Sunday, February 25, 2007
I did my best to type of the words from the recording. Here are the main lines:
Close your eyes, it’s the end of another busy day. I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of other children slept this way, with Guru Ram Das to pretect them, keep them safe all through the night.
Oh…..Dhan Dhan Guru Ram Das, Rakho Saharanai.
Meditate on Guru Nanak, may you love God with his clarity.
Meditate on Guru Angad, may devotion fill your heart and set you free.
Meditate on Guru Amardas, let none leave your house unfulfilled.
Meditate on Guru Ram Das, Your prayers will heal the weak and the ill.
Meditate on Guru Arjan, his poem is a jewel beyond all words.
Meditate on Guru Hargobind, You’ll find God on heaven and on earth.
Meditate on Guru Har Rai, God and you shall never be apart.
Meditate on Guru Harkrishan, his sacrifice brings compassion to you heart.
Meditate on Guru Teg Bahadhur, no enemy will disturb your inner peace.
Meditate on Guru Gobind Singh, defend truth till your soul is released.
Siri Guru Granth Sahib, may Gurbani be the love of this child’s life. May it fill their hearts with wisdom and courage to bear the test of the time.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Here is another inspiring and thought provoking lecture by Siri Singh Sahib ji about Guru Nanak Dev ji's Japji Sahib. This is a video recorded during the 4 day Japji education course from June, 2003 in Espanola, New Mexico.
This lecture was one of the few last lectures by Siri Singh Sahib before he passed away in Oct 2004. As his health deteriorated he wasn't physically able to teach as much.
Japji Sahib contains universal teachings for anyone seeking Truth. It contains timeless wisdom and is said to give answers to life’s deepest questions.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
"How hard is it to be a turban-wearing Sikh? At a time when outward religious symbols are under constant scrutiny, this Asian Network Report goes back to basics and unravels (excuse the pun) what's tied up in the turban." - Listen to the BBC Radio program
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
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Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
To continue on the theme of "Sadhana" I am posting a video by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa (AKA: Yogi Bhajan). This video is an excerpt from the DVD "Discover Your Soul". The DVD is a full lecture and meditation class taught by Yogi Bhajan, so this video is just a part of it. If you enjoy the video I highly recommend that you get a copy of the DVDs which has the full lecture and the meditations that were taught.
In this video he talks about the concept of Sadhana and why we must get up early in the morning to meditate and clear our sub-conscious mind. He also discusses the topic of cold shower and the benefits.
Over the next few weeks I will be editing and posting more video excerpts like this from classes he taught over the years. If you don't know much about the term "Sadhana" then you can read this previous blog post on the subject.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
One of the fun projects that myself and my friend Ashvinder Singh have been involved with is RateMyTurban.com. This started as a fun idea to promote the positive image of the turban for Sikhs but has become very popular all over America. Over the past 6 months the site has been talked about on lots of radio stations and linked up all over the web (including Yahoo pick of the week). A lot of the interest is coming from the general public at large who find it interesting to see this type of website. With all the mis-understandings about the turban and mistaken identity, this website has served to educate your average american a little bit more about Sikhs and the Turban. I think it is a great example of how you can be creative about educating people and have fun with it. On the top there are links explaining about the turban and even video tutorials on how to tie a turban.
This morning Ashvinder was invited on the Kevin and Bean Morning Radio show which is a very popular Rock station in Los Angeles. I remember this radio station from when I used to live in Los Angeles and it is quite popular with thousands of listeners all over LA area. I managed to record the interview off the internet so you can have a listen. You don't have to be a scholar or "expert" to educate others about Sikhi. Just do the best you can and it will make a difference!
Ps. In case you are wanting to add a turban to the RateMyTurban.com we are currently having some technical problems with the image upload, so users can't add new turbans right now. We are working on the issue.
RateMyTurban.com Creating Awareness about the Sikh Turban
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