Category: Dharmic Education

Reflections on the Thirty Eighth Paurī from JapJī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

The 25th Paurī (bahutā karam) is well known for bringing wealth, gifts and prosperity, and yet the Siri Singh Sahib Jī taught my mother and many others the importance of also reciting the 38th Paurī (jat pāhārā) to bring oneself to a state of higher consciousness; to gracefully handle and sustain the wealth and prosperity gained from
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Reflections on the Thirty Third Paurī from JapJī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

I love this 33rd Paurī from Gurū Nānak’s Jap Jī and use it regularly as a stopgap for many situations. God is the Doer and provider of all (not you or Prince Charming). You can repeat this Paurī  to neutralize the destructive nature of the ego, to be free from self-vengeance, from being too critical, to clear the
Japji 33rd Pauri Spirit Voyage

Protocols for Handling a Multi-Volume Siri Guru Granth Sahib

The Siri Guru Granth Sahib is usually embodied in a large, all Gurmukhi single volume. This is referred to as a “Bir”, meaning something that is fastened together. Today, with the world-wide demand to have access to understanding the meaning of the words of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, there are many copies
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Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma (2019)

These days we are so busy, constantly bombarded with information, opportunities, responsibilities, and distractions. There seems to be an urgent need to slow down, breathe, and learn in a new way that seeps into your consciousness and your life — so you experience a deep satisfaction in your soul. Taking time for mindful
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Reflections on the Twenty Eighth Paurī from JapJī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

This Pauri from Jap Jī is very important. Mundā santokh, tolerance and unlimited patience, is the highest power you can have. Mundā are the earrings, which yogīs wear in the solar center to denounce the world. It is the sun meridian point: this little lobe represents your head with the central part of your intelligence in the center. When
Japji 28th Pauri Spirit Voyage

The Nine Treasures

The Guru refers to meditation on God's Name and meditating on the source of our existence as being the gift that keeps on giving.  All, spiritual, worldly and aesthetic pleasures imaginable - nine and beyond - are obtained and derived from deeply experiencing the One within our own selves.
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