THE “AANT KAAL” MYTH DEMOLISHED VIA GURBANEE OF SGGS – DR KARMINDER SINGH

The Annt Kaal concept, which is not as per Gurmat or Gurbanee is a very popular MYTH which has its roots in the Earlier established religious systems. This “concept” was totally demolished and utterly rubbished by the SGGS, but sad to say many still attempt to explain this “myth” and justify it as part of Gurmat, fall back on the Vedas, Purans etc .

In this video Dr Karminder Singh bases his explanations totally on GURBANEE of SGGS and concludes that this Annt Kaal concept is totally out of sync with Gurmat and Gurbanee.

 

BHAGAT DHANNA JI – POPULAR MYTHS DEMOLISHED THROUGH HIS OWN BANEE IN SGGS – DR KARMINDER SINGH

Bhagat Dhanna Ji has been much maligned by the attachment of totally false imaginary works of FICTION. This fake attachments had become so popular that Guru Arjun Ji had to write a SHABAD to EXPOSE all these Falsehoods, myths and tall tales attached to Bhagat Dhanna Ji, and also other Bhagats whose Banee is in the SGGS.   In this video the popular false myth attached to Bhagat Dhanna Ji is exposed and demolished via The Bhagat Sahib’s own Banee recorded in SGGS.

 

JUP BANEE VIDEO PART 9 BY DR KSD – A REVIEW

REVIEW OF JUP BANEE VIDEO PART 9 BY DR KSD

 Video at: www.sikhivicharforum YOU TUBE Channel

THE CONNECTIONS – the Preamble to Jup , First Salok, Paurees, Last Salok are all connected.

  • The Preamble – is about the Creator (Gur Parsad is the enlightenment)
  • Jup – realize that the Creator is Within
  • First Salok – the Creator is Within
  • First Pauree – seeking to Realize the Creator WITHOUT won’t work
  • 38 Paurees – the Path
  • Last Salok – the Outcome

 

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THE LEADERSHIP OF SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI

THE LEADERSHIP OF SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI

Definition of Leadership

The Oxford Dictionary defines leadership as ‘The action of leading a group of people or an organization.’ A second way of looking at Leadership is to think of it as the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal as in a greater good.

Roles of a leader

What traits define a good leader? And how well does the SGGS ji possess these qualities? Here are nine features that come to mind.

 

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Big Question ? HOLY SANT, HOLIER CHELAS AND BLIND SHARDALOOS

HOLY SANT, HOLIER CHELAS AND BLIND SHARDALOOS

 

Disgraced pseudo “Godman” cum convicted serial and statutory rapist Ram Rahim Gurmeet Singh has been in the news lately – obviously for all the wrong reasons.

The ultimate shame that Singh is his surname, that Sikhs formed a large portion of his hundred thousand odd followers, and that he has been the subject of three Akaal Takhat dictates merits discussion on this forum: not on the jailed and disgraced sham of a culprit per se – but on the larger phenomenon of using “Godman-ship” to rob and loot innocent followers.

In Punjab alone there are some 20,000 deras – owned and run by people who claim to be mahapursh (godly elevated beings) and Sants (Saintly beings). Compare this figure to about 13,000 villages.

The Punjabi idiom Ett Chuki Tey Sant Nikul Aunda (A sant can be found behind every stone) has eventually come true.

Perhaps Old Mc Donald’s farm too has come to be inhabited by these so called Sants.

 

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Review of Jup Banee by Dr KSD – Video Part 8

Review of Jup Banee by Dr KSD – Video Part 8

PREAMBLE of Jup Banee

  • ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
  • Ek Oaangkar Sat Naam Karta Purakh Nirbhau Nirvair Akaal Moorat Ajooni Saibhung Gur Parsaad.
  • The One Omnipresent God who is in Existence, who is the Creator Being, Fearless and without Enmity, Timeless and Formless, Does Not take Life Forms, and who is Self- Created, is Realized through the Blessings and Grace (Enlightenment) of the Shabad Guru.
  • The preamble is the core of all Gurbani as it describes THE GOD that is mentioned throughout the SGGS ji.
  • Gur Parsaad means enlightenment from the Guru (in the form of the Shabad).

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THE GURU OF THE SIKHS

THE GURU OF THE SIKHS

Historical Background

The spiritual founder of Sikhism is Guru Nanak. Born in 1469, early in adult life he travelled widely for 25 years on his quest to share the message of the fatherhood of God and brotherhood of mankind. On these journeys he was able to mingle with ordinary men as well as rulers and religious leaders.

 

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Bhagautee and Bhagaotee

Bhagautee and Bhagaotee (ਭਗਉਤੀ and ਭਗੌਤੀ)

To the untrained ear, the words Bhagautee ਭਗਉਤੀ and Bhagaotee ਭਗੌਤੀ sound the same. In the written form, the difference lies in the phonology of the signs aunkar and the khanohra. Their meanings can be derived in accordance with the usage (and non-usage) of each in the SGGS.

