Category archive: Shabad Guru

Reflections on the Fourth Pauri from JapJī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

  Reflections by Ram Singh Khalsa The Fourth Paurī blesses those trapped in feelings of poverty and lack of means. It blasts through the trap of these feelings like a thunderbolt.  – from the Teachings of the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan (1) *** After introducing and developing the notion of hukam,
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Reflections on the Third Pauri from Jap Jī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

Reflections by Hari Bhajan Kaur Khalsa The third Paurī transforms insufficiency into sufficiency, turns depression into elevation, and low self-esteem into complete self-confidence. – from the Teachings of the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan (1) The third Paurī of JapJī  talks about the unfathomable vastness of the Divine, and the innumerable ways of
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Reflections on the Second Pauri from Jap Jī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

The second Paurī imparts patience and stability. – from the Teachings of the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan (1) Hukamī hovan ākār hukam na kahi-ā jā-ī. By His Command, bodies are created; His Command cannot be described. In this Paurī, Gurū Nānak talks about the word ‘Hukam.’ ‘Hukam’ means the ‘Divine order’ or ‘command’
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Mantra for Patience: Reflections on the 2nd Pauri of Japji Sahib (Hukmee Hovan)

The second pauri of Japji can be repeated 11 times on its own as a mantra for patience and stability, according to Yogi Bhajan.  We all need more patience in these fast and trying times.  Whether we have highly stressful jobs or home lives, a patient attitude can diffuse tense situations and steer us clear of meltdowns.  And
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Shabad Guru – Sound that Transforms

It’s a beautiful, crisp November morning in northern New Mexico. We're gathered under the cottonwood trees waiting to carry the Siri Guru Granth Sahib—our Shabad Guru (sacred scriptures revered as the "living" Guru for Sikhs)—in a procession to our temple.  It's Guru Gaddee Day - the day that commemorates the installation of our
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The Science of Naad and Gurbani

Siri Guru Granth Sahib is the Guru and it contains the Guru. What is the Guru? It is the formula for experiencing one's own divinity. Naad means "the essence of all sounds." All languages contain sounds, which relate to one or more of the five elements of air, fire, water, earth, and ether.
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Guided with Love

Originally posted in the Fall 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter There is a saying that God is always working in our best interest to serve us and we just need to connect with this energy to deliver the goals or prayer we are seeking. Throughout my life, I’ve explored how this happens and
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Guru Nanak Dev Ji

As was customary in India in the 1400s, an astrologer was called to cast the horoscope for a newborn infant. He amazed everyone by saying, “This is no ordinary child. This infant is a divine incarnation.” He predicted that this soul would have a profound influence on the world. The astrologer was definitely right, for
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