Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under 05-Guru Arjan, Gurpurbs, Sikh History
A cousin of Guru Ram Das Ji came to Amritsar from Lahore especially to ask Guru Sahib to attend his son’s wedding. Guru Ji said, “I will not be able to go because I can’t leave my duties as Guru. Perhaps I can send one of my Sons instead.” Guru Ram Das Ji had three…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under 05-Guru Arjan
Mera Man Lochai
The Bani of the Fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev, in the Raag (musical measure) called Maajh, Chau-Padas (Four lines per Hymn), First House of Raag.
My mind longs for meeting the Guru
(Guru Arjun Dev, not yet a Guru, expresses his desire to meet his father Guru Ram Das…
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Experience the Power of the Shabad
Jaa Too Mayrai Val Hai
Written by Guru Arjan, the Fifth Sikh Guru, this shabad brings prosperity and contentment. It's beautiful meaning can dissolve any fear about not having enough and deliver you to a state of Cherdi Kala - spiritual peace. Chant or recite…
Posted by Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa& filed under 08-Guru Harkrishan, Sikh Dharma Technology
August: Number 8 – Guru HarKrishan – Pranic Body
Burn out or time out - Be a medicinal drop in the ocean of life.
The Dharma of number 8 is purity, compassion, power to empower, being a channel for healing, connection through depth of being.
The Karma of number 8 is obsessions…
Posted by Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa& filed under 07-Guru Har Rai, Sikh Dharma Technology
Number 7 - Guru Har Rai - Aura The Dharma of 7 is that you can forgive. The Karma of number 7 is all the ways you hold on to the past. How do we hold to the past - pride, shame, anger, guilt, resentment, bitterness, souvenirs, searching for answers, analyzing, explaining, justifying, excusing,…
Posted by Siri Singh Sahib Ji& filed under 06-Guru Hargobind, Lectures-Siri Singh Sahib
A lecture by Siri Singh Sahib Ji on July 6th 1987
The word is "akal" and what we are celebrating today is in memory of the Akal Takhat.
Takhat means "Tirath". Tirath means that which has the base and which ultimately means sovereign. Takhat means throne. Throne was a place which was thrown away…
Posted by Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa& filed under 06-Guru Hargobind, Sikh Dharma Technology
June: Number 6 – Guru HarGobind – Arc-Line The life of Guru HarGobind, the number 6 and a vibrantly clear arc-line, are there to inspire and remind us, in the month of June, not to mistake hesitation for moments of meditation, and do not mistake moments of meditation for hesitation. The Karma of number 6…
Posted by Siri Singh Sahib Ji& filed under 10-Guru Gobind Singh, Lectures-Siri Singh Sahib, Sikh History
by Siri Singh Sahib Ji
Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh.
Today is a very auspicious day, a national day. We call it "Father's Day." And I'm just explaining that aspect, "father" and the Gurmat -- in the Sikh way of life what father represents.
Sometimes we have…
Posted by Siri Singh Sahib Ji& filed under 05-Guru Arjan, Lectures-Siri Singh Sahib, Sikh History
By Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji
Teaching Us that We Can't Be Broken
One aspect of life is bhagatee; bhagatee is worship, devotion. Another is shaktee; shaktee means power. God gave you a combination of bhagatee and shaktee. Devotion and existence. The purpose of life is to live in…
Posted by Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa& filed under 05-Guru Arjan, Sikh Dharma Technology
May: Number 5 – Guru Arjan – Physical Body - The Fruit of LifeThe Karma of number 5 is imbalance, false martyrdom, gaps in communication, contradictions and self exile.The Dharma of number 5 is balance, sacred sacrifice, transformative exchange, intuitive communication and paradox.May brings the first fruit of the year. It is a month to…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under Community, The Guru, Your Stories
The skylight at the entry of Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles was empty for years. Then suddenly I realized that the 4 white trapezoidal spaces were like canvases. I immediately imagined the inspirational images that were going to populate them: the first 4 Mehl.
I humbly started sketching Guru Nanak, conveying all…
Posted by Siri Singh Sahib Ji& filed under 11-Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Lectures-Siri Singh Sahib
Excerpt from Lecture by Siri Singh Sahib Ji on March 4, 1979
"We can prove scientifically that our Guru is living. It is not a philosophy, though it is a complete philosophy; it is not a Ved, it is not a human being, though it is a surmounted, pure, vibratory human being. Even John…
Posted by Siri Singh Sahib Ji& filed under Lectures-Siri Singh Sahib, The Guru
by Siri Singh Sahib Ji
"Life is a given gift. Atma, the soul takes the body and the distance of life is covered by destiny and challenged by fate. There are some people who live life making their security the earth, the here and now. They box themselves in. They feel insecure and…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under 01-Guru Nanak, Events, Gurpurbs
On Friday, November 15th, President Barack Obama greeted "Sikh friends" around the world in remembrance of the birth anniversary of Sikhism's founder Guru Nanak, saying Sikh values of pluralism were also "central to who we are as Americans".
The following is the text of President Obama's message:
"I want to extend my best wishes to all…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under 01-Guru Nanak, Gurpurbs
We join with Sikhs around the globe in celebrating the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the beloved founder of the Sikh faith.
Guru Nanak was inspired by a powerful spiritual experience that gave him a vision of the true nature of God, and taught that the way to spiritual growth was through meditation…