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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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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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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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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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।

CRITICAL THINKING – IMPORTANCE IN SIKHI-GURMAT

SIKHS AND CRITICAL THINKING

Meaning of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking has been in the news for a long time now with various countries already having incorporated such skills in their educational schemes with some beginning right from the elementary level.

 

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Review of Jup Banee Part 6 (You Tube Videos)

Review of Jup Banee by Dr KSD – Part 6

  • ੴ Ek Oangkar (One God)
  • SGGS 83

ਸਿਰੀਰਾਗ ਕੀ ਵਾਰ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ਸਲੋਕਾ ਨਾਲਿ ॥ ਪਉੜੀ ॥

ਹਰਿ ਇਕੋ ਕਰਤਾ ਇਕੁ ਇਕੋ ਦੀਬਾਣੁ ਹਰਿ ॥

ਹਰਿ ਇਕਸੈ ਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਮਰੁ ਇਕੋ ਹਰਿ ਚਿਤਿ ਧਰਿ ॥

ਹਰਿ ਤਿਸੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਕੋਈ ਨਾਹਿ ਡਰੁ ਭ੍ਰਮੁ ਭਉ ਦੂਰਿ ਕਰਿ ॥

ਹਰਿ ਤਿਸੈ ਨੋ ਸਾਲਾਹਿ ਜਿ ਤੁਧੁ ਰਖੈ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਘਰਿ ॥

ਹਰਿ ਜਿਸ ਨੋ ਹੋਇ ਦਇਆਲੁ ਸੋ ਹਰਿ ਜਪਿ ਭਉ ਬਿਖਮੁ ਤਰਿ ॥੧॥

Sri Rag Kee Vaar Mehla 4 Saloka Naal. Pauree

Har Eko Karta Ek, Eko Deeban Har.

Har Eksey Da Hai Amar, Eko Har Chit Dhar.

Har Tis Bin Koey Nahey, Darr Bhram Bhao Door Kar.

Har Tis No Salahe, Jey Tudh Rakhey Bahar Ghar.

 

 

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Review of Jup Banee Part 5 (You Tube videos)

Review of Jup Banee by Dr KSD – Part 5

  • Meaning of Mool and Mantar in Gurbani.
  • SGGS 281

ਜਬ ਦੇਖਉ ਤਬ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਮੂਲੁ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੋ ਸੂਖਮੁ ਸੋਈ ਅਸਥੂਲੁ ॥੫॥

Jub Dekho Tub Sabh Kich Mool.

Nanak so Sukhum Soee Asthool.

Everywhere I look, I see it all as God (Mool).

Nanak He is both tangible and abstract.

He is everywhere at every time.

God is the root/Mool.

 

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TIME TO MOVE FROM BIPREET SACH SUNAIYE-SEE SACH KEE BELA

TIME TO MOVE FROM BIPREET

SACH SUNAIYE-SEE SACH KEE BELA

Today, what is shocking in our Gurdwara practices? How many unSikh procedures can be noted? And what is this new trend of group chanting?

At present, so much importance is placed on the gurdwara structure and decorations. Millions are spent on the palki, the carpets, air conditioning and other facilities. But do the attendees use these for spiritual fulfilment?

Or they busy with the flowers, the langgar and the rumalas? Can the never-ending reading by the paid sewadars for various types of paths be of benefit?

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JUPP BANEE Videos 1 & 2 by Dr. Karminder Singh Dhillon- A CRITICAL REVIEW

Review of Jup Banee by Dr KSD – Part 1

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  1. Introductory Information
  • Jup as a summary : 8 pages in 1430 pages SGGS ji
  • Jup as the title bani of SGGS
  • Jup as a trailer of SGGS
  • Jup as a preview of SGGS
  1. Misconceptions of Jup Bani
  • First bani in SGGS
  • First bani learnt (but not understood)
  • First bani memorised
  • First bani of first Guru (it is Guru Nanak’s last bani)
  1. Jup Bani is least understood because of
  • The title (Jup)
  • Its complexity
  • Concise, brief, idiomatic and condensed form
  • Guru Nanak’s final bani after his 70 years of personal spirituality
  1. Dr KSD shares his personal research over the years
  • At least 3 dozen translations/teekas are available from Faridkot to Rajneesh
  • The first, Faridkot teeka, is a literal translation
  • The latest by Col Mohan Singh is a contextual translation
  • (based on Prof Sahib Singh’s Darpan)
  • Asa di War is an explanation of Jup Bani.
  1. Origin of literal teekas/translations
  • Vedantic school
  • Nirmala/Udasi tradition (Kavi Santokh Singh/Maskeen/Parwana,
  • reliant on ‘sakhis’
  • Sampardayee teekas (Bhai Veer Singh)
  • Spin-offs on Internet (Sant Singh MD)
  1. Study of Gurbani grammar (Viakran)
  • In 1963 Linguist Prof Sahib Singh completed Darpan, in 10 Volumes in 30 years, most reliable
  • 1n 2016 Historian Harjinder Singh Dilgeer in 8 Volumes
  • In 2017 Colonel Manmohan Singh updated Prof Sahib Singh’s work

