Prem Kahani: Postcard From Ludhiana
I would not have sent a 'note' from Ludhiana where I have ended up after Kenya, but for a very interesting story which I must share. It could make the basis of an excellent Punjabi movie - a love story. The romantics amongst you are going to love this!
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Chasing Happiness
What exactly is happiness? This is not just a rhetorical question. We think we know when we have it and also when it has been stolen or denied. The past can be instructive. Sometimes what seems wonderful at the time turns out not to be so after all, and what seemed to be awful at the time turns out wonderfully after all.
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An Unconventional Anand Karaj
What if you want to do something crazy? Something that not many people have even considered before? What if you want to break with tradition, completely? That’s exactly what Shawn Singh Tucker and Baljit “Bally” Kaur Lehal did during their Anand Karaj this summer in Atlanta, GA. “We walked side-by-side during our lavan,” said Shawn.
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A contemporary 11 year old Sikh laments 1984
How can we forget Bluestar was evil Bluestar was cruel Now they’re trying to make us the fools.
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I'm not humble because I buy stuff...
At the dinner with my friends, we finished the conversation with a friend quoting a zen haiku: when a disciple says to his master, “I want happiness”, the master replies, “Take away the ego ‘I’, the desire ‘want’, and you are left with happiness.”
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Elisabeth Meru - The Journey Home
Elisabeth Meru is a very unique individual. She was born in Hamburg, Germany and now lives in Munich. The Guru's miracle manifested in her life after 24 years spent searching for God when she visited the Gurdwara in Munich, Germany for the first time and first heard Gurbani Kirtan.
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Universal Sikhi ~ Across Cultures, Religions & Continents
Gurumustuk Singh says, "This is my personal experience as an American-born Sikh with parents from Christian and Jewish backgrounds; the changing world of Sikhi, and how various people are connecting with this lifestyle..."
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The Day I Bowed and Gave My Head
As a Kaur married to a full kesh and beard, turban-wearing Punjabi Singh, how could I support him in days when his beard or turban may create an issue in some other person’s life; someone who was ignorant regarding its true purpose, if I had no idea what that felt like in person?
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Āratī-Āratā ~ Author's Viewpoint Part 1 (of 2)
Most Sikhs have heard of the Āratī of Guru Nanak and the Bhagats, but few have heard the full version that includes many inspiring verses by Guru Gobind Singh.
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Will Tragedy Wake Us Up?
This essay gives a raw look at one of the most important institutions in the Sikh lifestyle: Marriage.
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