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by IJJSingh
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Doubts
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: Doubts

Ishleen, You are on the right track. Do not worry about the timing or the type/extent of washing before reciting gurbani. Any time you can find to remember Waheguru is a good time. Guru ji does not want us to get in debates about "auspicious" times for prayers. ਜੇ ਵੇਲਾ ਵਖਤੁ ਵੀਚਾਰੀਐ ਤਾ ਕਿਤੁ ਵੇਲਾ ਭਗਤਿ...
by IJJSingh
Sat May 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Need help with translation from Persian
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: Need help with translation from Persian

Kahlon Ji, Thanks for providing the translation. The updated book in PDF format can be accessed from the link below. Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh About the Book In the year 1510 AD, Taajudin Naqshbandi, a Persian/Arabic writer met Guru Nanak Dev ji during his journey through the Middl...
by IJJSingh
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Waheguru
Replies: 3
Views: 4314

Re: Waheguru

There are many places in SGGS where Waheguru is addressed as mother. For example:

ਤੂੰ ਮੇਰਾ ਪਿਤਾ ਤੂੰਹੈ ਮੇਰਾ ਮਾਤਾ ॥
You are my Father, and You are my Mother.
ਤੂੰ ਮੇਰਾ ਬੰਧਪੁ ਤੂੰ ਮੇਰਾ ਭ੍ਰਾਤਾ ॥
You are my Relative, and You are my Brother. (SGGS 103)

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh
by IJJSingh
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Corona virus pandemic and anand karaj
Replies: 1
Views: 3886

Re: Corona virus pandemic and anand karaj

First of all, congratulations for your upcoming wedding. Anand and Lavan is a commitment by you to strive for a union between your soul and God. Merging your life/soul with your spouse' life/soul is the first small step (first lesson) towards merging with God who is everywhere and in everybody. No a...
by IJJSingh
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Advice for re-starting the path of Sikhi
Replies: 3
Views: 5524

Re: Advice for re-starting the path of Sikhi

How do you infer that God has created this game and create Maya to perpetuate the illusion? I have been trying to find this but not able to, so, very much looking forward to your answer. References with page and line number will be helpful. Its mentioned in several places in SGGS, I have listed a f...
by IJJSingh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Waheguru Simran & Amrit Vela
Replies: 2
Views: 4567

Re: Waheguru Simran & Amrit Vela

Sikhi is more about unlearning than learning. We have built our ego and behavior over a very long period, and removing ego is a painful unlearning process. Let me share my own experience. For years, I recited Nitnem, and then I decided to read SGGS from beginning to end a few pages each day – a prac...
by IJJSingh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Advice for re-starting the path of Sikhi
Replies: 3
Views: 5524

Re: Advice for re-starting the path of Sikhi

According to Sikhi, there is nobody else but God. God has created a game (an illusion) for himself to make his own parts (all of us) perceive that they are separate beings. God has created Maya to perpetuate the illusion and has assigned the Guru to guide us to overcome the illusion. The objective o...
by IJJSingh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Being better gursikh
Replies: 1
Views: 4915

Re: Being better gursikh

Sikh has to pass through three stages: 1. Detachment 2. Reattachment 3. End of Detachment and Reattachment The above may appear contradictory but in Gurbani it’s a consistent path moving in the same direction towards God. In the beginning we are in the grips of maya, and our attachments are driven b...
by IJJSingh
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Clothing Debate?
Replies: 2
Views: 7876

Re: Clothing Debate?

Anmol2004, Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji Fateh. Sikhi does not ask us to shun maya but rather to shun attachment of maya. Your clothes are OK as long as you don't do anything unethical to get them, or become resentful if you don't get them, or think you are better than others once you get them....
by IJJSingh
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: I'm wondering if me not growing my hair is bad after death
Replies: 2
Views: 9987

Re: I'm wondering if me not growing my hair is bad after dea

RSC2002, Sikhism is different than some of the other faiths, wherein we find salvation and meet God not after death but while we are alive. We do so by learning and following Gurbani. We start by meeting the external Guru (Gurbani). The external Guru in his infinite mercy unites us with the Guru tha...