Review of Jup Banee by Dr KSD – Part 2

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  1. Methodology in Understanding Gurbani/Jup Bani
  • Literal translation vs actual message
  • Original intent of bani vs Interpretations/Mistranslations/Distortions
  1. Gurbani Framework of Analysis
  • Textual interpretation
  • Internal validity
  • Internal reliability
  • Gurbani must be used to explain Gurbani
  • Gurbani grammar is crucial
  • Coherent explanation
  1. Analysis
  • Central point theory
  • Rahao principle
  • Illustration theory
  • Whole shabad theory
  • Cross reference theory
  • Validation or contextual theory
  • Universality/wholesomeness of SGGS ji
  • (Specificity is ruled out for Location, Occasion, Incident, Person)
  1. Challenges of Existing Framework
  • Difficult but unlearning process must precede relearning
  • Sway of existing traditions
  • Anti-thesis to sakhi-based – sakhi is divergent but Gurbani is convergent
  • Exposes our shortcomings vis-à-vis our understanding of Gurbani
  • Contradicts much/all that we ‘know’
  1. If we overcome the challenges, we open a whole new world of
  • Gurbani
  • SGGS ji
  • Authentic Sikhi (a practical and useful way of life) – all life values are in Gurbani
  1. Existing Frameworks
  • (Vedantic, Nirmala/Udasi, Sampardayee/ Taksali/and Spinoffs) ALL are Vedantic/incident/sakhi-based
  • Literal translations merely change language of presentation
  • from original to English but with incident-based interpretations
  • Creates incidents,’historical events,’ occurrences, happenings as background of shabad
  1. Problems of Incident-based Interpretations
  • No consistency
  • No internal validity
  • Does not create real understanding of message
  • Relies on external texts for the incidents (that are questionable as these are authored by Vedantics) which rely on Puranas, Shastras, Vedas and other Hindu texts to understand and explain gurbani concepts, context and principles
  1. Problems of Vedantic Interpretations
  • Creates erroneous/warped understanding of Gurbani messages
  • Raises questions regarding the need for Gurbani
  • Questions the integrity of Sikhi !!
  • Questions the unique spirituality of our Gurus
  • Reinforces the old canvas (like heavan and hell/84 lakh joons)
  • Reintroduces rituals and other discarded stuff leading to Bipparism/ Brahmanism/Hinduisation of Sikhi
  • Subjects Gurbani to hermeneutics (a method or theory of interpretation) of the Vedas
  • Hence Gurbani is highjacked by Puranas/Shastras/Vedas leading to Bipparism/Hinduisation of Sikhs

9. Outcomes of Bipparism/Hinduisation of Sikhs

ASSIMILATION

  • Eliminates separate identity

SUBJUGATION

  • Reduces uniqueness
  • Makes Sikhism a part of a whole
  • Interpretive control of Gurbani through FOA

DILUTION

  • Weakens source
  • Reduces Gurbani focus
  • Increases incident/sakhi-based focus

10. The Frameworks are compared in a shabad “Char padarath”

And we see that messages in Gurbani can be interpreted via

  • Gurbani grammar
  • Gurbani shabads

11. Conclusion :

  • Vedantic explanations are rejected
  • Gurbani will interpret Gurbani

Sikhi and Intellect

SIKHI AND INTELLECT

AKLEE SAHIB SAEVEEAI AKALEE PAEEAI MAAN

Sometimes we Sikhs find Gurbani so hard to grasp, all because literal translations as displayed on the screens in Gurdwaras do not give us the proper meaning. This is because the majority of available translations of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji are faulty due to an excessive reliance on Vedic definitions.

The most common English translation available on the net by Sant Singh MD is very Vedic. Unfortunately it has become the basis for most other English translations as well. The Gurbani Explorer that we see in our gurdwara screens is derived mostly from Sant Singh and is thus Vedic in its literal and mythological translations of Sikh spiritual concepts and thereby confusing to most of us.

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PAAP AND PUNN CONCEPTS AS IN GURMATT

PAPP AND PUNN CONCEPT IN GURMATT IS DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSITE AS IN ACCEPTED TRADITIONAL RELIGIONS – GURMATT DOESNT ACCEPT PAAP OR PUNN AS VALID…KARMEEE AAAPOH AAPPNNEE – CREATOR SUPPLIES BOTH SEEDS – PAAP/PUNN..ITS UP TO US TO SOW

 

ਪਾਪ ਪੁੰਨ ਦੋਵੇ ਨਜਦੀਕੀ ਪਰ ਵਿਰੋਧੀ ਭਾਵ ਰੱਖਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਪਦ ਹਨ॥
ਆਉ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਦੀ ਰੌਸ਼ਨੀ ਵਿਚ ਪਾਪ ਪੁੰਨ ਨੂੰ ਸਮਝਣ ਦੀ ਕੋਸਿਸ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ॥ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਬਾਣੀ ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਵਿਚ ਆਖਦੇ ਹਨ…
ਜਬ ਅਕਾਰੁ ਇਹੁ ਕਛੁ ਨ ਦ੍ਰਿਸਟੇਤਾ ॥
ਪਾਪ ਪੁੰਨ ਤਬ ਕਹ ਤੇ ਹੋਤਾ ॥
ਇਥੋਂ ਇਕ ਗੱਲ ਭਲੀ ਭਾਂਤ ਸਮਝ ਆ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ ਕੇ ਪਾਪ ਪੁੰਨ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਪਸਾਰੇ ਦਾ ਇਕ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਹੈ॥
ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਇਸ ਗੱਲ ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਣਤਾ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਹੋਈ ਆਖਦੀ ਹੈ॥
ਬਿਖੁ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਕਰਤਾਰਿ ਉਪਾਏ ॥
ਸੰਸਾਰ ਬਿਰਖ ਕਉ ਦੁਇ ਫਲ ਲਾਏ ॥

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