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Friday, September 11, 2009

SIKH AAJ KAL, A Poem By ANGAD SINGH

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

I was just surfing the sikhnet when i came across this awesome and superb poem by angad singh... to know more about Angad singh kindly visit the following link

http://www.blogger.com/profile/14626522946917835976


God bless you Angad




SIKH AAJ KAL (a poem by Angad Singh)
September 9, 2009 by Angad Singh


"SIKH AAJ KAL" (No Time for God)

I keep the World prior to everything,
Money, Fame is that all I Sing,
I believe that “Everything” is here to stay,
“Religion” is a long process, so I keep my life from it miles away,
In my OLD AGE, I’ll surely start to Pray,
But For Now............ I DONT HAVE TIME,
My heart is beating, so much work is pending,
Watch is ticking, My Phone is ringing..... Ohh...God!!
I DONT HAVE TIME, DONT HAVE TIME FOR U.

Watching a Movie, Ahh...I can sit for 3 hours,
But talking “Religion”, Ohhh...it’s like trapped inside bars,
Endlessly, I can chat with my friends,
Taking your “Name”, “PENDING” is the message my heart sends,
But For Now............ I DONT HAVE TIME,
My heart is beating, so much work is pending,
Watch is ticking, My Phone is ringing..... Ohh...God!!
I DONT HAVE TIME, DONT HAVE TIME FOR U.

“ONLY” 24 hours is what” you” give,
Study, work, friends, family ...so much to live,
“Work is Worship”, is what” you” always say,
Now I am doing work, how can I take your” Name”,
I think, I don’t find any other way..
But to say.............. I DONT HAVE TIME,
My heart is beating, so much work is pending,
Watch is ticking, My Phone is ringing..... Ohh...God!!
I DONT HAVE TIME, DONT HAVE TIME FOR U.

GURSIKH or SARDAR, Ohhh... it’s the same,
To be a SARDAR, is not a “Game”,
SARDARI for me is going to Gym,
Flirting with girls, and then changing my SIM,
Finishing the bottle of beer at one take,
Cutting and Shaving my hair, for my beloved’s sake,
No Matter if I Don’t Look Like a SARDAR,
I am a SIKH from INSIDE, Any problem with you???
I’ll Kill you, if u Call me “HINDU”
I repeat myself...... I DONT HAVE TIME,
My heart is beating, so much work is pending,
Watch is ticking, My Phone is ringing..... Ohh...God!!
I DONT HAVE TIME, DONT HAVE TIME FOR U.

“Angad Singh” wishes to ask you few things: -
From where do you get?
The “courage” to laugh at jokes made at your name,
The “courage” to sell your “soul” in the name of fame,
The “smartness” of doing wrong, and giving others the blame,
The “heart” to drink, to shave and cut, and to play the dirty game,

God gave a “message” for you, and asked me to convey,
“Ohh... “such” Sikh, I’m Looking at You,
You call yourself a SIKH from INSIDE,
But all can I see is just “EMPTY” INSIDE,
You do all wrong, and think you can hide,
You’re acting smart, but you’re fooling yourself,
Power of “Truth” will disclose your inner self,
NOTHING else works at my place,
“ONLY TRUE GURU’S NAME”, shall give you grace,
Now you have to choose whether “WIN or LOOSE”,
I know YOU DONT HAVE TIME,
But for few seconds............
Just “feel” these words.........and
FEEL THE GOD INSIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

one old post

Today wake up very early... 5.30 am (for me it is very early ......) so spend some time here and there.. open door and came out to see.. good wind.. haaaw... so after getting ready.. i switched on the TV and it was 7.00 am by then... it was live Gurubani (sikh's prayers) from Harmandir Sahib..( Sikh's holy shrine in Amritsiar, India and my favourite place in this world...) so the "Shabad" was as follow....(first in hindi as i dont have punjabi unicode with English translation.... ( Siri Harmandir sahib, Amritsar, India)

माटी का पूतरा कैसे नचत है !
How does the puppet of clay dance? (means we human being....)
देखै देखै सुनै सुनै बोलै धोरियो फिरत है
He looks and listens, hears and speaks, and run around.
जब कछ पावत तब गरब करत है !!
When he acquires something, he is inflated with ego.

