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!