 

 

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Critical Review of Video on Jup Banee 7 You Tube channel of sikhivicharforum.com

Review of Jup Banee by Dr KSD – Part 7

  • Preamble of Jup Banee
  • ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
  • Ek Oaangkar Sat Naam Karta Purakh Nirbhau Nirvair Akaal Moorat Ajooni Saibhung Gur Parsaad.
  • The One Omnipresent God who is in Existence, who is the Creator Being, Fearless and without Enmity, Timeless and Formless, Does Not take Life Forms, and who is Self-

Created, is Realized through the Blessings and Grace (Enlightenment) of the Shabad Guru.

 

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Are Sikhs vegetarians ? The Unending discourse on Maas Mas – non-issue

ARE WE VEGETARIANS?

THE UNENDING DEBATE ON “Maas Maas”

What to eat or what not to eat is a never-ending debate between Sikhs who are vegetarians and those who are meat–eaters.

What does Gurmatt say? On the issue of meat the variety of verses can fall into the following categories. There are more. Let’s mention just the basic ones. We need to know this in order to understand the issue in proper context. 

 

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DIWALI AND SIKHI

DIWALI AND SIKHI

By Karminder Singh Dhillon Ph.D (Boston)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Note: This is a revised and updated version of the original which was first published in The Sikh Bulletin Vol 10, No 11 & 12 Nov-Dec 2008. Editor, October 2016.

This article attempts to answer the question: Is Diwali a Sikh Celebration? It is inspired by the actions of some Sikhs to celebrate Diwali within the precincts of the local Gurdwara. Such celebrations range from encouraging Sikhs to bring sweets and delicacies to the Gurdwara, lighting the Gurdwara premises with oil lamps, to actually conducting full scale kirten, katha and ardas diwans in relation and in conjunction with Diwali.

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GURU NANAK’S AUTHENTIC SIKHI – TATT GURMATT

GURU NANAK’S AUTHENTIC SIKHI – TATT GURMATT

Nanak Nirmal Panth Chalaya

Sikh Spirituality

The unique spirituality of the Sikh Gurus lies in the /core/primal principle of ONE. Our Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji is the store-house of the jewels of spirituality that begin with One.

 

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FISH DONT GROW ON TREES…OR DO THEY ?? REALLY !! PAGE 481 SGGS

 By Dr Karminder Singh Dhillon.

The verses are composed by Bhagat Namdev ji. 
The context is the debate amongst the “educated” clergy (Pandits) and those who have actually realized God. *KOYEE BOLEY NERWAA KOYEE BOLEY DHOOR* Meaning: Some of the pundits assert He is near; others argue He is afar. 

This debate is futile since neither side has realized Him. *JUL KEE MACHLEE CHAREY KHAZOOR.*! Meaning: These pundits may as well argue that fish exits the water to climb up a date tree!! The final verses are *PUNDIT HOEY KAY BAED BAKHANAI. MOORAKH NAMDEO RAMHEY JANAI.* 

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Can The Creator be under any ones Control..ever ?

 

Tun Bhagtahn key Vass….Bhagtahn Taan Tera ?  is the word Vass….meaning “Under Control” or “resides within” as in Vassiah Hoyah…

ਇੱਕ ਸਵਾਲ? 

ਕੀ ਸੂਰਜ ,ਚੰਦ,ਤਾਰੇ,ਪਾਣੀ,ਹਵਾ,ਦਿਨ,ਰਾਤਿ ਕਿਸੇ ਦੇ ਵੱਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਹਨ?ਸਭ ਦਾ ਇੱਕ ਹੀ ਜਵਾਬ ਹੋਇਗਾ ਕਿ ਨਹੀੰ। 

