Posted by Bibiji& filed under 11-Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Bani, Our Authors, Shabad Guru, Sikh Dharma Technology
Adapted from Living Reality by Bhai Sahiba Dr. Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, Page 87.
Guru Ram Das says . . .
"Baanee guroo guroo hai baanee
Vich baanee amrit saaray.
Gur baanee kehai sayvak jan maanai
Partakh guroo nistaaray."
"Bani is the Guru and Guru is the Bani.
In the Bani are…
Posted by Shanti Kaur Khalsa& filed under 10-Guru Gobind Singh, Gurpurbs, Our Authors, Sikh History
by SS Shanti Kaur Khalsa
The late seventeenth century was a brutal time in India. The world had the noose of the Kali Yuga around its neck, the age of darkness, and it was pinching deeply. It was a time where it was punishable by death to sit next to someone of higher rank. …
Posted by Bibiji& filed under Our Authors, Sadhana, Sikh Dharma Technology
The Sikh Masters taught the value of ishnaan - or hydrotherapy - as part of the daily practice of Sikh Dharma. Traditionally, in India, ishnaan is done by dipping in the sacred pools that surround the Sikh temples. In modern times, a cold shower in your own home can provide the same benefits.
Posted by Pritpal Singh Khalsa& filed under 09-Guru Teg Bahadur, Our Authors, Sikh Dharma Technology, Sikh History
There are many examples through history of people who gave their lives to defend their religious beliefs. But Guru Teg Bahadur sacrificed his life to defend the right of the followers of other religions to practice their religious beliefs.
Just a few years before Guru Teg Bahadur was given the throne of Guru, Moghul…
Posted by Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur& filed under Community, Events, Our Authors, Service/Seva, Sikhs Feed People
The World Parliament of Religions was a wonderful environment where people of all faiths and those who were interested in building unity of faith in the world gathered together to address the Global issues of our day. Economic inequality, sustainability, global warming and care of the indigenous cultures, peace and women’s equality and rights were a few…
Posted by Pritpal Singh Khalsa& filed under Community, Our Authors, Service/Seva, Sikh History, Sikhs Feed People, The Guru
The Guru’s Kitchen
There are many memorable aspects of a Sikh Gurdwara program, but most first-time visitors are surprised and delighted by the wonderful food that is freely served to the congregation at the conclusion of every gurdwara program. This serving of food is a long-standing tradition called, Guru ka Langar (the Guru’s kitchen)…
Posted by Pritpal Singh Khalsa& filed under 01-Guru Nanak, Our Authors, Sikh History
Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru, had an experience of divine enlightenment. He was immersed under the waters of the Kali Bien River for three days. When he was found his first utterance was, “there is no Hindu, there is no Muslim”. At first this statement may seem confusing, but it…
Posted by Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur& filed under Around the World, Our Authors, Siri Singh Sahib Ji
When the Siri Singh Sahib ~ Yogi Bhajan was born his family was so grateful that they gave the entire village gifts. From then on gifts of food and clothing were given to the community each year on his birthday, as a way of showing their gratitude for this great soul that had come…
Posted by Guru Prakash Kaur Khalsa& filed under Dasvandh, Our Authors, Prosperity, Prosperity Articles
Growing up as a second generation 3HO Sikh, I was always attracted to our large family of services, ashrams and organizations. Going to school in India was paramount to my foundation and the time of my life, so it just seemed natural to work for Miri Piri Academy after graduating.
From there I was…
Posted by Pritpal Singh Khalsa& filed under 04-Guru Ram Das, Our Authors, Sikh History, The Guru
The Story of the Origin of the Shabad, Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur
The first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, was served by a wonderful musician, Mardana, who accompanied the singing of the Guru’s sacred compositions for many years. After Mardana passed away, two young and talented musicians, Balwand and Satta,…