Experience the Shabad Guru


Introduction
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Millions of people will descend on Takhat Hazur Sahib in Nanded this October. But tens of millions more will be home, honoring the 300th Anniversary of Guru Gaddi in his or her own way. Here are a humble list of suggestions for how you, your family and friends can celebrate Guru Gaddi in your own community.

Sounds from Hazur Sahib - An Audio Journal

As thousands of our brothers and sisters gather at Takhat Sachkand in Hazoor Sahib this week to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Guru Granth Sahib, SikhNet daily audio reports from Ek Ong Kaar Kaur and who is there participating in the joyous events. More >>

Make a Pledge to Experience the Shabad

This month, as our global Sikh Sangat remembers and celebrates the 300th anniversary of Guru Gaddi, we can each make a Personal Pledge to deepen our own relationship with our Guru. More >>

Altar your Space

During this year of the Tercentenary of the Guru Gaddee of Siri Guru Granth Sahib, there are many ways each of us will find to deepen our relationship to God and Guru. Setting a special place in our home to meditate and creating time for devotional practices can help to remind you of spiritual priorities... More >>

Sahej Path of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Beginning in August, commit to yourself that you will take the time to read a few pages of Siri Guru Granth Sahib a day. Start at the beginning and don’t stop until you are through. If you do five pages a day, it will take between nine and ten months to read through the entire Guru. Do it as your sadhana, and don’t worry about which language you use or how good your pronunciation is. Read it as you can. Try it and see how the Siri Guru Granth Sahib can inspire you and elevate your life.
 
If you don't have easy access to a physical Siri Guru Granth Sahib – no problem. Do your Sahej Path of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji on-line

Meditate on Mundaavanee (Page 1429 of Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji)

If doing Sahej Path of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji does not work with your particular schedule, then consider meditating on Mundaavanee. Many learned Sikhs consider this Shabad, which is recited daily in Rehiras Sahib, to be the essence of what the Siri Guru Granth Sahib does and is. Meditating on this Shabad will help you identify the purpose and power of Siri Guru Granth Sahib in your own life. Mundaavanee was written by Guru Arjan Dev ji and can be found on Ang 1429 of Siri Guru Granth Sahib. You can find the Shabad by clicking here.

Host a Gurdwara or Kirtan program on October 30, 2008

At Takhat Hazur Sahib in Nanded, October 30 is the main celebration day for Guru Gaddee. Many of the large Gurdwaras around the world will very likely have a celebration that day, as well. If you live in a smaller community, however, consider hosting a Gurdwara in your own home. Or host a kirtan program open to the public. Sharing the songs of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib with others is one of the best ways to honor and remember this historic event.  

Create a home for the Siri Guru Granth Sahib in YOUR home

One of the most beautiful aspects of the Sikh tradition is that the Siri Guru Granth Sahib belongs to every Sikh. The teachings of Gurbani show us that the reality of the Divine lives within us. We do not need to go outside of ourselves to find that experience. Reserving one of the rooms in your home as a place to keep the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is a wonderful way to integrate the Shabad Guru more fully into your life. It will also allow you to have access to the Guru’s guidance and blessing daily.
 
“One of the greatest blessings given to a Sikh is the opportunity to install the Guru in his or her home, and maintain the Gurdwara. When you install the Guru in your home or ashram, you are making a strong statement, that you will abide in the Realm of Truth. The Guru becomes the Master of your home.” - From the Sikh Dharma Manual.
 
For more details about how to set up a Gurdwara in your home, read Chapter 5 of the Sikh Dharma Manual.

Practice the Guru Gobind Singh Shakti Meditation

There is a state of ecstasy which exists within us all the time. It is not dependent on the caprice of circumstance and personality. It is an infinite pool that refreshes the heart and gives us strength to create a better self and a better world. It is available. This meditation is the key that opens the door to that experience of ecstasy.

Learn Gurbani

Visit our online learning resources page. Listen to Japji Sahib Pauri by Pauri with slow and accurate pronunciation. Visit other online resources. More >>> 

 

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