ਅੱਜ ਕਥਾ ਜੋ PTC ਚੈਨਲ ਤੇ 6 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ 2027 ਸ਼ੁੱਕਰਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਹੋ ਰਹੀ ਸੀ ਤੇ “ ਤੂ ਭਗਤਾ ਕੈ ਵਸਿ ਭਗਤਾਂ ਤਾਣ ਤੇਰਾ” ਜਿਸਦਾ ਅਰਥ ਪ੍ਰੋ. ਸਾਹਿਬ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਨੇ ਵੀ ਇਹੀ ਕੀਤੇ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਭਗਤਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਸੁ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੈ। ਇਹ ਅਤਕਥਨੀ ਜਿਹੀ ਲੱਗੀ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਜੇ ਉਸਦੀ ਬਣਾਈ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਕਿਸੇ ਦੇ ਵੱਸ ਨਹੀ ਤਾਂ ਰੱਬ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਕਿਸੇ ਭਗਤ ਦੇ ਵਸੁ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ? ਫੇਰ ਜਿਸਦੇ ਵਸਿ ਹੋਵੇ ਉਹ ਕਹੇ ਕਿ ਭਗਤਾਂ ਤਾਣ ਤੇਰਾ? ਉਹ ਤਾਂ ਕਹੇਗਾ ਕਿ ਮੈ ਰੱਬ ਵੱਸ ਕਰ ਲਿਆ ਤੇ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਆਪ ਤੇ ਮਾਣ ਹੈ ਫੇਰ ਰੱਬ ਦੇ ਤਾਣ ਦੀ ਜਗ੍ਹਾ ਉਸਦਾ ਆਪਣਾ ਹੀ ਤਾਣ ਹੋਏਗਾ।
ਮੈਨੂੰ ਜੋ ਮਹਿਸੂਸ ਹੋ ਰਿਹਾ ਉਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਹੇ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਤੂੰ ਭਗਤਾਂ ਕੈ ਵਸਿ ਭਾਂਵ ਤੂੰ ਰੱਬ ਜੀ ਭਗਤਾਂ ਕੈ ਭਗਤਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਸੁ ਹਿਰਦੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੱਸਦਾ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਭਗਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਤੇਰਾ ਤਾਣ ਹੈ ।
ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹ ਵੀ ਕਹਿ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ “ ਹਉ ਮਾਣੁ ਤਾਣੁ ਕਰਉ ਤੇਰਾ ਹਉ ਜਾਨਉ ਆਪਾ। ਸਭਹੀ ਮਧਿ ਸਭਹਿ ਤੇ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਬੇਮੁਹਤਾਜ ਬਾਪਾ।” ਉਹ ਰੱਬ ਜੀ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਖੁਦਾ God ਕਿਸੇ ਦੇ ਹਿਰਦੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੱਸ ਤਾਂ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ ਪਰ ਸਾਰੀ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਉਹਦੇ ਵੱਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੈ ਉਹ He ਕਿਸੇ ਦੇ ਵੱਸ ਨਹੀ ਹੈ । ਜੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਇੱਕ ਭਗਤ ਦੇ ਵੱਸ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਫੇਰ ਬਾਕੀ ਵੀ ਏਹੀ ਦਾਅਵਾ ਕਿਉਂ ਨਹੀ ਕਰਨਗੇ?
ਅੰਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਕ ਰਾਹੀ ਪ੍ਰੋੜ੍ਹਤਾ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੋਇਆਂ “ ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਘਰੁ ੧।ਜਾ ਕੈ ਹਿਰਦੈ ਵੱਸਿਆ ਤੂ ਕਰਤੇ ਤਾਂ ਕੀ ਤੈ ਆਸ ਪੁਜਾਈ।ਦਾਸ ਅਪਨੇ ਕਉ ਤੂ ਵਿਸਰਹਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਚਰਨ ਧੂਰਿ ਮਨਿ ਭਾਈ।੧। ਤੇਰੀ ਅਕਥ ਕਥਾ ਕਥਨ ਨ ਜਾਈ।ਗੁਣ ਨਿਧਾਨ ਸੁਖ ਦਾਤੇ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਸਭ ਤੇ ਊਚ ਬਡਾਈ।ਰਹਾਉ।
ਬੇਨਤੀ: ਇਹਨੂੰ ਟਿੱਪਣੀ ਨਹੀ ਸਮਝਣਾ ਆਪਣੇ ਮਨ ਦਾ ਵਲਵਲਾ ਸਾਂਝਾ ਕਰ ਰਿਹਾ ਹਾਂ ਕੁਉਂਕਿ ਉਹ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਕਰਤੇ ਦੀ ਮਤਿ ਇਹੋ ਕਹਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਹੈ ਉਹ ਬਾਹਰ ਕੱਢ ।
ਕੋਈ ਗਲਤੀ ਹੋਵੇ ਤਾਂ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਬਖਸ਼ੰਦ ਪਿਤਾ ਮੁਆਫ਼ੀ ਕਰਨਗੇ ਜੀ।

The Fallen Leaf on Page 546 SGGS

The Pitfalls of Translating Gurbani……..An example of How Translators add their own mindset to translations and twist them in the directions never intended !!

 Dr. Karminder Singh Dhillon explains:

For a start, the English translation uses the words “the soul wanders”.

This gives the impression that the verse is about death and the situation of the soul in a after life after death.

There is no mention of “the soul” in the verse. No mention OF death either. Neither is the word “wondering”used.

The word FIRET is traveling. Not wondering.

The shabad is actually about SEPARATION. The word for separation is VICHUNEY.

The shabad is about separation from our Creator and the journey of spirituality here and now.

The first verse talks of this journey. VAAT DUHEYLEE RAAM- meaning the journey (VAAT) of spiritual realization is a difficult (DUHEYLEE) one .

The CAUSE of the separation while being in the journey is in verse two. PAAP KAMAVADEYA….Meaning I am suffering separation as a consequence of me committing sins.

The ILLUSTRATION of this separation is in the verse in the pic posted above.

The illustration / example of spiritual separation is of a leaf dropping of a high branch and the illustration / example of the resulting spiritual journey is the lonely downward spiral of the separated leaf.

Illustrations / examples are just that. We cannot stretch the example beyond how it is used by the author (Guru Arjun).

For example I cannot ADD to the example and say “a goat came and ate up the fallen leaf”. And use this ADDED part to suggest that the after life demons will eat up my soul after death !!!