माया गई तब रोवन लगत है !!१!!
But when his wealth is gone, then he cries and bewails.
मन बच क्रम रस कसेह लुभाना !!
In thought, word and deed, he is attached to the sweet and tangy flavors.
बिनस गैया जाई कहूँ समाना !!२!!
When he dies, no one knows where he has gone.
कह रविदास बाजी जग भई!!
say Ravi Daas, the world is just dramatic play, O siblings of destiny.
बाजीगर सोह मोहे प्रीत बन आई !!३!!
I have enshrined love for the Lord, the star of the show.
from Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Ang.487...(Holy scripture of sikhs)


SO THIS IS FOR YOU ALL TO THINK SPIRITUALLY... SOME TIME WE SHOULD DO... SOME SORT OF MEDITATION OR PRAYERS....BELIEVE ME IT GIVES SUCH A CALMNESS AND ENERGY THAT YOU WILL KEEP IT DOING REST OF YOUR LIFE..... AND WHO KNOWS... THAT U WILL FIND THE PURPOSE OF BEING IN THIS PLANET......

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Singapore Float Parade- 300 saal Guru de Naal




Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Last Sunday, on 19th Oct 2008, Singapore Sikh community celebrated Float Parade (Sort of Nagar Kirtan) on ocassion of 300 saala.
Waheguru ji gave me the opportunity to be part of the Parade..
On 18th replica of sachkhand siri hazoor sahib as a float came to silat road gurudwara sahib.... see yourself....

Replica of takhat Hazoor sahib coming to silat road gurudwara for Prakash of SGGS and Nishan sahib



Ardas being performed for taking permission of doing prakash and installing Nishan sahib in presence of panj payare






On 19th Oct 08, Float parade started with first halt at Gurudwara Yishun Sahib. since it is near to my place so i took MRT and reached Khatb station, walk away from there is Gurudwara Yishun sahib.. Scheduled time for float was 9.30 am to 10.30 am... so i reached there dot on time at 9.30 am, wow, what a timing,,, it was very hot and scorching outside but sill there were long line to take mattha taken...waheguru ji.. thanks for giving bakhsish to saad sangat..





Saad sangat is waiting for their turn for "mattha taken".....


Waheguru Ji.... Spotted S. Inderjit Singh Ji, MP, Singapore (Standing with blue suit bibi behind Brown color suit bibi) He is inspirational source for Singapore sikh community.. waiting for his turn to do "mattha taken" in scorching heat.. Waheguruji always bless him and his family...

Spotted Ragi Anoop Singh Singh ji... Performs melodious kirtan...Wow... What a great click... one of the khalsas... looking gr8...

I have seen this ceremony first time... "panjj Payare" changing the guards... Yishun sahib "Panjj Payare" giving their 'sri sahib' and 'blue kamar bandh' to next gurudwara sahib's "panjj payare"...

Waheguru ji......

Bhul Chuk di khima...

Friday, October 24, 2008

300 saal guru de naal...

Waheguru ji ka khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

I am back... after long time i am writing the blog but now i am intended to update on regular basis.

First of all.. I am indebted to Almighty Waheguru Ji for his blessing and support to complete Sahej Paat on occasion of 300 saala. I am thankful to my family for their support particularly my wife.....

Sahej paath was completed with Saad sangat ji at Silat road Gurudwara Sahib on 20th Oct 2008. More than 40 persons completed sahej paath on same time.. waheguru ji bless all...

I will soon post pictures of float parade on this occasion at Singapore..

Bhul Chuk di Khima....

Saturday, June 14, 2008

ਨਿੰਦਉ ਨਿੰਦਉ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਲੋਗੁ ਨਿੰਦਉ ॥

Waheguru Ji Ka Kahalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

We were (Most of us), who brought up in Sikhism atmosphere, were taught that there are 5 bad habits or vices from which we should refrain at any cost and these five bad habits are kaam, karodh, lobh, moh, ahnkar… and we daily pray in our ardaas that “hey Almighty please save us from these five vices”..
Recitation and listening to that prayer become so mechanical that we set our mind on these vices only and feel guilty when any of the habit happen to occurs within us and we again pray “waheguru ji, Kaam, Krodh, Lobh Moh & Ahenkaar to baachana….”
And set our mind that Guru Ji asked us to stay away from only these five vices…
Then time comes, when we recite Sukhmani sahib and come to know that “Sant Ki Ninda” is another thing, from which we should refrain of as Bani says

ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਮਹਾ ਅਤਤਾਈ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint is the worst evil-doer.
ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਖਿਨੁ ਟਿਕਨੁ ਨ ਪਾਈ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint has not even a moment's rest.
ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਮਹਾ ਹਤਿਆਰਾ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint is a brutal butcher.
ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਪਰਮੇਸੁਰਿ ਮਾਰਾ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint is cursed by the Transcendent Lord.
ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਰਾਜ ਤੇ ਹੀਨੁ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint has no kingdom.
ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਦੁਖੀਆ ਅਰੁ ਦੀਨੁ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint becomes miserable and poor.
ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਨਿੰਦਕ ਕਉ ਸਰਬ ਰੋਗ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint contracts all diseases.
ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਨਿੰਦਕ ਕਉ ਸਦਾ ਬਿਜੋਗ ॥
The slanderer of the Saint is forever separated.
ਸੰਤ ਕੀ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਦੋਖ ਮਹਿ ਦੋਖੁ ॥
To slander a Saint is the worst sin of sins.
ਨਾਨਕ ਸੰਤ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਾ ਉਸ ਕਾ ਭੀ ਹੋਇ ਮੋਖੁ ॥੩॥
O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, then even this one may be liberated. ||3||

Again our elders limit us to refrain from “Sant ki Ninda” and keep on telling us in many occasion that do not slanders any sant and baba ji, even if you feel these baba or sants are not genuine….

We entirely forget that our Guru Ji asked us to refrain from any type of slanders to anyone and in many places in gurubani, Guru Ji reminds us…

ਗਉੜੀ ॥ गउड़ी ॥ Gauree:
ਨਿੰਦਉ ਨਿੰਦਉ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਲੋਗੁ ਨਿੰਦਉ ॥ निंदउ निंदउ मो कउ लोगु निंदउ ॥ Slander me, slander me - go ahead, people, and slander me.
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਜਨ ਕਉ ਖਰੀ ਪਿਆਰੀ ॥ निंदा जन कउ खरी पिआरी ॥ Slander is pleasing to the Lord's humble servant.
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਬਾਪੁ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਮਹਤਾਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ निंदा बापु निंदा महतारी ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥ Slander is my father, slander is my mother. ||1||Pause||
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਹੋਇ ਤ ਬੈਕੁੰਠਿ ਜਾਈਐ ॥ निंदा होइ त बैकुंठि जाईऐ ॥ If I am slandered, I go to heaven;
ਨਾਮੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਮਨਹਿ ਬਸਾਈਐ ॥ नामु पदारथु मनहि बसाईऐ ॥ the wealth of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides within my mind.
ਰਿਦੈ ਸੁਧ ਜਉ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਹੋਇ ॥ रिदै सुध जउ निंदा होइ ॥ If my heart is pure, and I am slandered,
ਹਮਰੇ ਕਪਰੇ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਧੋਇ ॥੧॥ हमरे कपरे निंदकु धोइ ॥१॥ then the slanderer washes my clothes. ||1||
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਕਰੈ ਸੁ ਹਮਰਾ ਮੀਤੁ ॥ निंदा करै सु हमरा मीतु ॥ One who slanders me is my friend;
ਨਿੰਦਕ ਮਾਹਿ ਹਮਾਰਾ ਚੀਤੁ ॥ निंदक माहि हमारा चीतु ॥ the slanderer is in my thoughts.
ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਸੋ ਜੋ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਹੋਰੈ ॥ निंदकु सो जो निंदा होरै ॥ The slanderer is the one who prevents me from being slandered.
ਹਮਰਾ ਜੀਵਨੁ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਲੋਰੈ ॥੨॥ हमरा जीवनु निंदकु लोरै ॥२॥ The slanderer wishes me long life. ||2||
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਹਮਰੀ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਆਰੁ ॥ निंदा हमरी प्रेम पिआरु ॥ I have love and affection for the slanderer.
ਨਿੰਦਾ ਹਮਰਾ ਕਰੈ ਉਧਾਰੁ ॥ निंदा हमरा करै उधारु ॥ Slander is my salvation.
ਜਨ ਕਬੀਰ ਕਉ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਸਾਰੁ ॥ जन कबीर कउ निंदा सारु ॥ Slander is the best thing for servant Kabeer.
ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਡੂਬਾ ਹਮ ਉਤਰੇ ਪਾਰਿ ॥੩॥੨੦॥੭੧॥ निंदकु डूबा हम उतरे पारि ॥३॥२०॥७१॥ The slanderer is drowned, while I am carried across. ||3||20||71||

