayer. May you bring peace to all those you meet, you talk to, you live with. May you even bring peace to the person you hate, your enemy. May your friend enjoy your peaceful disposition and may your enemies enjoy your
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 3

I have always experienced a certain feeling of gravity when I think of Amrit vows – I take the process and ceremony very seriously. While I have always felt an overwhelming love of the Guru, and the deepest gratitude that my soul came into the Sikh path during this lifetime, I have held off on
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 2

I took Amrit about 40 or so years ago at Summer Solstice in NM. At the time I was still in the beginning stages of transforming my identity, and to me it simply seemed like the logical next step. I was already practicing the 5 K’s, so that part didn’t really faze me back then—for
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 1

Western society, in general view, doesn’t value or encourage us to make a commitment. There is a common quote that says today that "everything is relative." Well, not everything is relative; there are things that are absolute, like the values ​​that bring us closer to our soul. These values ​​should not be negotiated in any
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Ardas Bhaee: A Mantra of Answered Prayers

This mantra calls upon the third Sikh Guru, Guru Amar Das, and the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, to answer one's prayers. Guru Amar Das represents the energy of grace, mercy and hope in hopeless circumstances. Guru Ram Das represents the energy of divine healing and miracles. 
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Sadhana Jewel – March 2018

Sadhana gives you grace, Sadhana gives you fearlessness, Sadhana gives you self, Sadhana gives denomination, domination, projection, polarity combination, equilibrium, respectability, totality, internal and external self knowledge, and it gives you purity, it gives you Divinity, dignity, grace, it gives you radiance, it gives you pranic Shakti, it gives you auric Shakti, it gives you
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