Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Virtues of a Khalsa

The tenth Guru of the Sikhs ( Siri Guru Gobind Singh Ji) gave up his four sons, however, when questioned as to how he felt about that loss, he explained that he has thousands of sons, in the form of the khalsa. Here is a short video describing some of the virtues of a Khalsa.

Friday, May 11, 2007

What are we afraid of?

Pretty inspiring isn't it? Something we can perhaps all learn from. Sorry if the image is too small to read, just click on it to expand it!!!

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The story of the young Canadian Sikh and what he is referring to can be found at

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Last year SGUL Sikh Society showed a video about Vaisakhi. The event was such a sucess that we thought it would be appropriate to put it up here in the wake of another approaching Vaisakhi. If you've ever wondered why Sikh's celebrate Vaisakhi, then here is an excellent video describing the miracle of Vaisakhi. It would be great if people can email in their photos snaps of their respective Vaisakhi celebrations or email in any short articles regarding their Nagar Kirtain experiences which they would like to share.

Sikhism: The Basics and Foundamentals

Despite the range of literature available, it is still quite tricky to find media which appropriately and successfully portray the basics and foundations of Sikhism. Here is quite a good video describing many areas of Sikhism and makes for a good watch if you have some time. It describes much of the basics of Sikhism, and is portrayed in a non-biased format, however it is quite a long video, enjoy!

Friday, March 30, 2007

The Big Question

One of the main questions the Sikh Society is asked is why do Sikhs keep their hair. Perhaps the real question why DON'T all people keep thir hair. However if Sikhs don't keep their hair...are they really Sikhs by definition?

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Let us ensure that we don't fall into this trap. Let us ensure that we are fully aware of our Guru and Religion. Below are details of essential information regarding the Ten Gurus of Sikhism.

Name/ Date of Birth/ Guruship on/ Departure to Heaven/ Age
1 Nanak Dev/ 15 April 1469 / 20 August 1507 / 22 September 1539/ 69
2 Angad Dev / 31 March 1504/ 7 September 1539/ 29 March 1552 / 48
3 Amar Das / 5 May 1479 / 26 March 1552/ 1 September 1574 / 95
4 Ram Das / 24 September 1534 / 1 September 1574/ 1 September 1581/ 46
5 Arjan Dev / 15 April 1563 / 1 September 1581/ 30 May 1606 / 43
6 Har Gobind/ 19 June 1595 / 25 May 1606 / 28 February 1644 / 48
7 Har Rai/ 16 January 1630 / 3 March 1644 / 6 October 1661 / 31
8 Har Krishan/ 7 July 1656 / 6 October 1661 / 30 March 1664 / 7
9 Teg Bahadur / 1 April 1621 / 20 March 1665/ 11 November 1675/ 54
10 Gobind Singh/ 22 December 1666/ 11 November 1675 / 7 October 1708 / 41

In addition to the Ten Gurus of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib was given the guruship in 1708. and is the current and forever immortal Guru of the Sikhs. It is the only Guru of the Sikhs.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

If MSN where like life, or life like MSN?

A funny picture I found on the internet. lol, it shows a mortal (manmukh) made friends with sins (lust, anger, greed, etc) and has blocked God (Vaheguru). Enjoy!

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Monday, March 19, 2007

The Sacifice of the Sikhs-The Glorious Sikh History!

I was approached my Christian woman today. She said 'your people should be ashamed', she went on to explain how in her religion, one prophet made the ultimate sacriface for her people and the entire world knows about it, whereas she had recently learnt in Sikhism, there are dozons of such Sacrifices in Sikhism's Short yet Glorious history and how noone even knows of it. For that I had little to answer, except that for the few knowledgable Sikhs amongst us, it is very diffcult to teach this to people who are not interested (even people of our ethnicity). 'You can force a horse to water, but you can't force the horse to drink it' was my response, referring to the fact that we can offer sources of education, and events, but we cannot force anyone to learn anything from them. It is for our own effort and interest may be take anything away from source of knowledge, be it a book, scripture, spokesperson or website. But here is a short video which may prove the point of just how glorious Sikh history is, and for myself, it proved some food for thought. Let us consider where we stand in relation to those great Gursikhs. (Just click the play tab!)

Friday, March 16, 2007

Shabads in English translation

Many Sikhs at St. Georges have approached the SGUL Sikh Society with concerns regarding the meaning of Bani (Guru's Teachings). Same ifnd it difficult to understand or pronouce words, others cannot read punjabi or Gurmukhi languages, thus find it impossible to understand. The Society has addressed this by posting a few videos on here of Shabads from Holy Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the videos are well made with english translations so we can understand what is being said. Just click the play tab. If you have any other concerns or requirements, plase email the Society, it is always our pleasure to help in anyway we can.

Doing Simran (Devotional meditation and remembrance of Waheguru (God)) is a key foundation of Sikhism. We can do Simran by listening to a Shabad (a verse from Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) and thinking about Waheguru.

Why not spare a few minutes now and have a think about God. We can start with just spending a few minutes a day, and then slowly increase the time as we feel more comfortable.

We soon notice a very big difference, a feeling of contentment and peace, have a couldn't hurt!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Creation of the Universe.

The main objective of St George's Sikh Society is to allow all it's members to mutual benefit from eachothers wisdom and experiences about life. More Specifically the Society is eager to serve as a platform on which we may all learn about the jewel that is Sikhism together. A common question posed to the society is regarding the origins of the Universe. Here is a short visual explaination of creation of universe. Just click on the play button. -Enjoy!

On a lighter note, we as future healthcare professionals at St George's have a duty to be informed about the cultural and religious beliefs of the public as a whole (afterall, we will be serving them soon!). However it never ceases to amaze the ignorance of some people regarding some general knowledge of other peoples backgrounds and belief systems! The Society has tried to address this by showing an entertaining short video last term which was soo popular amongst it's members that we decided to just put it up here. Here is the SIkh on the Street. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Wallace Collection Visit

The Wallace collection visit was great success with all those attending finding that they learnt something new. The visit mainly consisted of eastern and weatern armous and early weaponary as well as numerous paintings and works of art. The Sikh Swords and Weapons were particularly spectacular. Thank-you to everyone for attending!

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(d) shows Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji's Talwar (Curved Sword)

Anyone would have thought we owned the place!!!