But unfortunately, we find that our community in particular including our elders, peers, religious leaders and all are HIGHLY engross in slandering… you can find in all forms … mother in law & daughter in law then relatives Vs. Relatives, Neighbors Vs. Neighbors, Gurudwara committees members.. And list is countless.. Most of the time we keep our self busy in doing some or other kind of “ninda” of others
I was shocked to see one video where one group in hazzoori of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.. we discussing and supporting “dasam granth” with many leading knowledgeable gursikh (I Wish some one can provide link for that video) and slandering Prof. Darshan Singh Khalsa openly and when one speaker was speaking in favor of dasam granth by giving some very good examples from dasam granth but not saying any word about Prof. Sahib, then one organizer stood up and came to him and said in his ear(which is quite laudable ) that “ arre darshan singh baare kuch bolo “ (say something about darshan singh) and those all gathering are of knowledgeable gursikhs…

ਆਪਿ ਨ ਦੇਹਿ ਚੁਰੂ ਭਰਿ ਪਾਨੀ ॥
They do not offer even a handful of water,
ਤਿਹ ਨਿੰਦਹਿ ਜਿਹ ਗੰਗਾ ਆਨੀ ॥੨॥
while they slander the one who brought forth the Ganges. ||2||

So we should awake now and propagate guruji message that …..
Slandering, in any form and to any one is categorically advised to refrain from..

Bhul Chuk Di Khima....

Disclaimer:- During the gossips, many times i myself start slandering.. Guru Ji bless me and all of us so that we can spend gossip time or slandering time in Gurmat vichar with family, friends and community.
Because of excess slandering(among members, another religion, dasam granth etc.) in our cyber community like orkut's sikhism and sikh community, now many person dont feel like visiting those sites.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

ਗੁਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਜੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਅਖਾਏ .......

Waheguru Ji Ka Kahalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Guru ji bless us... With guru ji kirpa and blessing my first sahej paath of sri guru granth sahib ji progressing well.. je waheguru ji ne bakhshis rakhi taan 300 saale tak daas paath sahib poora kar sakega...
During doing paath, today i came accross these beautiful lines and pray to waheguru to bless all of us with this...

ਮਃ ੪ ॥
मः ४ ॥
Mehlā 4.
Fourth Mehl:

ਗੁਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਜੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਅਖਾਏ ਸੁ ਭਲਕੇ ਉਠਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥
गुर सतिगुर का जो सिखु अखाए सु भलके उठि हरि नामु धिआवै ॥
Gur saṯgur kā jo sikẖ akẖā­ė so bẖalkė uṯẖ har nām ḏẖi­āvai.
One who calls himself a Sikh of the Guru, the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord's Name.

ਉਦਮੁ ਕਰੇ ਭਲਕੇ ਪਰਭਾਤੀ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਕਰੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਰਿ ਨਾਵੈ ॥
उदमु करे भलके परभाती इसनानु करे अम्रित सरि नावै ॥
Uḏam karė bẖalkė parbẖāṯī isnān karė amriṯ sar nāvai.
Upon arising early in the morning, he is to bathe, and cleanse himself in the pool of nectar.

ਉਪਦੇਸਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਜਪੁ ਜਾਪੈ ਸਭਿ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਪਾਪ ਦੋਖ ਲਹਿ ਜਾਵੈ ॥
उपदेसि गुरू हरि हरि जपु जापै सभि किलविख पाप दोख लहि जावै ॥
Upḏės gurū har har jap jāpai sabẖ kilvikẖ pāp ḏokẖ leh jāvai.
Following the Instructions of the Guru, he is to chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. All sins, misdeeds and negativity shall be erased.

ਫਿਰਿ ਚੜੈ ਦਿਵਸੁ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਗਾਵੈ ਬਹਦਿਆ ਉਠਦਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥
फिरि चड़ै दिवसु गुरबाणी गावै बहदिआ उठदिआ हरि नामु धिआवै ॥
Fir cẖaṛai ḏivas gurbāṇī gāvai bahḏi­ā uṯẖ­ḏi­ā har nām ḏẖi­āvai.
Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; whether sitting down or standing up, he is to meditate on the Lord's Name.

ਜੋ ਸਾਸਿ ਗਿਰਾਸਿ ਧਿਆਏ ਮੇਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਸੋ ਗੁਰਸਿਖੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਮਨਿ ਭਾਵੈ ॥
जो सासि गिरासि धिआए मेरा हरि हरि सो गुरसिखु गुरू मनि भावै ॥
Jo sās girās ḏẖi­ā­ė mėrā har har so gursikẖ gurū man bẖāvai.
One who meditates on my Lord, Har, Har, with every breath and every morsel of food - that GurSikh becomes pleasing to the Guru's Mind.
ਜਿਸ ਨੋ ਦਇਆਲੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਮੇਰਾ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਗੁਰੂ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਸੁਣਾਵੈ ॥
जिस नो दइआलु होवै मेरा सुआमी तिसु गुरसिख गुरू उपदेसु सुणावै ॥
Jis no ḏa­i­āl hovai mėrā su­āmī ṯis gursikẖ gurū upḏės suṇāvai.
That person, unto whom my Lord and Master is kind and compassionate - upon that GurSikh, the Guru's Teachings are bestowed.

ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਧੂੜਿ ਮੰਗੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਕੀ ਜੋ ਆਪਿ ਜਪੈ ਅਵਰਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਵੈ ॥੨॥
जनु नानकु धूड़ि मंगै तिसु गुरसिख की जो आपि जपै अवरह नामु जपावै ॥२॥
Jan Nānak ḏẖūṛ mangai ṯis gursikẖ kī jo āp japai avrah nām japāvai. ||2||
Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of that GurSikh, who himself chants the Naam, and inspires others to chant it. ||2||

For this, i guess, i have to take first step to sleep early??? it is being said that you take one step toward guru and guru will take thousand steps toward you.... i know that our one step makes a differece... yes one step towards guru will make a lots of difference in your life.. at least happened with me..

Guru bless all of us.. and give courage to take steps towards him on continue basis...

Bhul chuk di Khima...

Friday, May 9, 2008

Is it true reflection?????

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
I was excited to see a booklet on sikhism at Wadda Gurudwara, Singapore and had all praise in my mind for management to educate sangat particularly non-sikh about sikhism so i took one copy for myself so that i can give to someone who wants to know about sikhism as this thin booklets is good way to start with







I started reading and found that it may confuse beginner about sikhism particularly the following excerpt from booklet seems to be highly objectionable at least to me.


i dont want to put myself in this controversy whether meat eating is ok in sikhism or not but i really found this a bit weird that it is propagated at gurudwaras. IS it True reflection???


Humble appeal to Central Sikh Gurudwara Board, Singapore(Publisher of the booklet) to withdraw these booklet in light of following gurmat vichar
ਕਬੀਰ ਭਾਂਗ ਮਾਛੁਲੀ ਸੁਰਾ ਪਾਨਿ ਜੋ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਖਾਂਹਿ ॥ਤੀਰਥ ਬਰਤ ਨੇਮ ਕੀਏ ਤੇ ਸਭੈ ਰਸਾਤਲਿ ਜਾਂਹਿ ॥੨੩੩॥
Kabīr bẖāʼng mācẖẖulī surā pān jo jo prānī kẖāʼnhi.Ŧirath baraṯ nėm kī­ė ṯė sabẖai rasāṯal jāʼnhi. 233"O Kabeer! Those mortals who consume marijuana, fish and wine - no matter what pilgrimages, fasts and rituals they follow, it all goes to waste and is of no use. 233"(Ang 1377)

Another point which looks a bit undigested is " Freedom of Worship" it says to practise whatever religion one wished and whatever way ... really so now we can do all brahamanical practices and rituals????
On Page 16 it says "Sikhs believe that one sikh is a sikh, two sikhs is an assembly, and five sikhs is God." is it really a true reflection of sikhism which is portrayed in this booklet??
Bhul Chuk Di Khima


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